swaysey family asked, "So do you quilt your own quilts?I've made 2 queen sized quilts for christmas presants and have been paying lots of money for someone to use there quilting machiene.What do you do and how easy / hard is it?"
i love the look of machine quilting. so vintagy. :) but i don't love the dollar sign it comes with. you usually pay by the square inch. that is a lot of extra money put into the quilt on top of the fabric, and batting. because of that, i have always done my own quilting. it is my favorite part of the whole process. i just do whatever comes to my mind. i think that is the joy of quilting, there is no right or wrong way, whatever you do is unique. i think it is fairly easy to do your own quilting. i have never quilted anything too difficult though, just straight lines, and pretty simple.
some ideas and inspiration:
my quilt. i just sewed straight lines in each direction across the squares to make a checker board.
i know this isn't a quilt, so to speak, but you get the same idea.stitch in the ditch is what they call it. its as simple as sewing in the seams. thats it.
other favorite ideas,
**soule mamas quilts, love them. i am sure i have mentioned her before. love her stuff. just plain in love. this one and this one.
**nettiepetes quilts, amazing! . so simple. just sew lines opposite of your seams.
**and one from the amazing amy karol,
**i love the wave detail in this one from candace.
i hope this sparked some ideas and gave you some new inspiration.:) remember, don't be afraid to try something different and out of the box. there is no right or wrong. now i am in the mood to sew. :)