Aug 12, 2008
Meander quilting hints
Here's some of my hints for meander quilting. My machine has a button that lowers the feed dogs. I have a darning foot for it. I set the machine to sew the smallest stitch--I don't know if that really works, but I think it does. I have those little rubber finger covers. I put the quilt edge under the needle, and press the needle-down button on the machine. I remove some of the safety pins from the pin basting. Hold the quilt under the needle as flat as you can. What I do is sew across the quilt towards me, in a kind of squiggly line, slowly moving the fabric, while pressing down on the foot pedal as if I'm going 100 miles an hour. I just make squiggles. And I'm not too fussy, either. Lately I've not been quilting as closely together as I used to, leaving an inch or two space between the quilting squiggles. I use a polyester batt, the thin kind. I haven't used a cotton batt in many years. Sometimes I try writing on the quilt, names, or "love" or something. It's fun for the recipients of the quilt to find their names written in the quilting.