Triangle Xmas Tree Skirt Quilt: Quilting Time!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Quilting the Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt
Time to make a quilt sandwich and do some machine quilting! I talk more in-depth about quilt sandwiches here, and more about starting/stopping machine quilting here.

Related BYOV Posts
DWR Beginning Machine Quilting | Machine Quilting the Isosceles Triangle Quilt
DWR Backing & Quilt Sandwich Basting | Thread-Basting the Triangle Quilt Sandwich | Backing & Hexagon Quilt Sandwich

  1. Make a quilt backing large enough to cover the quilt top (this is 1.5 yards, cut slightly and resewn).
    Make a quilt backing large enough to cover the quilt top (this is 1.5 yards, cut slightly and resewn).
  2. Quilt Sandwich - Tape backing to floor, wrong side up. "Parachute" to ensure no wrinkles. [See BYOV's Quilt Sandwich Basting]
    Quilt Sandwich - Tape backing to floor, wrong side up. "Parachute" to ensure no wrinkles.
  3. Quilt Sandwich - Place batting on top of backing, centered, if possible. [See BYOV's Quilt Sandwich Basting]
    Quilt Sandwich - Place batting on top of backing, centered, if possible.
  4. Quilt Sandwich - Place quilt top on top of batting, smooth out all wrinkles. [See BYOV's Quilt Sandwich Basting]
    Quilt Sandwich - Place quilt top on top of batting, smooth out all wrinkles.
  5. Quilt Sandwich - baste with thread, starting/sewing in opposite directions. [See BYOV's Quilt Sandwich Basting]
    Quilt Sandwich - baste with thread, starting/sewing in opposite directions.
  6. Quilt Sandwich - Baste the edge of the quilt. Alternatively, could use safety pins instead of thread and needle. [See BYOV's Quilt Sandwich Basting]
    Quilt Sandwich - Baste the edge of the quilt. Alternatively, could use safety pins instead of thread and needle.
  7. Quilt Sandwich - Ensure no wrinkles were basted into quilt backing. [See BYOV's Quilt Sandwich Basting]
    Quilt Sandwich - Ensure no wrinkles were basted into quilt backing.
  8. Quilt Sandwich - Trim excess fabric, or it'll get in the way when quilting. If you pieced your batting together from scraps be careful at this stage to not cut the seams until after quilting, as the batting scraps may come apart.
    Quilt Sandwich - Trim excess fabric, or it'll get in the way when quilting.
  9. Quilting - I chose to quilt in red thread from the center, outward along the triangle edges. And then used green thread to sew the perimeter of the two hexagons.
    Quilting - I chose to quilt in red thread from the center, outward along the triangle edges. And then used green thread to sew the perimeter of the two hexagons.
  10. Quilting - Roll up one side of the quilt to go in the sewing machine's harp.
    Quilting - Roll up one side of the quilt to go in the sewing machine's harp.
  11. Quilting - Use walking foot on sewing machine to quilt chosen pattern. Try to start sewing outside of the quilt, so that you don't have to worry about thread ends getting in the way, nor about using tiny stitches to secure the beginning of the thread. [See BYOV's Beginning Machine Quilting]
    Quilting - Use walking foot on sewing machine to quilt chosen pattern. Try to start sewing outside of the quilt, so that you don't have to worry about thread ends getting in the way, nor about using tiny stitches to secure the beginning of the thread.
  12. Quilting - Completed quilting!
    Quilting - Completed quilting, back.
    Quilting - Completed quilting, top.


Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt Tutorial Posts:
  1. Equilateral Triangle Quilted Xmas Tree Skirt: Cutting Equilateral Triangles
  2. Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial: Sewing the Triangles
  3. How To Add Flange to a Quilt Block
  4. How To Piece Together Low Loft Quilt Batting
  5. Quilting the Triangle Xmas Tree Skirt Quilt
  6. How To Make Continuous Bias Binding
  7. How To Connect Binding with a Mitered Seam
  8. How To: Alternative Mitered Binding Join
  9. How To Attach Bias Binding to a Quilt
  10. Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Overview

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