A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Yup, I have some finished quilts to show. First, a peek at the issue quilt from a few posts ago. I got the whole thing stabilized. I was quilting along doing just fine with a feather on the border. Then I saw this tuck in the backing. It wasn’t visible until I advanced the quilt.
So it comes off the machine for me to do some frog stitching. I decided to do the frogging in the evening while watching TV instead of using daylight. Daylight is for machine time.
So I put three small quilts on to quilt. Three together for fast quilting. Fast easy ones that will help pay a bill quickly. Here’s the first one. It’s a Christmas Stocking to be used as a table topper. All I did was stitch in the ditch.
Ok, this is the second one. A bunny quilt that is also a table topper. I did simple stitch in the ditch on this one too. Then I did straight line quilting on the tan inside border and the background behind the bunny.
The third one is kissing bunnies. I did stitch in the ditch around the characters and stippled the background behind the bunnies. Straight lines on the outside border and the dark inside border. A feather (?) design on the pink border.
Here is a view of the back of the kissing bunnies. The backing is flannel.
How did I put three on the machine at the same time? End to end. Like this. When you have small quilts and the backing is about the same size you can quilt more than one by floating the tops. The tops do not have to be close to the same size but the backing does.
I sometimes will sew a temporary piece of fabric to a backing in order to fit it closer in size. An inch or two smaller is ok though. Bobby knows if she plans to use the same fabric on more than one small quilt that it’s best to leave it as one whole piece instead of cutting it apart. It makes my job easier because I don’t have to sew it back together again before quilting. Bobby has one more small quilt here that I plan to quilt tomorrow. That way she can pick them all up together. She drives here from the other side of Kentucky to bring her quilts to me and drives again to pick them up.
I think it’s time for me to get off the computer and back into the studio.