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Welcome to Quilting It. 

My name is Leisha, and I have been longarm machine quilting for nearly 13 years.  I also have been designing longarm pantograph designs for 4 years, with Urban Elementz

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Skye’s triangle quilt

Skye’s triangle quilt

Skye made this super cute triangle quilt for her daughter.  I love the gold metallics in some of the fabrics.  

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I suggested Patricia Ritter’s “Good Vibrations 1” design for the quilting.  Which I’m going to do on the next couple of quilts that I quilt.  It’s such a fun take on the traditional 1” horizontal line that I’ve quilted out dozens of times.  It’s available at https://www.urbanelementz.com/?acc=12 then search Good Vibrations 1.  I did the lines 1” apart, because the backing is cuddle (minky) from Shannon Fabrics, and I didn’t want it to make the minky too stiff.  

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I used a white 30 tex Perma Core A&E thread and my favorite Winline batting.  

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A quick sewing tip for sewing together triangles...so that when you go to press all of your seams are going the same way...it’s so slick.  Your first two triangles of each row are sewn by matching up the corners, point to point.  Then as you add every additional triangle to that same row, create “dog ears” with the points on the end of the triangles.  By doing this your seams will be all the same direction on the entire row...so when you take it to the iron, it presses so easy.  Otherwise, you’ll have to press each individual seam and try and get them flat, which can also create more bulk.  Then when you go to do the next row, start from the opposite side, this will let you press it the opposite way...then your seams will nestle better and be less bulky when you’re sewing the full rows together.  If you have any questions, let me know.  For those of you curious what “dog ears” are... they are the little triangle points that poke out on the outside of a sewn quilt block.  If you’ve made a half square triangle or flying geese...then you’ve probably trimmed off those dog ears.  Hope this helps!!

happy sewing! 

-Leisha  

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