Saturday, October 13, 2012

Free Motion Class with Barb Shambaugh

Spent today at Cottonpickers taking a Free Motion Class from Barb Shambaugh. 
If you get a chance to take a class from Barb, do it!!!  She also teaches for Pins and Needles.
She taught us alot about the different thicknesses of thread, needle types and sizes, and machine tension.
Also the importance of stabilizing your pieces by stitching in the ditch.
She had us practice drawing loops, as in crucif e's and l's.  Then we transfered that to the sewing machine.  I had a poorly wound bobbin so that caused some issues.  It was interesting how I was able to actually hear my machine no the right speed for good stitches.
I haven't found my sweet spot with my machine yet, but I will keep trying.
She said I would need 10,000 hours of practice!!!
Which means that Becky at Ruby Blue Quilts doesn't have to worry about losing my business any time soon!!!

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