I just finished my String Applique quilt. I reloaded it on my longarm and quilted the circles using a new cog design. I think it has a modern look -- do you agree? In my video tutorial this week (which you can find later in this post), I will share how easy this design was to create using Art and Stitch.
I will also share free pdfs of the designs created in the video tutorial -- which you will definitely want to add to your quilting collection.
New Electric Quilt Classes Start this Week
I still have a few openings in my brand new Electric Quilt online classes. What is included in these classes:
Are you ready to take your quilt design skills to the next level? Select the class that interests you. (Watch the videos below to see the quilts and designs included in each class and click on the link to register.)
For you over achievers (you know who you are) who wish to sign up for both classes-- there is a $20 discount that may be applied when checking out. The code is MarchMadness.
Dates: March 20, 27 and April 3, 10 7 - 8:30 pm (Central time) (four sessions)
Dates: March 21, 28 and April 4, 11 7 - 8:30 pm (Central time) (four sessions)
String Circle Applique Quilt - Part 5
Have you tried Art and Stitch? It is a program for digitizing designs for a longarm or an embroidery machine. I used it to create the cog designs in my string quilt.
These designs were inspired by a template created by Circle Lord. Circle Lord creates templates/boards for use with longarm systems. I purchased and used many of these before purchasing my Intelliquilter and Art and Stitch.
See how easy it was to create my own cog-like design using Art and Stitch in this weeks video tutorial.
No computerized system -- no problem. These designs could also be easily executed with a domestic machine or non-computerized longarm. If you mark the circles, the cogs would be easy to freehand (and would be very forgiving.)
Here are free pdfs of the three designs included in the video. Permission is granted for personal use by quilters.
Here is my final quilt.
Cog quilting close-ups:
For those that are new to Art and Stitch (or just wanting to expand your skills), I will be teaching a full day class on Art and Stitch at MN Quilt Show in Duluth. The class will be on Wednesday, June 7th from 8:30-4:30.
You don't even need to purchase the software to take the class.
There is a trial version that may be downloaded for the class -- so you can see if the program is for you before purchasing.
Read more and register here.
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