My modern quilt

Posted by Carina Thavelin

I finally finished the quilt I started last summer and it wasn’t as much work as I initially thought.

The idea came from a quilt book I found at summer sewing class. Together with my teacher I changed the sewing technique to be an invisible machine applique. The quilt is built from rectangles 40x20 cm (16”x 8”) and the inside shapes are 30x10 cm (12”x 4”) with rounded edges.

After cutting, the first step was to stitch and turn all the “oval” shapes with a lightweight fusing. Then it was easy to iron them onto the center of the rectangles. I sewed around the ovals edges with a narrow blind hem stitch, using stitch 1.1.16 on the creative sensation pro, settings: stitch width 1.0, stitch length 6.0. By using an invisible thread, the stitch is almost not noticeable.

Next step was to cut away the seam allowance on the wrong side, leaving 1cm.

The tricky part was to arrange all the blocks in a nice way. Not sure I found the best but for a first try, I’m happy!

When I’ve sewn all the rectangles together I backed it with batting and a cotton fabric. I chose just to stitch-in-the-ditch of the rectangles since I’m kind of a beginner when it comes to quilt and free-motion is not something I feel comfortable with yet. It looks so easy when our professional sewer does it but that’s when you have experience.

There are many specialty quilt feet in our assortment, I used the Clear Open Toe Foot to get a perfect result and have full control of the stitching. I finished the edges with a binding, using stitch 2.1.9, mirrored side to side, stitch width 2.5, stitch length 3.5.

I was told that a quilt needs to be dated, so I embroidered a quilt label with my favorite font from 6D, Georgia.
It was so much fun and I already have plans for my next quilt.



absolutely lovely....i am so inspired...thank you for all the photos and how it was done.
10/2/2014 11:07:26 AM

Virginia Basham
I'm new to the Pfaff family of sewing and embroidery machines and have found I don't want to change I fell in love with the machines, let me correct myself I do want to change to an upgrade, I fell in love with the creative performance. I think your quilt came out absolutely beautiful. Does it matter which machine you use when the project calls for a certain machine? I'm sorry for going off track I'm so excited to start making things.
10/4/2014 9:41:06 PM

Sheri Andresen
Beautiful! Thank You for the tutorial going to put it on my bucket list
10/5/2014 8:33:35 AM

Carina Thavelin
Thank you so much for your nice comments :)

Virginia: Good idea! I will make sure to show pictures of the stitches I use to make it easier for all Pfaff user to find their stitch.
10/6/2014 3:53:58 AM

J. Lewis
Even though I have owned a Pfaff for years its the first time I've been into this web site and I enjoyed it. The quilt is lovely - I'm going to give it a go - Thank you.
10/7/2014 8:52:05 AM

Lizzy Ludwig
Do U have a PFAFF store in New Mexico... I'm
Looking for a new machine my Janome isn't for
me... PLZ help me I will be moving there some
time in the next few months.... TYSVM
10/17/2014 10:53:32 PM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Lizzy,
We have a dealer locator on our website where you just type in your zip code, or future zip code in your case, and then you will have a list of your closest dealers.
Good luck!
10/20/2014 2:37:35 AM

does the sewing machine sew over the needles left in the lining cloths
of is it just for show
please let me know?

message: mikeyc furniture designer
3/7/2015 9:14:29 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi mikeyc,
I know you are supposed to take the needles out and not stitch over them...knowing that I still usually do if I'm not using a too delicate fabric and it usually works fine! :)
At my own risk I guess...
3/9/2015 12:49:30 PM

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