... the quilting on a new quilt is always fun! :) This one is simply a panel with added borders -- very basic, as it will see very hard use as a nap quilt when our youngest grandchild (our only granddaughter) goes to preschool next fall. I'm going to outline quilt the major motifs in the panel and then add some feathers (have I mentioned lately that I love feathers?
) in the borders. Since this is for a girl, I thought something feminine would be nice for a change. :)
When I'm doing free-motion quilting, I find it very useful to add a SewSlip II to the bed of my machine; this allows the quilt to slide nicely instead of dragging or getting "hung up" on the cabinet. I also like to use the halo -- that's that red ring (it's not a hoop) -- which allows me to move the section I'm currently quilting without having to grasp fabric tightly in my fists. Both of these tools make handling the bulk of a quilt so much easier!
What tools do you use to make your free-motion quilting better?