Sunday, 1 November 2009

Free Cut Curves



I have just spent a very frustrating couple of hours scouring both the net and my computer to look for instructions on how to cut and sew free cut curves. I am certain that one of my very kind blogging friends has already given me instructions for just this task but do you think I can find them? I cannot! HELP! Please can anyone direct me to a site that will show me how to achieve these free cut curves? I want to have a go for my final Journal Quilt as a trial piece for something I have in mind for my entry to the 2010 Festival of Quilts. Annabel, was it you?




Thank you very much if you can help :o) Of course, while I was browsing the net I found some very lovely blogs that are new to me. What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a windy Sunday afternoon. I haven't been on the computer all day though. I did spend a very useful time this morning rearranging my stash drawers which were getting in a terrible state of disarray. Maybe I'll be able to find things a bit quicker now.........or maybe not! Have a good week all! My next task, aside form starting my next Journal Quilt, is to get some Free Machining and quilting practice.

12 comments:

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Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I got some instructions for curved oiecing when I was at College. The name on the instructions are Alison Schwabe. If you cant find her/or instructions I can always email what I hae to you.

sandra wyman said...

I seem to remember some YouTube videos on this done by Alicia Merritt (don't have the link but you can contact her through the CQ list)

sandra wyman said...

Just found another link - much the same method if I remember correctly:

http://www.equilters.com/library/techniques/sewing_curves.html

hope this helps Love S

Julie said...

Thank you Sandra and Sharne. I have checked the link to Alison Schwabe and with Sandra's links I'm sure I'll be ok now. Many thanks for helping me out, I'll make sure I don't lose the links now.

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Hi Julie! Yes it was me...there are 1 or 2 ways of doing this depending if you want a seam on top or want them to be hidden (on top gives a more sculpural effect as they the seams can go up and down making ridges) If your links are ok, good luck! If you want me to find the info you downloaded before give me a squeak as although none of the old posts are showing on my blog I still have them. x

Hayleyg said...

Hi Julie,
It's Hayley. I just arrived at your blog, it's amazing. This is the first time I've checked blogging out. I'm going to explore some more, feel well.

Heather said...

Not being a quilter I can't help with this, but it looks as though your question has been answered. Love those ripples on the sand photos. Happy stitching.

Julie said...

Thank you Heather. I took quite a lot of beachy shots on holiday with the hope of using them in a quilt/wallhanging sometime.

Hayley! Yay! Good to hear from you :o) Hope you've got over your jetlag xx

Moogsmum said...

Although I can't offer any help I'm interested to see what everyone else says! So I'm off to follow those links.

xxx

magsramsay said...

I learnt from Alison Schwabe and Charlotte Yde - key is in the small seam allowance and Pinning.
There's a tutorial on PinkChalk Studio:
http://pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/tutorial-wavy-seams/

sharon young said...

Oh dear, I have a lot to learn it seems, I've no idea what you're talking about Julie, but looks as if a lot of others do, isn't blogging great :-)