Thursday, September 17, 2015

Machine Quilting With Style, and Giveaway

Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by on my day to tell you about Christa Watson's new book Machine Quilting With Style: From Walking-foot Wonders to Free-motion Favorites, and enter the book giveaway at the end of this post. This giveaway is now closed.

"Candy Pop" is the quilt I made from Machine Quilting With Style. It's pattern number nine of 12 in Christa's book. Obviously, I'm a fan of rainbow gradations, so it was fun to choose an assortment of prints from my stash.

Candy Pop, 44" W X 45" 
The background blocks were pieced with Kona Snow and Kona Silver. Silver is my new favorite shade of grey solid.

I didn't follow Christa's instructions for making the circles as she did with fusible, raw-edged appliqué. My fabric circles have finished edges. I made them using my most favorite quiltmaking tool - a 12" set of 1/8"-thick, acrylic nested rings (I swear, I used them all the time!) I picked the proper ring size to trace.


Adding 1/2" to the diameter when I cut circles from fabric, I then hand-basted with quilting thread around the perimeter of each fabric circle, gathering it around a finished-size template cut from iron-able template plastic. A word of caution when pressing heat resistant template plastic... don't set your iron too hot. My T-Fal iron actually warped the plastic! 

Machine appliqué was fun and easy. Threading my machine with monofilament thread on top, and 50-weight Aurifil in the bobbin, I remembered to put the thread through the bobbin case finger, to give a little extra tension on the bottom. (A feature on Bernina sewing machines.)

You really can't see the tiny, nearly invisible zig-zag stitches all the way around each circle.

A note here. When I finished machine appliquéing the circles, I cut away the background fabric behind the fabric circle, about a quarter inch from the appliqué stitches. That way, there's less bulk to my quilt - another reason I prefer turned-under appliqué. If you use fusible web, you can't cut away the background. 

After each block was finished, putting the top together was a snap using my favorite Web method of assembly. If you're not familiar with it, here's my How to Sew a Web tutorial. The quilt sandwich was  made with Quilter's Dream select loft poly.

The beauty of Christa's book - actually a somewhat unique feature for a quilting book - is that she has  not only has 12 great designs, but she offers lots of helpful instruction for quilting - numerous straight line and free motion suggestions - and she peppers the book with practical and helpful tips.

For her Candy Pop quilt, Christa quilted a spiral in the center of each appliquéd circle. I copied that design, sit-down quilting on my Pfaff Grand Quilter.

Next, I quilted a ring of approximately quarter-sized pebbles around each circle appliqué. They're not all perfectly round, but from a distance - while riding on that proverbial horse - they look just fine.

And last, I quilted hooked swirls in-between the circles, occasionally improv-quilting designs Christa refers to as "box texture" and "triangle texture."

Never one to leave a quilt unlabeled, and believing more information is better, I added this.

Then I was off to take pretty, styled photos in the entry to the Big Cypress Rec Center, where my Big Cypress Quilters group meets every Tuesday afternoon. Perfect! How about that hot pink table?!

Candy Pop should take up permanent residence.


To get your own copy of the book, here are two suggestions: 
For a print version get it on Amazon.
For an eBook version, go to Martingale Press.

Or, if you like to first take a chance at winning an eBook, Martingale Press is allowing me to give one away. By the way, an eBook makes it super-easy to follow patterns on your computer, or just print the pages needed for the project you want to make.

This giveaway is now closed.

To enter my giveaway, comment below to answer my question:
How do you quilt your quilts? By domestic machine? By longarm? By check?
Also, please be sure I know how to contact you. If you're a "no reply" commenter, I can't tell you that you've won! A winner will be drawn Saturday night, September 20. The giveaway IS open internationally. This giveaway is now closed.

In the meantime, check out the other 11 patterns made by quilters. You'll enjoy visiting each of them, and you'll also find additional opportunities to enter giveaways!

9/14 Color Crystals – Vicki Reubel from Orchid Owl Quilts
9/14 Technicolor Backing – Ida Ewing from Ida Rather Be Quilting
9/15 Pearl Gray – Alyce Blyth from Blossom Heart Quilts
9/16 Broken V – Sharon McConnell from Color Girl Quilts
9/17 Candy Pop – Linda Hungerford from Flourishing Palms You are here!
9/18 Ripples – Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting
9/19 Little Man’s Fancy – Tina Guthmann from Mod Geometry
9/21 Square in a Square – Stacy Cooper from Farm Road Quilts
9/22 Static – Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced
9/23 Rain – Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs
9/24 Lightning – Leanne Chahley from She Can Quilt
9/25 Facets – Kristy Daum from St. Louis Folk Victorian
9/26 Focal Point – Amy Garro from 13 Spools

Visit the blogs below too! You'll find additional insights including book reviews, interviews, sample blocks, and other interesting content you won’t want to miss.

