so i was working on carolyn's Be Attitude quilt designed by Nancy Halverson, and it has it's fair share of applique, so i thought i'd share how i tackled SIDing all those letters.
now i'm a 'lazy' LAer, i don't mind stops and starts (S&S), but i will try my darndest to avoid them...so i knew i was going to do my doodlebug filler in the background an that meant i could use the filler to 'camo' my SID....i wouldn't have to S&S for each letter...
RulerMate (click on machine accessories in the left hand column). let me tell you...i wish i had gotten it sooner....i love it! it screws to the base of my machine making a nice study base for ruler work....i leave it on all the time....i don't even notice it anymore...and to be honest- my outlining of applique improved just by changing my base...you're only as good as your tools....
Donita Reeve....click on rulers/templates. she calls it an Appli-guide)
(i want to add this: depending on the quilt and my mood- i might actually dig out and attach my microdrive handles)
it's amazing how resourceful you can be when your lazy.... *giggle*
(i did S&S for the inside of the Bs, As, Ps, Os, and Ds. i did not stitch the inside of the Es)
maybe i should say i quilted it 'smart' not lazy...yup, i like that better....i quilted it smart.