“Quilting Echoes”

I told you a couple weeks ago that I was interested in a deeper exploration of the quilting stitches themselves rather than concentrating on the piecing aspects of my own quilting projects this fall.  I really love the embroidered quilting designs my machines can produce for my projects, but I am also interested in what I can do outside of embroidery to really make my projects stand out.  I am the first to admit that I am not an accomplished free motion quilter.  I have not put in the kind of practice time that art form requires, but I can still make quite a statement in my projects outside of my hoop driven embroidery by trying a straight forward technique I know I can do:  echo quilting.  I have been exploring the online offerings lately (what did we do before YouTube and Facebook?) and have found some things that might interest you as you also plan your upcoming projects.  I have included video links as well as links to accessories needed.  Remember, accessories for Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff machines are still 20 percent off through September 30th! 

Both Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff have an excellent Free Motion Echo Quilting foot. This foot has markings on it to help you keep your current line of stitching equidistant from your last line of stitching.
Both Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff each have a new Echo Quilting feet set for use on their Platinum series quilting machine (from Viking) or the Powerquilter (from Pfaff)
Check out this short Facebook video posted on September 18th using this foot.

If you happen to own a walking foot, this video by Angela Walters gives some good instruction on quilting using the feed teeth and this foot.

I think you will find this Angela Walters echo quilting video quite inspirational. I know I did!

Happy Sewing!