9/15 Andover Fabrics
9/16 Amy’s Free Motion Quilting Adventures and Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project
9/17 Do You EQ? from Electric Quilt and Darlene from Quilt Shop Gal
9/18 Jacquelynne Steves’ The Art of Home and Scott Hansen from Blue Nickel Studios
9/19 Moda Fabrics – The Cutting Table
9/21 Krista Hennebury of Poppy Print and Katy Cameron from The Littlest Thistle
9/22 Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts and Generation Q Magazine
9/23 Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts
9/24 Stitch This – The Martingale Blog and Riley Blake Fabrics
9/25 Michele Foster of The Quilting Gallery and Teri Lucas from TerifiCreations
9/26 Pellon Projects and Amy Ellis from Amy’s Creative Side

P.S. If you're in Central Florida, beginning in late February, I will be teaching this "Candy Pop" quilt at the Lifelong Learning College. Watch my "Schedule" (see tab above) for more information. 

152 comments:

  1. Mostly by check, but sometimes with my Janome. Thanks! gigiv13@gmail.com

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  2. Beautiful quilt; the colours are so you! And the quilting is fantastic as per usual. If I piece or applique a quilt by hand, I usually pay for someone to quilt it by hand (I'm not a very patient hand quilter) but if the quilt is done by machine I normally quilt it myself on a domestic machine, either by FMQ or with the walking foot.

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  3. I quilt some on my Janome Horizon, but still hand quilt the special ones. Great colors and I love how those circles highlight some fun prints.

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  4. I quilt on my domestic machine. This is really a cute quilt!

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  5. You've really outdone yourself with this quilt! I love the colors you chose, the quilting you did and the bonus applique tips! I love it when others can truly make a quilt their own!!

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  6. Beautiful quilt. Love the colors, they do work well with the lobby at BC. I either do basic quilting on my domestic machine (Bernina Quilters edition) or by check generally depending on the size.

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  7. I love circles and your quilt is wonderful. I mostly use my domestic machine to quilt straight lines but I'd love to branch out someday.

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  8. wow your quilt is lovely. it just screams, "cuddle up in me" thanks for sharing how you made the circles. I use my home machine for small projects, for large quilts (twin plus size) I send out to a long arm qjilter

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  9. This simple but super fun design is so beautiful! I love the strip of light grey behind the dots - it adds so much interest. Fabio!

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  10. I love the colors in this quilt. Thanks for sharing your circle technique. I will give that a try. I quilt on my domestic machine, but could use some guidance and more practice. I love how you quilted this quilt. Great job!!!

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  11. Well, I quilt my quilts sometimes with my domestic sewing machine, my Husqvarna Viking Diamond Royale, but if it's a really big job, or a very important quilt, then by check, sending it out to an accomplished longarm quilter :-)

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  12. I like your variation of Christas quilt. I use a Janome machine that has a large space to the right of the needle.

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  13. Your quiIt is really pretty! I usually hire someone else to do my quilting, but I would love to start doing more of it myself.

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  14. One of my favorite in the book, love both fantastic versions. I quilt with my Janome since 2 years.

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  15. By check for quilts, small wall hangings by domestic.

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  16. I started quilting the charity quilts using my home machine but that was so hard on my shoulder and back so I saved and bought a long arm machine.

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  17. Great version of Christa's quilt. I love the rainbow. I do all of my quilting on a domestic machine.

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  18. I quilt my quilts on a domestic machine, but recently had the opportunity to quilt one on a long-arm, and am planning to rent time on a long-arm for two more quilts.

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  19. Great job! I like the finished edges on your circles, thanks for the tip. I quilt my quilts on a hand guided longarm.

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  20. What a fun interpretation of Christa's quilt. I quit domestic ☺️.

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  21. I use a domestic machine for free motion quilting. I have a Janome with an 11 inch throat. I can't wait to get Christa's book to learn how to do spirals, etc.! suzettestockley@gmail.com

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  22. I really like the colors you choose, especially the gray and white background! I quilt on my Viking sewing machine (no entry for me though, I'm in the bloghop).

