Carolina Christmas Quilt, quilting

Finally Figured Out Ricky!

  Hi Everyone! This is going to be a real quick post because I finally figured out AND COMPLETED that Ricky Tims binding on my Carolina Christmas Quilt! I know, I'm slow, so what else is new!? This was finished at quilt retreat and am just now getting around to putting a post together to… Continue reading Finally Figured Out Ricky!

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Carolina Christmas Quilt

The Ricky Tim’s Binding – Practicing My Piping!

I attached my new pintuck foot, the 46c (wide), cut my 1 inch strips and two strands of the No. 5 Perle Cotton, set up the thread with the invisible thread and started to stitch. I decided to use the leftover fabric from the edges around my quilt backing.  Turned out, I don't have any… Continue reading The Ricky Tim’s Binding – Practicing My Piping!

Carolina Christmas Quilt, quilting

Geeze, Prepping for The RTB is a Lot of Work!

Hi Everyone, About the only thing accomplished this weekend on the Ricky Tims Binding (RTB) was the squaring and trimming of the quilt.I watched the video several more times and wrote down what I was going to need.  I needed to find Water Soluble Thread (who knew there was such a thing), a Pintuck Foot,… Continue reading Geeze, Prepping for The RTB is a Lot of Work!

Carolina Christmas Quilt, quilting

I think I found what I was looking for! — The Ricky Tims Binding

Friends, After a little research I found what I was looking for!This is the video that shows, among other amazing things, his method for doing a machine binding.  I found it at the library and watched the chapter about the binding last night. This technique is actually very similar to how I did the binding… Continue reading I think I found what I was looking for! — The Ricky Tims Binding

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Quilting The Carolina Christmas – The Spiral Border!

The Quilting is Finished!!!! I completed the spiral quilting of the border this afternoon.  I made a quick video for your viewing pleasure.  There is some narration, but it's my first production at that so go easy on me!  Anyhoosy...here's the vid: Now all I need to do is the binding!  My FIRST binding, yikes.… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – The Spiral Border!

Carolina Christmas Quilt, Machine Quilting, quilting

Quilting The Carolina Christmas – The Holly Border!

Yippee! Here is a video of me quilting the Holly Border.  I think it might be a little long but you can see my scribble!  I do speak a little so turn the sound up if you want to hear (sorry, no sub-titles...just saying to myself..."holly point, holly point...blah, blah,blah) otherwise just watch... ~Enjoy! Til… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – The Holly Border!

Carolina Christmas Quilt, Machine Quilting, quilting

I’m Quilting the Borders! – But wait…we have an interuption!

Hee hee! Just when I was settling down to work on my border look who comes in wanting to put his two paws into the mix! Tomorrow I should have the movie file uploaded for the Holly Border I'm doing..so fun!  It just takes a while for the movie file to upload... Til then! ~Cathy … Continue reading I’m Quilting the Borders! – But wait…we have an interuption!

Carolina Christmas Quilt, Machine Quilting, quilting

Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Running Out of Thread

Yesterday I ran out of thread! Look...I just had this last little corner bit to do before working on the borders!Fortunately I had wound several bobbins and have a couple left to work through.  I'm hoping I can squeeze it out of them! In the meantime I did find Aurifil at Linda Z's in Arlington… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Running Out of Thread

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Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Pulling Threads or Un-Quilting

I know many of you are new here, reading about this quilt, but some background on this Carolina Christmas Quilt might enlighten you as to why I might be Un-Quilting a section of this quilt. About a year and a half ago I was trying to quilt this particular piece using a frame system whereby… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Pulling Threads or Un-Quilting

Carolina Christmas Quilt, Machine Quilting, quilting

Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Little Sport Can’t Handle It!

Phfft. Something happened to my little Bernina Sport during the quilting of this Carolina Christmas quilt.  It started squeaking so bad it sounded like Styrofoam rubbing together.  Jim thought it might have busted a bearing.  I have no idea.  It still sews but I'm going to have to take it in to a shop and… Continue reading Quilting The Carolina Christmas – Little Sport Can’t Handle It!