Monday, January 12, 2009

Machine Quilting DVD review

Around the middle of last week I started not feeling well, scratchy throat, congestion, etc. I wound up taking a sick day on Friday and going to the doctor. He gave me some medicine but I am still not feeling well so I took anohter sick day today.

So what did I do to keep myself occupied during the last 3 days on the couch? I watched my new machine quilting DVD - Fast and Free Vol. 3 by Patsy Thompson.

Before I go on, let me say that I have never met Patsy Thompson and do not get any benefit out of the nice things I am about to say LOL! I just feel that when I find a bad pattern or product out there I like to warn others not to spend their money and likewise when i find a great pattern or product I like share the wealth.

So, that said, I have to tell you how great this DVD is. This, as you could probably already guess, is the third in a series of machine quilting DVDs. Patsy also has Vines and Leaves, Vols. 1 and 2 and Free Motion Fun with Feathers. I have all of them except Vines and Leaves II, which I hope to get soon. If you are looking to start or improve your machine quilting skills, I would highly recommend these DVDs. Each is like a class in machine quilting. THe Fast and Free series builds on each one so (although I didn't do this!) I would buy each volume in order. As an added bonus on the website you can download pdf files of all the designs taught on each dvd so you don't have to fire up the dvd player when you are heading to the quilting room and want to refresh your memory on the designs.

After finishing my dvd viewing, I completed the stitching for a redwork baby quilt I've been working on - only to realize that I think I cut some of my blocks (the setting triangles) too small - oh, yes, those would be the stitched blocks! More on that later....

Have a pieceful day!

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