Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Learning to machine quilt #1 - potholders

Now that Christmas is over and the gifts have been given, I can blog about these.
When I decided that I wanted to do some quilting on my home sewing machine, I needed a small project to practice on. I found a pattern using a tumbler template that I used to make some potholders.  

This was a really quick and easy pattern.

After practicing on some scrap material and making sure I was happy with the stitch length and the tension, it was time to quilt.
I bought some special heat resistant batting.
Then I sewed straight lines.  I wanted to keep it simple for my first project.