Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Straight-line quilting

I've been wanting to try some straight-line quilting for some time now ... but I don't have a walking foot ... Allison at PioneerValleyGirl suggested that I check with my LQS.  I was able to find one on eBay and anxiously awaited it's arrival ... it came today. 


It doesn't fit. 

However, I decided to try to make the cover for the pillow tonight for my neices new bedroom set (my inspiration pillow is here).  And since it 1) was small enough and 2) wouldn't have a visible back ... I decided to go for it! 

I LOVE it!  It's already been through the washer and dryer ... so it's nice and crinkly and I am really really happy with the result.  I hope I can find a walking foot soon so that I can make a larger attempt.

All the best!


  1. You can try it with a darning/free-motion foot. It's of course a bit more difficult, but doable. I made the quilt seen here, second pic from the bottom:, using only a darning foot. Although, a walking foot is a great thing to have too!

  2. Oh, I'm disappointed to hear it didn't fit. :(

    The pillow looks good, even without it. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find one soon

  3. It's a gorgeous pillow top!! You can do straight line with a regular foot, but you'll find that it's so-o-o-o much easier with a walking foot. I hope you find one soon!

  4. Wow; you did that without a walking foot? You are amazing! I struggle with straight line quilting, even WITH a walking foot!


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