These tops from Quilts Beyond Borders were perfect to practice machine quilting. I’m still trying to get nice, smooth curves. These quilts are pieced by others then sent to me for quilting and binding. They are lap-sized quilts so they are great for practicing new techniques—big enough to gain some muscle memory but small enough that you can finish fairly quickly.
I just practiced moving the carriage back and forth on this Taz quilt. This utilitarian design is good for masculine quilts. We’re supposed to quilt them to stand up to rough conditions so I like to do pretty dense quilting.
This one got overall swirls. Not all of my curves are smooth yet, but they are improving.
I’m finding the learning curve a little steeper than I thought it would be but I really like the nice, even stitches!