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The BERNINA Q20 using the Echoquilt- and Cutworkfoot # 44C

It’s been quite a while, since I got my new BERNINA Longarm Q 20. What a great machine, it was a big dream coming true!

From time to time I will let you know about my work with this fantastic machine here in the international BERNINA Blog.

Yesterday, I started a new artwork. Acrylics, canvas and cheesecloth will be used for it. Quite some prints found into the background of this new work. They dried over night and I could start quilting this morning.

First of all, I used the basting function to stabilised the batting and the top. This works easy and fast, stitches are perfectly regulary and help not to move the fabric under your hands.

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The canvas I printed on, is a quite stiff and thick material. Good to work on.

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I choose a silhouette somewhere in the middle of my work and start to quilt it out and fill it with lines and stitches.

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The large surface of the BERNINA Q 20 is gorgious! My work lays plain and straight on it and I can easily draw the quilting lines on it, without pressing the material.

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A second silhouette gets drawn.

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This morning I coloured some cheesecloth – its ready for use meanwhile.

Cheesecloth is a special material, that can be damaged and spreaded in some great ways and giving good textures to fabrics. To adapt it to a surface, it’s recommended to use a special quilting-foot: the Echoquilt- and Cutworkfoot # 44C.

Some great feature on the BERNINA Longarmseries Q 20 and Q24 – most of the quiltling- and embroideryfeet can be used with it!

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Simply installed, this special foot is ready to start working with. The bits and pieces of cheesecloth can be quilted on the canvas.

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Fantastic, how fast surfaces change with a bit of different material on them.

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There is quite some work to do – I wonder how it will look like, when its finished.

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Anyone else made first experiences with the new BERNINA Longarmmachines?

Best regards,

Jutta Hellbach

 

Comments of this post

  • Hilary Gooding

    That all looks such fun and so easy, Jutta. No chance of an experience yet, but I can dream… Hilary