Thursday, July 26, 2012

TNT gets Ziggy

We'll it has been another fun filled week ;)  I actually tried 2 new things this week, and both of them had to do with my new Ribbons Quilt.  First, I did a new free motion quilting design of Holly and Ivy.  It was a super fun quilting design that got super easy about half way through the quilt :)  (And there is a video tutorial of how to do it at then end of this post :)  


And, I also tried zig-zaging my edges before binding.  (I zig-zaged my raw edges first using the front of the quilt as a guide and then trimmed the excess.)    Linz had mentioned on a TNT a while ago that she had tried this, and so I figured, why not give it a go and see if it makes a difference.   And I can say, It made a difference.  I don't use pins or clips at all when I bind, just do it by hand as I go, so having one layer to worry about instead of 3 separate ones really made it go together quickly.  I can see myself zig-zaging a lot more in the future ;) 


So that is what I Tried New this week ;)  How about you????  Link on up :)

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14 comments:

  1. I love it! I'm not linking up this week because I didn't do anything sewing related, but I did make a peach crisp for the first time. Hope you're enjoying your summer! :)

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  2. Awesome go at the holly quilting! appreciate the video! I tried some raw-edge appliqué, and a new pattern, plus tweaking a pattern to suit my supplies on hand.

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  3. I like the holly quilting! I don't know if I could do that though! Looks hard. Thanks for hosting this!! :)

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  4. Thank you for the quilting motif idea. I'll probably be using it.

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  5. I've tried the zig zag but found my edges getting tucks. I don't know what's wrong when I do it, so I do binding the traditional way.

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  6. I actually use the blanket stitch - on a Viking SE/LE is 6.0 and 6.0 -- the largest stitch in this set. It hold the sandwich together very well and allowes me to turn the two inch binding over twice - very tight and firm - and you hide all the rough edges anyway -- !)

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  7. Have you serged the edges before -- it cuts them off at the same time. It may be another step saved :) I haven't tried it, since I don't have a serger -- but several of the PMQG do it. Thanks for hosting the link up.

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  8. Great idea with the zig zagged edge, and love the quilting

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  9. Very cool quilting pattern! =D

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  10. Hi, Melissa. I added my link, but it didn't get the photo, and when I tried to redo it, it wouldn't let me. I really do not understand why sometimes Linky lets us delete a link (usually, so I can make a correction) and why other times it won't. Anyway, sorry about the weird blue frog. (I doubt if that will call anyone over to my blog! But I'll enjoy visiting the other participants!)

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  11. what a fun FMQ pattern! great job :)

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  12. love Kate Spain's Christmas lights twinkling on your quilt. The quilting is fun & the zig-zag. Wondering when I can use the zig-zag on the binding. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa