Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Dog Lovers!
After a very busy end of summer, the Tuesday Tutorials are back! Hooray!
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Today’s machine quilting tutorial (great for long arm quilting too), The Shaggy Dog, is inspired by my daughter, Nora’s doodles. (Nora is a dyed-in-the-wool doodler. You might like Nora’s Rose HERE)
Nora has always loved Scottie Dogs–her inspiration for this doodle!
THE SHAGGY DOG MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
This adorable little dog would be a perfect border motif. If you’re a dog lover, add The Shaggy Dog to the center of a quilt block or tuck one into the rest of your quilting as a hidden surprise. Wouldn’t it be cute to add a Shaggy Dog in to your quilted signature–as your symbol?
BEGIN by marking three lines equidistant apart.
For machine set-up, try using Aurifil 28 wt on top(gray spool)–This heavy weight cotton thread shows well for quilting focus motifs like our Shaggy Dog. For the bobbin, try 50wt (orange spool) Aurifil cotton. The extra long staple thread is low lint and because it is lightweight it lasts longer in your bobbin than the heavier weight cotton (28wt) would.
Begin stitching on the bottom line. Stitch four narrow zig zags.Stitch up from the bottom drawn line to midway between the top two drawn lines.Add three or four more zig zags. Be sure the zig zags drop below the center line–otherwise the Shaggy Dog’s head won’t look like it is attached to his body–sad! Add a small round nose.Stitch up and over the dog’s head and add a curved ear.Stitch down and over the dog’s body, adding a curved tail. Stitch down to the bottom line.Stitch under the dog and add a simple dog house….Or machine quilt a border of Shaggy Dogs! Woof! Woof!
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Happy Dog Grooming!
Lhasa Apso Lori
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