Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My new favorite toy

I finally splurged and bought a real darning foot for my sewing machine. I wish I had a long time ago. Can't believe I used to free-motion quilt without it.

After practicing on scraps for just a couple minutes I got brave and decided to do more than just "stippling".

I was given two table runners from a friend who doesn't do the finishing/quilting part of projects. She asked me to do it for her after seeing some of my other free-motion quilting projects.

I got both done in one afternoon because my new pressure foot was so awesome!!

The first one I each print had a flower-theme. So I did five petal flowers all over connected by vines.

I even practiced leaves on the borders...

Here is the back, it shows off the quilting a bit better.

The second one is a black and white. I just did more stippling because I couldn't think of anything else more creative than that.
However, I was able to do a much tighter pattern than ever before now that I can actually see what I'm doing with this new darning foot.

My new darning foot has changed quilting for me. It's faster, easier, eliminates common mistakes, and looks so much better! It has given me confidence to be more creative and explore trying new designs and patterns!! I love it!!

If you are free-motion quilting, hopefully you have a real darning foot. If not, you MUST have one. Nothing compares. I love it!!


  1. WOAH! Impressive. Your flowers look really, really good.

  2. justine, that is sooo amazing! i love just looking at the photos--and can't imagine how gorgeous it must be in reality!

  3. Wow! I love that table runner! Did you make that one, too? Good job on the quilting. If I plan on doing any more quilts, I think I'll have to get one of those darning foots!

    1. No, I didn't make either of these table runners. I just quilted them. A friend of mine made them.