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MQM Fishbone

on January 11, 2016

Welcome!  Today the Fishbone pattern is up.  It is very similar to the cursive L, but tighter.  It can be quilted up and down, or left to right.  It looks like a very “Modern” design.  In fact I learned it in a Modern Free Motion Quilting class.

I was looking through Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy to find the name of this design and found several others that can be used in the same way and are really simpler than the Fishbone.  Amanda calls them back and forth designs.  We have Back and Forth, Candy, Fishbone, and Loops.  If you can do one, it won’t be much of a stretch to do the others.

When someone talks about machine quilting, the tools used needs to be discussed.  I use Machingers for my gloves.  I started out with the red dot garden gloves.  They were hot and had to come off every time  I needed to handle the thread.  Then I moved to the “Secretary Fingers”, the rubber tips that fit on the index finger to flip through paper pages.  I haven’t seen any in a while, but they worked well, it’s just that I kept loosing them.  Next up were “Quilting Paddles”.  They didn’t roll off the table, I didn’t have to take anything “off” when handling thread and they fit my hand perfectly.  I like the Machingers better, because I can get closer to my quilting with my hands, but then you must be CAREFUL to not sew a finger!

Enjoy the video and hoping they will improve with time and practice!

Click HERE for the video.


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