In my excitement to post about the QAL and giveaway yesterday I forgot to mention a couple of things. A few people mentioned that they will probably join in, but use an unfinished quilt to free motion quilt, rather than making the Giant Chevron. You are absolutely more than welcome to do this - and still link up each week and at the end. This QAL will be much more about building FMQ skills than making a specific quilt, so if you have a quilt you'd like to get off the WIP pile, it might be the perfect opportunity :o)
If you are thinking about making a Giant Chevron though, and are keen to use solids, Polka Dot Tea is having a store wide sale this weekend, with 20% off everything. They stock a huge range of Cotton Couture solids (which is what I'll be using for my quilt), so it might be a good time to get your fabric sorted out :o) Just use the code 'winter20' at checkout to receive your discount. They also stock a beautiful array of Japanese designers and low volume fabric.
I also wanted to mention that I've lined up a fabulous guest poster for the QAL. The amazingly talented Renee will be telling us all about how she free motion quilts (like how she coordinates moving the quilt and getting the needle speed right). Because I have a stitch regulator on my FMQ foot (which senses the movement of the fabric under the foot, and moves the needle up and down automatically), this is something I don't have experience with, so I'm extremely excited to have Renee on board to explain how she does things.
I'm so excited that so many of you are keen to join in with this QAL, I think it will be a little bit different and a LOT of fun.
Well there you go, I never knew you could get stitch regulated FMQ feet!
Hi Jess. I hope to join in on your quilt along. The FMQ is always the hardest part : )
You are too kind! I hope I can find a way to explain it so others understand!
Jess, I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the beautiful fabrics!! I don't have anything like them in my stash and I am now looking for the perfect pattern for a quilt using them! Thank you again, so very much!!!
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