The Free Motion Quilting Project: Podcast #13: Quilting Hobbist Carrie Barraco

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Podcast #13: Quilting Hobbist Carrie Barraco

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I have an interview with Carrie Barraco, a textile artist who sews, knits, crochets, quilts, weaves, and spins. Right now her main focus is quilting and she loves fabric, and piecing different patterns and prints together.

It was a big intro day because I have lots of things to catch you guys up on. It's the second month of the Machine Quilting Block Party and you can click here to find the new pattern.

I've filmed a new batch of tip videos for this new pattern to teach you how to build a cutting template for the Dresden Plate Petals, how to turn a circle applique, and the basics of ruler foot quilting.

Ruler quilting is the thing I'm super excited about because of our new Dresden Plate Template Set. In a world of single tasking quilting rulers, I wanted to make something that would do MORE than just ruler foot quilting and so far these templates have been doing really well. We've just put an order in for a new batch and they are on sale this month for $5 off because we're using them this month in the Machine Quilting Block Party.

But...sad news, this podcast is going to have to move to a bi-weekly thing. I'm still struggling to manage my time with it and this past month has been near burn out crazy so I'm going to slow down the podcast, slow down my pace a bit with blog posts too so I have time to relax and do some quilting just for me.

Just in case you missed it, I also used these rulers in my video with Stephanie Soebbing for quilting her little Strippin Mini Quilt.

More news! I have a new longarm quilting machine from Grace Company! I'm quilting on the Grace Qnique 14+ as a sit down quilting machine (so still like a home machine) and I'm filming a new series of videos on this machine called Sit Down Quilting Sunday.

So far the response to this new series has been terrific and lots of questions have been coming in that I will be answering in new videos each Sunday.

And the last thing to share is the January Quilty Box. I'm super sorry it took me so long to post this awesome project - I combined the strips from the quilty box with some fabric I designed for Spoonflower and created Fussy Cut napkins and a little quilt. Click Here to find that tutorial.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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