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Moving it Forward ~Pebbles and Ruler Work

I’m so happy I invested in a long arm. My Amara has saved me so much time. While I’m still learning how to use it. I’m enjoying the process. I recently loaded my Treasures quilt. I wanted to do dense quilting in the background. So the squares would POP. Then something light in the squares. I decided a little ruler work would give me the effect I wanted.

I have to admit I’m better at free motion pebbles on my domestic machine. But I’m determined to become proficient on my long arm. What better way to improve than to practice. So while some of my pebbles are clunky. I’m liking the effect. I’m also hopeful that by the end I will be much better. I can already see improvement from the beginning of the quilt to where I am now. I’m excited to see where I’ll be by the end.

I had never done ruler work on my domestic machine. So I have no reference to compare the difference on the long arm. Thanks to the great instructors at HandiQuilter, and their helpful workshop. I have a little experience. I really like how precise it is. Though I have to admit, I don’t know how it happens but somehow I wander away from the ruler from time to time. Resulting in some wonky arcs, but I’m moving forward. No, unpicking unless it’s really bad. I figure no one but me will notice.

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One Comment

  • Robin says:

    Your ruler work is looking great! You are always inspiring, especially about just going for it and practicing and NOT unpicking. I keep reminding myself in my own work that in the end, all the little wobbles that are driving me crazy (as I work 12″ from the quilt) will never ever be seen on the quilt as a whole!

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