On the Frame

Yesterday, I played on the Bernina quilt frame at Sew Original! I quilted my Meadow Flowers quilt on it.

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Basically, it’s a 12 foot frame that you put your sewing machine on. I was using a Bernina 820. (I usually quilt on The Guru’s Bernina 830.) It’s nice to have the large frame but also the stitching of a Bernina. Plus all of the needle and thread options of a regular sewing machine.

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There’s definitely a learning curve. I’m used to quilting from the middle out and quilting in whatever direction I want. It’s just something to get used to!

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The absolute best part? Loading the quilt! Goodbye pin basting! It was awesome! It’s possible I needed some assistance and Gina Boone walked in at the perfect moment!! The whole set up took less than twenty minutes! Thanks Gina!!

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As I was about to leave, Chris walked in with a quilt to baste. I offered to show her the machine. (Since I was such an expert at that point!)

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After we got it all loaded, she admitted she had never done free motion quilting! Well, you only live once. She did great though!!

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Now, I’m trying to figure out if I could fit the frame in the corner of my studio!
xo LC

5 thoughts on “On the Frame

  1. I didn’t know you could use a quilting frame with your regular – granted, its a Bernina! – sewing machine. That is very cool!

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