Crazy quilting, decorative stitches, Inspira placemat form and the bias binding foot
I’ve always wanted to do crazy patchwork! I’ve been meaning to take on a project like this for a long time. I researched this fun method of quilting and I’m ready to get started. I’m making placemats as a first crazy patchwork project. They’re small and will give me a chance to learn as I go without committing to a full quilt. With 100 stitches available on the PFAFF Passport 3.0, I won’t have any problem embellishing my crazy patchwork.
I’m using an Inspira placemat form, it’s fusible and will allow me to do crazy patchwork on one side, and when finished I can fuse one piece of fabric to the back before I put on the binding.
The first thing I did was cut an odd shape with straight edges for the center. I didn’t use a template. After cutting the first shape I then secured it with a straight stitch using the ¼” foot.
Now the fun part, going over all of the seams with decorative stitches! The PFAFF Passport 3.0 has 100 stitches for me to choose from so I won’t have any problems filling these seams. Decorative stitches is a great way to get creative and the Passport makes it easy to let loose as I can easily see the stitches available to me on this pull out panel at the side of machine. I love all the information available at my fingertips!
After choosing a stitch I can touch the information button and the PFAFF Passport 3.0 will let me know which sewing foot will work best for this stitch! It takes all the guesswork out leaving behind a great stitch and finish.
I cut the backing larger than the Inspira form, so that after it’s pressed on I can trim it to fit perfectly.
As for the binding, I wanted to try applying it with the bias binder foot. The foot works great. Here are a couple of tips after a bit of trial and error:
- After making the bias tape, pull it an inch or so if it’s sticking out the back of the sewing foot, it can be trimmed off later.
- Go slow, this is not a race and it’s still faster than sewing the binding on by hand.
I’m pleased with the finished result. Next time I’m going to move needle a bit to the left since that’s so easy to do with my PFAFF Passport 3.0 sewing machine.
I’ve had the perfect week, being able to stitch every day with my PFAFF Passport 3.0 sewing machine has made it an even better week. Starting the new year off with new techniques is setting me up to have a successful quilting year. It was fun getting a little bit crazy with my PFAFF Passport 3.0 sewing machine.