Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Quilters!
Today we are going to learn how to quilt a Leprechaun’s Hat!
Before we get started…
I hope YOU and YOUR loved ones are well! We are living through a very difficult time. Like most of you, I have been glued to the TV and internet reading and researching. There’s a whole new vocabulary: pandemic, coronavirus, social distancing and new protocols for extreme hand-washing and disinfecting and working from home offices. Our normal routines are being disrupted causing even more stress.
Quilting in Times of Crisis
Once the emergency supplies are in place, many of us will return to quilting as a form of solace and comfort. Quilters throughout history have stitched away their troubles–or at least, stitched their way through their troubles. Quilting is a relaxing,creative escape and for some of us, a welcome diversion from scrolling the internet!
I will continue to create new content that I hope will inspire you to quilt, doodle and sew. While I can’t do anything about the pandemic, I hope I can help ease a little stress by providing a creative diversion.
How to Quilt a Leprechaun’s Hat
Today’s tutorial is sponsored by BERNINA’s We All Sew.
The step-by-step tutorial includes a short video. You don’t need to own a BERNINA to follow along!
I stitched Paddy’s Leprechaun Hat on my BERNINA Q20 sit-down long arm.
Slow and Steady
When you watch the video, notice that I am not a fast quilter!
I am not fast, but I stitch at a fairly consistent speed. When you are learning to control the length of your stitches, work on stitching at a consistent speed. Adjust your hands to move the quilt to create the desired stitch length. LISTEN to the machine motor to help you maintain an even speed. Strive for a steady humming sound. Avoid the revving and slowing sound.
The Irish Chain Machine Quilting Tutorial
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More Quilting and Doodling!
Tomorrow we will continue our series, Better Quilting through Doodling and next week–a QUILT-A-LONG!
May God hold you in the palm of His hand,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
PS…All tutorials are the property of Lori Kennedy Quilts and BERNINA We All Sew and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to LKQ. For all other purposes, please contact me at Lori@LoriKennedyQuilts.com. Thanks!