First Time “Quilting”…

I’m almost done with my very first quilt… but before I start quilting it, I wanted to practice on something else to get the hang of quilting or stippling (I’m not sure of the correct term)… So I made a small 10×12 inch quilt to practice using the Walking Foot and Stippling Foot that came with my sewing machine.

Sewing Feet

I’ve never used a Walking Foot, nor a Stippling foot, so this was new territory. So armed with my sewing machine manual and the help of some YouTubers, I gave it a try.

It was pretty neat!!!… both me and my Mom (who was watching) were excited. At first, the stitches were messy and I couldn’t coordinate moving the quilt and pressing the sewing machine pedal… so I had areas where there were tons of stitches and areas where you can tell I moved the quilt too fast.

After a while, I think I got the hang of it… We’ll see on the actual full size quilt.

After quilting/stippling, I searched and watch YouTube videos on how to bind a quilt. I cut 2.5 inch strips and joined them together the way several tutorials showed me. I then binded my practice quilt and I think it came out nice. My Mom was impressed :)

Practice Quilt (Front)

Practice Quilt (Back)

I even hand sewed the back of the binding… though I’m not sure how well I did.

Now comes the moment of truth… Time to finally start quilting my first full size quilt. I’ll post photos later of the completed quilt.

One last thing… when I was at the 99¢ Only Stores, I happen to find these rubberized “Deluxe” Gloves which will be perfect for quilting… and they were a deal at 99¢.

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  • Dan Rouse

    It looks good, Joel! I love the sun quilting, and your finish on the binding looks great

    • Thanks Dan :) I need to look up close at other people’s binding to see how they do theirs…

  • Margaret

    Looks like your first try was a success. I love that sun!

    • Thanks Margaret… Can’t wait to make more :)