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I have been working on this quilt in between all my other projects and was able to get the top part completed today. I now need to find coordinating fabric to match for the backing. I used two Jelly Rolls to complete this project. I sewed 4 strips together and then squared them off to an 8" square.

 

I also need to learn how to MACHINE QUILT.

 

I am wondering if any of you great QUILTERS can lead me to the best place on the web to learn how to machine quilt. I have a Janome 9700. I practiced some today on a spare piece of material and batting and found it very hard so if there are any tips that fellow quilters can share PLEASE do :-).

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Comment by Shannon on March 7, 2011 at 8:25pm
Thank you so, so much!!!!!
Comment by Sue Smith on March 7, 2011 at 8:14pm
I love your rail fence quilt. About the quilting.....It just takes lots of practice. A nice way to do it, though, without lowering those feed dogs, would be to stitch down the center of each rail with your walking foot. That is also the traditional way to quilt Log Cabins. You would not have to fear the out-of-control feeling you get with the feed dogs down. Go slow and watch the sides of the walking foot and memorize where it is as it "walks" down a rail. Pivot in the center when the rail changes direction. You might need to mark those spots. Much easier for a beginner. Good luck, your quilt is well worth the effort.

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