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  23. I am a hand quilter so I also quilt by check or credit card. Some many quilts so little time! Your version of Christa's quilt is beautiful, bright & fun!

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  24. I have quilted all my quilts on my domestic sewing machine, even very large queen size ones.

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  25. I quilt small quilts on my domestic machine and large ones by check. Candy Pop is wonderful, and I love the pebbles you did outside the circles. Plus I'm always looking for just the right circle template, so thanks for that link.

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  26. I've just been quilting for a year and have done all the quilting on my home machine so far. I want to do some hand quilting some day.
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  27. I quilt on a gamill vision 18 that I quilt on, murphynell@yahoo,com

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  28. Great explanation on how you do turned edge appliqué. I free motion quilt on my domestic machine, but it has become difficult with my advanced arthritis. I have had to more straight line quilting with my walking foot for more control.

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  29. I love the bright cheery colors of your version of Candy Pop. And of course the quilting is beautiful as usual Linda. This would be a good book to add to our MQG library should I be lucky enough to win.

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  30. I quilt all my quilts on my domestic machines. For years I've had a Viking and just recently added an Elna with 11 inches of space. Very helpful for big quilts.

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  31. I'm just learning free motion quilting on my babylock Tempo. And I'm enjoying it so much.

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  32. Being a newbie, I have only quilted one baby quilt and I used my machine. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  33. Love love LOVE your Candy Pop! Haven't seen a quilt design in Christa's book that I didn't like a LOT :) I do all my quilting on my domestic Bernina 830. Mostly with my walking foot although I want to get back to FMQ soon. My goal this year was to purchase a longarm but I've pushed it back until next year ~ hopefully! Also have plans to hand quilt a small wall hanging I'm currently working on. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  34. I use my machine, mostly stitch-in-the-ditch and straight line quilting. I love making the tops but am still a bit chicken to venture into free-motion quilting. But I really want to learn more. mandmgold@yahoo.com

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  35. I do my fmq on my Janome Horizon domestic machine.

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  36. I love your version - so bright and cheery! I've only done straight line quilting on my domestic machine.

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  37. I quilt on a domestic machine.

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  38. I quilt on a domestic machine and am liking a spiral pattern these days.

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  39. I quilt both in my domestic and in the longarm, depending on the quilt and design. (Madeofhonorquilts)

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  40. I quilt on my old Bernina, 170 quilters edition. Love it. Love your quilt! Thank you.

    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  41. I quilt on my Janome domestic machine, but still in the "practicing stage."

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  42. Love seeing everyone's interpretation the quilts...great blog hop! I do it all...six different sewing machines and a mid arm. Plus an occasional check to one of the great longarm quilters we have in Las Vegas. I have known Christa and her Mom for many years. It has been great to see her grow and blossom. AnnLouise Pugh cronelv@pughlitzer.com

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  43. I quilt on my domestic machine. Fun candy pop! :)
    N.snaer at gmail dot com

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  44. I have only finished a couple of quilts. One I just tied and one that I did entirely by hand--piecing and quilting. I would love to have a long-arm machine or a midsize sit down quilting machine, that is not in my budget. I can do straight-line machine quilting on my old machine, but that is it as it doesn't and I can get a walking foot or darning foot. I can only do small quilts this way.

    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  45. I quilt my quilts on my domestic sewing machine. Some day in my dreams I will have a mid arm or long arm.

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  46. Fabulous quilt - I love it!!
    I quilt all my quilts on my domestic machine.

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  47. Your quilt is stunning! Love the fabrics you have chosen and the way you have quilted it. Thanks so much for sharing all the details on your applique method. I quilt by domestic machine, but have an awful lot to learn!

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  48. I quilt on my domestic machine. I love that quilt. I like to try my hand at that quilt using my fabrics. Your quilts are always stunning.
    Kathy Gricius

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  49. I love your interpretation of Candy Pops. I learned several great hints from your post today. I'm still challenged by machine applique and don't really care for the look of fusible applique. I may have to give your mthod a try.
    I FMQ on my domestic machine (a Bernina 1031 - old, but perfectly serviceable).
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. Straight line quilter on my Viking or by check.
    Thanks for the chance. Crossing my fingers

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  51. I've got the ebook, but you know I'm a domestic machine quilter! Love your quilt version. Fabulous! I prefer turned edge applique too. Giving you a shout out on my blog today.

