Linda Thielfoldt – Borders, Feathers and Wearable Art
Linda Thielfoldt, owner of The Quilted Goose in her hometown of Troy, Michigan has been quilting for over 37 years and teaching quilting for over 16 years and loves to share her knowledge. Her classes are taught in a no-rules fun and lively style that will provide inspiration and new ideas on how to improve your machine quilting. Linda began her garment making adventure at the age of 9 when she made her first skirt. She has come a long way since that elastic waist skirt and is known for her award winning wearable art creations. Linda designs patterns for computerized quilting machines and her patterns are available in many formats through www.legacyquilting.com.
Linda Thielfoldt of The Quilted Goose shows how to easily quilt borders. When working with borders think of motifs as blocks that can be connected rather than entire border designs. Stippling ties the border “blocks” together. Linda has developed several rulers for borders that are drawn around rather than sewn around available through Quilter’s Rule. She reminds us to have fun; the stitching doesn’t have to be perfect.
Feathers are an age-old favorite quilting design, but often a challenge for quilters. Based on a spine, most feather designs require some backtracking when stitching. Linda Thielfoldt developed the cat’s claw method which doesn’t require this backtracking when stitching feathers. She shows us how to use her ultimate spine vine ruler filling the corner and working around making the design fit the space.
- Ultimate spine vine ruler available through Golden Threads
Short Takes on Longarm Quilting with Vicki Hoth
Vicki reminds us that we have a fabric stash and a thread stash, and we should also have a pattern stash to rely on for quilting. This would consist of books, stencils and patterns. She reviews a variety of stash candidates. The following are available through Golden Threads:
- Super Simple Pantographs
- Feather Mania Collection #1
- Keep on Quilting Pattern Pack 3
- Desirable Quilt designs
- Bold Beginnings
- Pond’s Edge
- Feathered Rose collection
- Feathered Friends – 12 Section by Section Quilting Patterns
- Holiday Holly wholecloth quilts
- Quilting Patterns by Shirley Thompson
- Pathways from Quilt Top to Quilted by Sally Terry
- Beautiful Quilts as You Go by Keryn Emmerson
- Quilting Possibilities-/freehand Filler Patterns by Sue Patten
- Wholecloth Linen Quilts by Cindy Needham
- The Art of Feather Quilting by Judy Allen
- Plus pantographs and stencils
Where do you start when quilting wearable art? Linda Thielfoldt answers this and all the questions you never thought to ask in this episode of Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show. Linda advises us to look at the pattern envelope which is a trove of useful information. She shows us how to choose a pattern, make it fit and then quilt the fabric before finishing the garment.