Good Morning, Quilters!
I had a very exciting day yesterday-including being interviewed by Pat Sloan for American Patchwork and Quilting’s podcast (Episode 387) We talked about machine quilting tips and tricks (of course) and the challenges beginner quilters face.
I wish I had time to ask Pat a question–How do YOU get it all done!
Pat is an amazing quilter and writer and podcaster and so much more. She is a mentor to many people within the quilting community! She recently recommended the Go-Giver series of books which I am reading now.
HOW TO QUILT A JAR MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
It’s that time of year when we head off to the Farmer’s Markets and dust off our canning jars!
Tomatoes…pickles…jams and jellies! Oh my!
Did YOU know? A Mason Jar is a type of jar invented by John Landis Mason and patented in 1858. Ball Jars and Kerr Jars are brand names of Mason jars. Read more about Mason Jars.
LET’S GET STARTED QUILTING A MASON JAR
Begin by drawing two vertical, parallel lines–any size to fit YOUR quilt or border.
Add a clockwise oval.
Stitch the right side of the bottle by mirror imaging the left side of the Mason Jar.
Stitch a shallow scallop to create the bottom of the Mason Jar. Next, stitch parallel to the left side of the jar and back down again to create a contour line.
Stitch a shallow scallop to create the bottom contour and stitch out of the jar to begin the next jar in the border or add a curlicue knot to complete the motif.
Perfect for pickling!
That’s how to machine quilt a Mason Jar!
What will YOU put in YOUR Mason Jar?
Do YOU can fruits and veggies?
Do YOU go to the Farmer’s Market?
Do YOU love a good pickle?
I hope YOU will practice this fun motif because next week we are going to fill our Mason Jars with a little surprise!
PS…If YOU like this motif–others will too! Please Pin to Pinterest!
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