Today, the winds have changed and the smoke is not as bad as it has been for the last few days.
News from the studio
Maple Leaf Quilt
Isn't this a wonderful celebration of Fall? It was created by Linda, from Catskill, NY. I love her joyful use of color. We used the Poplar pantograph.
Tips and Techniques
Securing those seams for longarmingBoth the backing and the top are placed under tension when loaded onto the frame for longarming. That's in order to keep the quilt stable and avoid accidental tucks and shifting.With all of the seams under some sort of tension, there is the possibility that unsecured seams can un-sew themselves. If the seams in the top have inadvertently missed the mark or are even slightly open, the machine can catch itself in the opening and cause damage to the top or backing.
Here are a few common methods of securing seams during the construction process: