Welcome back! Yesterday I made crazy quilt houses and finished the center of the table runner. Today I’ll add the borders and then use the MuVit dual-feed foot that comes with the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 to do the quilting.
Add the borders
- Measure the length of your house row and cut 2 strips 5″ (or your desired width) x that length for the top and bottom borders.
- Sew on the top and bottom borders. You can use either of the ¼” feet for this seam – the one with the guide or the one without. If I’m not using pins for precise placement, I use the foot with the guide.
If I’m sewing something where I need to sew right up to the pin before removing the pin, I use the foot without the guide.
- Measure the height of the row and cut 2 strips 5″ x that height for the side borders. Sew on the side borders.
There are many options for quilting this project. Quilting in the ditch around the blocks and border would be a good place to start. The MuVit dual-feed foot allows you to do this very easily. Have a look at this video to see the MuVit foot in action.
There are 5 different feet for the dual feed foot, including a stitch in the ditch foot that makes this method almost foolproof.
Many of the decorative stitches can also be used for quilting. I used the serpentine stitch in the snow at the bottom of the houses.
I love wide 5” x 11¼” workspace on the Brother BQ3050 machine when quilting!
So now my little table runner/wall hanging is all quilted, but I thought I should add some extra embellishment and practise some free motion quilting as well. Come back tomorrow to see how I went from this …
…to this, by using fusible applique and free motion stitching on the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050!
This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: How the laser light on the Brother BQ3050 saves time on prep work
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