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  52. I enjoy quilting with my domestic machine
    drlbennett at gmail dot com

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  53. I quilt on a domestic machine. I like this pattern!

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  54. I do all my own quilting on a domestic machine. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  55. Oh, goodie, it's finally your day! What a beautiful project. You always do such incredible work. I pretend to quilt on a domestic. My quilting skills are still pretty rudimentary! XO

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  56. Your quilt is beautiful. I have quilted by hand, by domestic machine and the one I'm working on now will be quilted by check. You have to do what works for you at the time.

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  57. I love quilting on my Bernina 440. Quilting takes me to a quiet and creative space. I used to quilt by hand but my wrists won't allow that anymore. I love your quilt and the quilting!!!!!. Rchianese26@yahoo.com

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  58. I'm a sucker for rainbows...this one is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing you method for the circles! I machine quilt 99% of my quilts!

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  59. I quilt my own quilts on my Bernina.

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  60. Hi Linda!!! Thanks for this chance ;) i quilt my quilts with my Bernina 440... but next week i will receive my new HQ INFINITY (long arm). This is so exciting!!!
    Kisses from Barcelona ;)

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  61. i do all of mine on my big brother a straight stitch machine

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  62. I machine quilt on my Bernina, I'm learning how to get better at it, but I d like doing it.

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  63. I quilt my quilts on my Janome 6600. I enjoy doing my own quilting as it is part of the process. When someone else does the quilting on my giant quilts I feel like I have missed something.

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  64. I've never quilted by check! Why take away my fun? I love quilting on my Babylock Tiara. I have so much to continue to learn and improve upon. Thanks! - Karen at kcestep@yahoo.com

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  65. I just quilt with my sewing machine!

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  66. Newbie quilter so I'm giving it my best shot at FMQ.

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  67. I quilt on my domestic and love FMQ. Zapfdm@earthlink.net

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  68. Mostly on my domestic, Janome Horizon. Once in a while for large quilts by check.

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  69. Now virtually all my quilts are quilted by check - by a professional long arm quilter - but I'd love to get better at using my walking foot so I could quilt at least the small ones myself.

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  70. Since most of my quilts are wall-sized these days I really get excited quilting them on my Bernina 1230. You've done Christa's pattern justice! I too never get tired of rainbow hues and pretty quilt texture!

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  71. I quilt large projects by check and smaller projects with my Janome.

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  72. I quilt my own quilts on a regular machine unless it is a queen size. Then it goes to a longarmer.

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  73. I am just learning how to quilt on my domestic sewing machine - sometimes on an older wooden frame and sometimes on a desk. I started out with a basic meandering design, but am now experimenting with rulers as well. This is so addicting! Your quilts are beautiful... I especially love both the colors and creative quilting on your Candy Pop quilt. Very nice!

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  74. As you know, I have a long arm and if time ever permits, I plan to quilt some of my quilts that way! But in the meantime, most of my own quilts have been quilted on my Bernina. I hope I'm lucky in the giveaway because I desperately need help on quilting designs, especially on the new modern quilts, which I want to make one of these days. Your Candy Pop looks perfect on that table! Be careful, it may not make it home with you.:)

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  75. Always a treat to see your lovely quilting linda. I quilt the little ones on my domestic but send the big ones out. My little Kenmore just won't do it ; )

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  76. I quilt on my Babylock Tiara, it's a wonderful sit down midarm with a 16" throat space, works great for a small space, a dream to quilt any size quilt.

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  77. Please don't leave this delightful quilt at the Rec Centre! If you really don't want it, I will surely give it a happy home! And I quilt on my Juki called Hazel!

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  78. I quilt on my domestic machine and by credit card. Your quilt is beautiful and I love reading your blog. I, too, am a former Iowan and now live in Portland Maine. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book.

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  79. I quilt on my vintage Featherweight and 301 machines. My students are always surprised when I pull out my FW from a shoulder bag!

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  80. Great review Linda and what a lovely quilt! I too love a rainbow color scheme, and your fabric selections are so bright and cheery :) Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a terrific new book!!

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  81. I try to do as many quilts on my domestic machine. Sometimes if its really special I will hand quilt or do both machine and hand quilt on the same.

    Your quilt is gorgeous, I love the fabrics you used.

