I had messed up the timing of the Smarter C1100 pro by using a zig zag stitch on a straight stitch foot and it was away getting fixed for a day so, for a day I appliqued using my straight stitch machine, it works out fine.
The pic below is the set up I have for free motion quilting. I like to use a corner and have lots of support on the side of the machine.
I do not like to use pins or safty pins to baste the quilt. I dont really like to baste. I dont do it.
Sometimes I have some small tucks - and I deal with that.
The above pic is what the finished quilt top looks like close up. I used a cool batting Recycled soda bottle batting its called quilters dream green batting. I loved working with it - and it has a nice loft and quilts easy.
Im very very happy with the quality and style of the quilts Iv been making. Ive never seen quilts like this before. Im so happy with that.
Please dont take my pics or ideas.