Machine Quilt Cables Without Special Skills

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Gently Curved Cables Don’t Require Free Motion Quilting!

If you haven’t mastered free motion quilting (yet!) then you’re probably doing straight line machine quilting. Many stunning quilts are created with nothing more than sewing straight lines across the surface in various configurations.

Are you ready to branch out a bit? Gentle curves are entirely possible with your walking foot and will add variety to your quilting. You can even go a step further and create cables.

Cables are a time-honored pattern for quilt borders. The good news is that they’re well within reach, even if you don’t do free motion quilting.

Quilting Cables with Your Walking Foot

Rahna Summerlin of Blooming in Chintz gives us an in-depth look at how she machine quilts cables using her walking foot. Many people think these were created with free motion quilting but they’re much simpler than that.

She illustrates all the steps, from marking her quilt, basting, packaging it for the machine and all the way through to creating these stunning cables.

If you’re already quilting with your walking foot then you can do this too! Read Rahna’s article to get started.

Click here for the “Quilting Cables” article.

If you’re doing cables in the border, you’ll want to go around corners. You’ll find tips for fitting cables to borders and corners here.



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