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  82. Oh whoops - forgot to tell you how I quilt! My rule is that if the quilt is larger than a width of fabric (40") I quilt by check. Baby quilts and smaller items like bags, pillows, table runners, etc I quilt on my domestic machine, a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0. Thanks again!

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  83. Love your quilt...great fresh colour! I hand quilt and machine quilt all of my quilts. I hand quilt for others and beginning to machine quilt for others. I have a sit down long arm or mid arm... Hand quilting is really
    my thing, though. thanks for this chance.

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  84. Love this quilt! I do all my own quilts (and my MOM'S) on a domestic, Bernina 440 QE. Even tho I have the stitch regulator, i no longer use it. Was great to get started tho.

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  85. Love your version of this quilt! I quilt on my domestic machine, but am not very good at it!

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  86. i quilt my quilts on my husqvarna rose, almost 20 years old, and mostly straight line quilting.

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  87. I love your version of this quilt and it really does look like it belongs at the Rec center! I quilt using my domestic machine, mostly with the walking foot but am venturing into FMQ.

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  88. I have a friend who quilts for me. My Kenmore 36 won't handle the quilting. I'm in the market for a new sewing machine. I hope to be able to quilt one day soon!

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  89. If it's a "special" quilt, is really large, or if I have the money, I will go to the shop and do it on the long arm myself. However, most of the time I quilt my projects on my Janome.

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  90. I quilt on my home machine, even queen sized quilts. I find it relaxing. Love your version of Candy Pops!

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  91. I do my quilting on my Husqvarna Viking quilter's series, which has the extra room in the throat (neck? don't remember what it's called). I have yet to quilt anything bigger than a throw size, that's why I need Christa's book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. Your quilt turned out so cute! I do my quilting on a very old HQ16. I need to do a lot more practicing so I feel more comfortable using it!

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  93. I quilt using a longarm. I have a Gammill Classic plus.

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  94. I used to hand quilt but now do it either domestic or mid arm machine quilting. I love your version of the quilt. Thanks for the chance.

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  95. I use my Janome to quilt. I love the colors in this quilt; it's a great design. I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle circles, though. ;-)

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  96. You make the smooth curves on those circles look so easy! Love it! I've always quilted on my domestic sewing machine, but I recently bought a Sunshine 16 - need to get more comfortable using it.

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  97. I quilt my quilts on my Innova 18" longarm that I bought 9 months after I pieced my first quilt!! Love your circles...I've been drawn to them recently myself!!!

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  98. Oh I hope to learn to quilt on my Janome this year. So far I have hand quilted or tied my quilts.

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  99. I quilt on my domestic machine. I'm still a "newbie" but my QGOTV chapter members are so very helpful!

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  100. I quilt most of my quilts on my domestic machine. I've quilted by check only 3 times.

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  101. Love your quilt. I quilt my quilts on a domestic machine.

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  102. I'm a domestic machine quilter from way back. Love seeing all the fresh, pretty quilts coming out of Christa's book.

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  103. I haven't officially made a quilt yet, I'm still working on small quilted items that I do on my machine. Have a great day. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. I quilt my quilts by hand or machine. I did do one by check. The last two were done by machine. One of these was 110" x 84". It was a struggle to get it through my machine at times. I love your cokors in this quilt.

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  105. I don't do a ton of quilting, but when I do, it is all on my Bernina :)

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  106. This looks like a great book! thanks for the review and offering the giveaway.

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  107. Really, really old White sewing machine!

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  108. What a Beautiful Quilt!! Love it!! Thanks for chance to win your Drawing too! :)

    I quilt on my standard sewing machine

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  109. I really like your great tips and photos of your construction & quilting process! Your quilt is great!
    Mostly I quilt on my domestic Janome 7700 Horizon sewing machine. Occasionally, I quilt by check! (love that phrase!)

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  110. I quilt my hand or by my standard sewing machine.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  111. I've quilted all but my first quilt on my Janome 6600p. The first one was hand quilted.

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  112. On my domestic machine, Ken the Kenmore

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  113. I still only know how to do simple stuff on my domestic machine but would love to learn how to long arm. Thanks for sharing!

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  114. Thank you for the giveaway! I quilt using my domestic sewing machine.

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  115. Your quilt is so cool and so modern...just my style! I have quilted my quilts with my regular sewing machine and am dabbling with FMQ, but am not quite there yet to put it on a quilt.

