Woven ProTECHtor Case – Quilting a Weave

So if you are even remotely familiar with me, you know that I’m a weaving machine. However, up until now, I’ve been skittish to quilt my weaves. In my head, I thought it would detract from the design, so I never went for it, but really I was just chicken and used that as my barrier. But since I was making a woven ProTECHtor Case, I knew that it needed to be quilted to increase it’s durability, so fear and all, I jumped right in. And boy oh boy am I super duper stoked I did because it turned out magnificently. So whether this project is your introduction to weaving or an add-on to your weaving know-how, this post is all about my new go-to quilting method for my weaves..

Machine Used

DreamWeaver® XE VM6200D
(AKA Felicia) with the MuVit™ Dual Feed Foot
You may also you any other machine that has the Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide & MuVit™ Digital Dual Feed Foot available.

Machine Feature

Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide

Supplies

Mathew’s Choices

What I Used

  • Prints from Art Gallery Fabrics’ Wonderful Things Collection
  • Aurifil Light Sand 80 wt thread
  • Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
  • Bosal Single Sided In-R-Form Plus Unique Fusible Foam Stabilizer

Quilting the Weave

So my infatuation with Felicia runs deep and I could honestly go on and on about all the things I love about her. But if I had to pick one point of obsession, it is definitely her fancy Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide. It has essentially eliminated much of the straight-line quilting preparation that I had to do before. A lot of times, I prefer to either enhance or follow the natural lines that I see in the quilt top and now I simply allow the laser to guide my way. Talk about a time saver! ProTECHtor 1_800x600 And with this Tumbling Blocks Weave, I chose to quilt 1.5 mm on either side of the “seam line.” When quilting, I prefer the needle in the center, so I use the 03 setting. The matching laser position for this setting is 3.5, so to quilt right outside of this, I moved the laser position over to 5 and kept the laser in the “ditch” as I sewed full steam ahead. ProTEChtor 2_800x600 To keep the quilting streamlined, I would quilt all of the lines going one direction and then I would turn it around and quilt the same lines going the other direction. And since the Tumbling Blocks Weave has three different lines to follow, I followed this process for all three. ProTEChtor 3_800x800 proTEChtor 4_800x600 So with pattern and supplies in hand, I used this new quilted textile as the cover of my new Woven ProTECHtor Case. Protechtor 5_800x800 Protechtor 6_800x800 And now that Felicia has been introduced to my weaving projects, it’s all she can talk about now and I honestly can’t blame her. Am I the only person who’s machine talks back to them? Seriously, let me know that I'm not the only one. Thanks! Mathew
  • Mathew Boudreaux is also a Sewcialite (brand advocate) for Art Gallery Fabrics.

  • Wonderful Things Collection is an Art Gallery Fabrics products and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.

  • 80wt Aurifil thread is an Aurifil product and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.

  • SF101 Shape-Flex® is a Pellon® product and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.

  • Single Sided In-R-Form Plus Unique Fusible Foam Stablizer is a Bosal product and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.

  • Patchwork ProTECHtor Pattern used with permission by Indygo Junction and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such product.

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