Friday, January 4, 2013

Micro Handles !

I installed a gift and had a little time to play with it today.  Microhandles for my longarm machine.

 These little curls were quilted using the new handles.  It takes a little adjustment - different muscles to control the machine.

Microhandles rotated upward to get them out of the way.
 Here's a photo with the handles raised.  It's a twist of the knob to loosen and rotate them upward.  Easy to change their position.

After getting started, I realized that I really do need to stitch in the ditch before quilting these blocks.  They distort with the quilting.  Sigh.  Guess I was being lazy and hoping to avoid this step.  You can see those wavy seams in these photos.

So I need the handles up to use the ruler as a guide to stitch in the ditch.  Then, each block is getting quilted differently.  For those with more dense quilting, I'll move the new handles in position to use them.  Otherwise, I'll just use the original handles.

With a minkee backing and new handles, this is a skill building quilt.  Hope it goes well.  It's behind schedule, but I'm thankful it's made it to this stage.  I'll quilt the 3 borders last, once I decide what to do there.

Enjoy your day!
- SeeingStars


  1. You are so courageous, girl!! I'd love to have you show me how you do all that stuff. Ah, well. Maybe one of these days. Hugs.

  2. Oh wow....your skills look pretty good to the handles, I bet it gives you more control.

  3. Love your new handles! Your quilting is very nice!