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  116. I do quilt my smaller things on my domestic machine, such as table runners and baby quilts, but I haven't moved beyond basic stipple or straight lines. My bigger quilts, I send out to a LAQ ... and quilt with my checkbook. I'd love to get better at free motion, or get a longarm.

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  117. I quilt my projects on a Baby Lock Anna, very basic manual machine. Mostly, I go with FMQ in a spiral or echoed paisley pattern. I just hate marking the quilt top to follow the lines. Plus, those two FMQ motifs don't have to be even, straightly aligned, the same size, or anything else, just go and travel back to fill in the holes if they aren't close enough. Pretty much mistake proof. Of course, I'd love a longarm, but I'd have to get a visit from Ed McMahon first. linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  118. I do my quilting on my domestic machine.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  119. I quilt on a domestic machine. Someday I will have a LA. It is on my Bucket list so to speak. I really like your quilt.

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  120. In my domestic, though I would love to have a sit down long arm.

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  121. I quilt on my domestic machine.
    Live your quilt!

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  122. I use my sewing machine so I guess that is domestic. love candy pop quilt thanks

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  123. For small quilt versions I use my trusty domestic but for Queen size I pay to have it done.

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  124. I quilt on my domestic machine. I like using quilting motifs that compliment the fabric and quilt pattern. It makes each quilt a work of (he)art.

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  125. I have a mid arm but usually just use my domestic machine. Christa is great and her new book looks fabulous. Thanks for a great giveaway. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  126. I quilt my quilts on a domestic machine - The Janome Horizon 7700

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  127. I quilt mine with my regular machine. I'd love a long arm but need a bigger sewing room!

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  128. Hi, Linda! Love this quilt - so vibrant and lovely! - and your tutorial. I quilt on a longarm after spending a year and a half leaning to fmq on my Bernina. Well, fair to say I still use both - the domestic machine for smaller projects and the undomesticated (ha) for the biggies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  129. My big quilts go to my long arm gal and smaller ones I do myself on my domestic, Your quilt is great! I love the nice neat circles!

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  130. I quilt by machine. I sometimes think about sending it to a longarmer, but I always worry they would think "well, her piecing skills are lousy! "

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  131. Love this bright, modern, fun colors. I quilt in my domestic machine, but someday I hope to get a long arm machine.

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  132. Love everything about it, the quilting, the colors, your method of making the circles! Great job! Count me in on the giveaway. I quilt on my domestic Bernina 153.

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  133. I quilt anything bigger than a mini on my longarm. Love your quilt! It's now added to my never ending "to make" list!

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  134. The large quilts I send out. I do the smaller things myself on my brother machine. Would so love to learn how to get better and more courage with FMQ. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. Great blog entry! Love your work and Christa's new book looks fun! I quilt on my domestic BERNINA 180 mostly free motion.

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  136. I quilt on my Juki. I do have a mid-arm but don't have the space for it at the moment.

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  137. I am quilting by check but itching to try on my Bernina. Love your quilt and detailed post. carolann427@aol.com

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  138. I do both. So far I've quilted 6 quilt tops this year. Working my way through my closet.

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  139. I'm quilting on my domestic machine,love to challenge myself. Love the quilt you made(love all of them actually) and your choice of fabrics.
    Thanks for great giveaway!😃😃😃

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  140. I love your quilt, it's so happy. I quilt on my janome domestic machine. Your free motion quilting is so inspiring.

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  141. I quilt with my domestic sewing machine. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  142. I quilt some of my own quilts on a domestic machine..and occasionally I send some of them to a long arm quilter and pay by cheque.

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  143. I quilt all of my own quilts. I do them on my Bernina 440. I find getting them professionally quilted far too expensive for me, so it was a matter of just doing it. I have had a disaster along the way, but it is all a learning curve.

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  144. Hi there
    I do my quilting on my Bernina 440 - smaller items such as bags, cushions, wall-hangings up to cot and single size bed quilts. I recently completed a queen size quilt for my daughter's birthday and sent it out to be commercial quilted - I just can't manage anything this large at home.

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  145. Love it! You did a fabulous job. The quilt is beautiful. You make applique look easy. Thanks for the tips! And I love the Web piecing technique. Dena

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  146. love love love these circles - the colours are faabulous and love the different colours background !! thanks so much fir your awesome tips - must investigate the bobbin finger ! I'm pinning the whole post for my tips board !!

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