So if you are even remotely familiar with me, you know that I’m a weaving machine. However, up until now, I’ve been skittish to quilt my weaves. In my head, I thought it would detract from the design, so I never went for it, but really I was just chicken and used that as my barrier. But since I was making a woven ProTECHtor Case, I knew that it needed to be quilted to increase it’s durability, so fear and all, I jumped right in. And boy oh boy am I super duper stoked I did because it turned out magnificently. So whether this project is your introduction to weaving or an add-on to your weaving know-how, this post is all about my new go-to quilting method for my weaves..
DreamWeaver® XE VM6200D (AKA Felicia) with the MuVit™ Dual Feed Foot
You may also you any other machine that has the Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide & MuVit™ Digital Dual Feed Foot available.
Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide
- Three ½ yards of complimentary fabric (for weave)
- 1 yard fusible woven interfacing
- Lining & binding fabric per pattern instructions
- Batting per pattern instructions
- Complimentary thread
- Tumbling Blocks Weave Pattern
- Patchwork ProTECHtor Pattern
What I Used
- Prints from Art Gallery Fabrics’ Wonderful Things Collection
- Aurifil Light Sand 80 wt thread
- Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
- Bosal Single Sided In-R-Form Plus Unique Fusible Foam Stabilizer
Quilting the Weave
So my infatuation with Felicia runs deep and I could honestly go on and on about all the things I love about her. But if I had to pick one point of obsession, it is definitely her fancy Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide. It has essentially eliminated much of the straight-line quilting preparation that I had to do before. A lot of times, I prefer to either enhance or follow the natural lines that I see in the quilt top and now I simply allow the laser to guide my way. Talk about a time saver!
And with this Tumbling Blocks Weave, I chose to quilt 1.5 mm on either side of the “seam line.” When quilting, I prefer the needle in the center, so I use the 03 setting. The matching laser position for this setting is 3.5, so to quilt right outside of this, I moved the laser position over to 5 and kept the laser in the “ditch” as I sewed full steam ahead.
To keep the quilting streamlined, I would quilt all of the lines going one direction and then I would turn it around and quilt the same lines going the other direction. And since the Tumbling Blocks Weave has three different lines to follow, I followed this process for all three.
So with pattern and supplies in hand, I used this new quilted textile as the cover of my new Woven ProTECHtor Case.
And now that Felicia has been introduced to my weaving projects, it’s all she can talk about now and I honestly can’t blame her. Am I the only person who’s machine talks back to them? Seriously, let me know that I’m not the only one.
Mathew Boudreaux is also a Sewcialite (brand advocate) for Art Gallery Fabrics.
Wonderful Things Collection is an Art Gallery Fabrics products and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.
80wt Aurifil thread is an Aurifil product and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.
SF101 Shape-Flex® is a Pellon® product and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.
Single Sided In-R-Form Plus Unique Fusible Foam Stablizer is a Bosal product and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.
- Patchwork ProTECHtor Pattern used with permission by Indygo Junction and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.