Saturday, December 24, 2011

Design Builder Long Arm Demo Video

Today I uploaded a new demo video quilting Design Builder on a long arm machine.  One of the reasons I produced Design Builder fabric was to provide a practice quilt top which could be used for learning different long arm quilting techniques and tools. There were plenty of printed panels out there but not with different blocks plus sashings, borders and corner posts. I quilted three of the samples in pictured in Design Builder book on my home sewing machine and then I quilted the fourth while I was learning to use a long arm. As I quilted more samples on the long arm I continued to try new tools and actually improved my long arm skills - - - exactly what Design Builder was supposed to do! On this video clip I demonstrate some different templates and rulers, free hand quilting, and using the upper laser to quilt a flower design I printed from Design Builder CD.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Skillbuilder 1 Demo Video

I added another video to the tutorial section today which demonstrates free motion quilting on Skillbuilder 1 practice panel.  You can see how easy it is to practice since there is no marking or design selection!

Design Builder Home Machine Demo Video

I  uploaded a short demo video for Design Builder today. It has been on my "to do" list for quite some time! I quilted a Design Builder panel on my home machine using design ideas from Design Builder book. Each time I quilt a sample I try different designs. Since we were recording this time I used some of my favorite designs and some which are fast and easy. Quilting on Design Builder is good practice because each block is different and since no time is spent piecing . . . .  there is no stress! The patterns for an apron and bags are available in the Free Pattern tab and on our website in the free download section.