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Chocolate Swirl part 2

Chocolate Swirl cross hatching I love answering questions about the quilting process.
Yesterday I was asked (on facebook) – I thought I’d share here

chocolate swirl with 24 foot
The BERNINA Free-hand Embroidery Foot known in my world as the Quilting Foot

That cross hatch (it’s kinda wonky here but this isn’t a competition piece so I’m okay with that) is simply marked on the cloth using a Generals Chalk Pencil and an Omni-Grid Ruler.
I placed the 45 degree line along the edge of the Radiance – connecting with the lower left hand corner. Then marked all of the other lines, on a 1/2″ grid, based on that first line.
When I stitched it – it’s all done free hand. I’m not using a ruler for the lines (although it might be handy) or the BERNINA Stitch Regulator to get my stitches even (although I could).
In class speeding violations are issued when a quilter races their machine.
A good medium speed gives the control to be able to get good, even stitches.
By that medium speed I mean something that’s comfortable to move the quilt under the needle. I once and often describe it as a 50’s/70’s rhythm. Kind of like our heart beat at rest.

I am going to add in extra stitching here…that will be revealed in a day or two.
Have a great day!


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