mercredi 28 mai 2014

Pour Ma. - 3e partie

Je vais essayer de faire un blogue bilingue, je plains à l'avance ceux qui vont le lire en anglais.

I'll try to make this blog bilingual, I apologize myself in advance to those who will read me in english.

Choix du modèle / Design choice



J'ai commencé à faire mon piquage, à partir du modèle #4 publié précedemment.  Je me suis également inscrite au cours Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot de Craftsy, question d'apprendre quelques trucs pour me simplier la vie.  Premier truc, utiliser une ligne de référence en plus de la ligne de base pour ne pas trop s'éloigner de la ligne droite.

I begun my quilting, using the 4th design I posted previously.  I also subscribe to Craftsy class Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot, to learn some tricks before beginning.  First tip, use a registration line, along with the baseline to help to keep your lines straight.

Test / Testing 

J'ai fait un test rapide pour déterminer l'espace entre les lignes que je voulais obtenir.  ½ pouce, ça manque un peu d'impact, je vais y aller pour un espacement de ¼ de pouce, tel que préféré par le professeur.

I did a quick test to dermine the space betweem my quilting lines.  Half a inch doesn't have much impact, I'll go with a quarter inch, teacher's favorite.



Planification / Planning

Je planifie piquer les cadres en premier, en ensuite les lignes verticales.  Et le FMQ dans les cadres pour terminer.  Pour tracer les cadres, j'utilise un crayon-craie, afin que les lignes soient plutôt visibles.  Pour les lignes, j'ai essayé rapidement un Hera Marker avec une grande règle, et ça fonctionne plutôt bien sur un tissu uni et foncé.  J'ai aussi essayé un bidule pour tracer des lignes à la craie mais elles ne sont pas assez foncées.  Mais je pense que je préfère la craie, on voit beaucoup mieux.

I plan to quilt the frames first, then the vertical lines. And the FQM in frame at last.  To trace the frames, I used a chalk pencil, to make the lines very visibles.  I try an Hera Marker and a 24" ruler to mark the vertical lines and it worked out really well on a dark and solid fabric.  I also tried a gadget to trace lines with a chalk, but the lines are too thin.  In the end, I think I prefer chalk.





À gauche, le crayon-craie, à droite, le Hera Marker
On the left, the chalk-pencil, Hera Marker on the right

Les lignes de ½ sont piquées à l'œil, de même que les ¼.

Half inch and quarter inch lines are eyeballed.




19 commentaires:

  1. Bravo. J'ai hate de voir votre produit finale!

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    1. Moi aussi ! Ça ne ressemble à rien de ce que j'ai déjà fait.

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  2. Beautiful! And thank you for all the tips on making and straight lines. Look forward to seeing this beauty completed!

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    1. Hi. I saw your blog, you too are making vertical lines. How do your mark them ? I also noticed you we're from Cape May, I spent summer vacations in this city two years in a row when I was young in the 80'. It was the Stockholm hotel, great memories.

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  3. Thank you for your tips on how to make dark fabrics, I need to get one of those chalk pencils.

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    1. They work really great, but you need to sharpen them often. I never tried the mechanical chalk pencil (I don't like mechanical pencil), maybe it's the same thing, without having to sharpen them.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your process. It is always interesting to see how others do things.

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    1. Thank you. That's exactly why I become a blog addict of other people !

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  5. I love my hera marker. It is surprising how well this works. At first I thought the lines would not be visible or they would fade but I have had good luck so far!

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    1. I agree with you. I just quilted for an hour, lines with Hera Marker or chalk pencil. I found lines with Hera Marker more easier to quilt, because the cease make it like stitching in the ditch. The chalk erases easily. I'm taking a look at your blog.

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  6. I find the Hera very helpful, if you mark before hand. It's a little hard to get a solid line if the quilt is already in my machine. :D I'll have to give those chalk pencils a try. My husband is a mathematician, so we have pencil sharpeners all over the house, so keeping them sharp wouldn't be a problem. Love seeing your process!

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    1. I think a mix of both is the best: chalk for marking reference points and the Hera for all the lines. It's the first time I'm doing that kind of quilting. I don't know how the Hera behaves when there is multiples seams. Maybe another time. Thanks for coming by.

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  7. Wonderful quilting, Chantal! Thanks for showing all the different marking methods. Looks like that Craftsy class is paying off. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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    1. Thank you. A lot of Craftsy class have pays off !

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  8. Congratulations on your bi-lingual blog - great not only for quilting but also to learn French! I've had problems with not being able to remove marker pens so I use taylor's chalk if I am going to mark. I haven't seen these chalk pencils before so will look out for them

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  9. Thanks for those helpful tips. I tried the Hera marker as well, but like you prefer the chalk lines.

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    1. Hi. Thanks for your input. After using both, I like them both. I find the Hera marker faster to use. On a wholecloth fabric, it works very nicely. I haven't tried it on seams yet tough. It's great to have more than one tool to do the same job.

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  10. Chantal -- can't wait to see how this quilt turns out -- thanks for all the tips on marking.

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  11. Hello Chantal,

    Just thought I'd let you know about the link up I have started on my blog... Would love to see you there!

    http://lizzielenard-vintagesewing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/where-has-free-motion-friday-gone.html

    Love, Muv

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