Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hexies by Halves Quilt-Along - Lesson 5 - Simple Machine Quilting

From this point on in our quilt-along, many of you may be as experienced as I am and you're free to go ahead and finish your quilt on your own.  There any many different ways to finish a quilt ranging from tying, hand-quilting, home machine quilting (straight lines or free-motion), or you may have it professionally long-arm quilted.  Because there's no way I could do justice to all of these methods, I'm going to focus on my current favorite method...home-machine quilting.  I prefer home-machine quilting because it doesn't require any special equipment or a lot of space and is inexpensive.  I'm learning to do free-motion quilting and LOVE it, but I've chosen to straight line quilt all of my hexie quilts (so far) because I feel like it complements the overall quilt design well.

Thanks for your interest in the Hexies by Halves Quilt-Along.  Our quilt-along ran from July 8th through August 30th, 2013.  You can now find the full Hexies by Halves PDF Quilt Pattern in my shop here.

If you'd like to see a sample of the quality of my instructions, I have left Lesson 6 - Binding Your Quilt available for free here.

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  1. Thank you for the detailed instructions. I am definitely a novice at home machine in, I've never done it I really appreciate the step-by-step directions.

  2. Fabulous work! Fabulous tutorial! Thanks sooo much for sharing!
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  3. What a beautiful pattern! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers!

  4. Great tutorial. Visiting from WIP Wednesday. I think I'll have a look around.

  5. This is a wonderfully clear and detailed tutorial. I've not tried spray basting so the details are very useful. Love your finished quilts too!

  6. I got my quilting done today! I went with the 'parallelograms'. My quilting (more specifically my basting) skills are still sorely lacking, but I'll get there!

  7. I was so sorry to miss this QAL. I just found out about it yesterday. I really like how thorough you were with your tutorials and how you took it to the very end with quilting ideas. I have saved your site in my favorites so I don't miss another QAL. Thanks for all of your effort. You did a good job.

    1. Pamela, it's not too late! We still have one more lesson coming up and everyone who is signed up will get a free copy of the final PDF version of the pattern.


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