Stencil Stitchout Tutorial

I had a request to share the stitching path I used on the Anita Shackelford feather stencil , I used in my last customer quilt.  I tried to just draw it out on paper, but that wasn’t making much sense.  My son helped me make a little video tutorial.  After we were finished, he told me he should have been standing on the other side of me…oh well.  I hope you can get the gist of it ok.  Also, I would like to state that this may not even be the BEST way to stitch it out.  It is simply the way I figured out to stitch it that seemed to work best for me.  Maybe next time I actually stitch it out on a quilt, I can get my son or husband to video that.  That would be more fun, wouldn’t it?

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki W
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 20:01:28

    Excellent tutorial!


  2. sammi
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 20:14:45

    Yessiree bob-di-dooooo that is a great tutorial. And I am soooo pleased your voice sounds just like I expected! Ma’am.


  3. LaurieG
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 21:05:59

    Thanks, Randi! You did an awesome job with the tutorial!

    I am such a visual person and being able to see you draw that out was great.

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!


  4. Adam
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 23:25:30

    Holy Granola!


  5. Jen
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 00:49:52

    Randi, it was a great help seeing how you did that. You drawing on it did the trick since the view was sometimes blocked. Thank you so very much.


  6. Carla Riggs
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 02:04:46

    Great video! Kind of a ‘duh’ moment for me. : ) You make it look so easy. And yes, it would be fun to see you quilting the stencil….

    So, what did you customer say about her beautiful quilt with this stencil? Was she just blown away?


  7. Deb Levy
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 08:34:22

    Great video!


  8. Cathie
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 10:03:36

    Fantastic video and so helpful! Thanks Randi!


  9. Janiece Walsh
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 10:23:25

    Beautifully done. Thanks for the modeling, Randi! You’ve come a long way from your Gammill days!


  10. Tina Chamberlain
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 11:53:40

    I agree with Janiece, your quilting is so beautiful and you have grown tremendously in the last two years!


  11. Ramona Quilter
    Jan 01, 2009 @ 20:16:28

    Great tutorial, Randi. Thank you. Anita is speaking at our guild this month, I am a fan of her work. I am also a fan of your work. Thank you for giving this continuous stitch-out.


  12. Jackie
    Jan 07, 2009 @ 08:21:42

    Great tutorial! Your quilting is amazing!


  13. Karen Anderson
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 21:03:17

    Thank you! That was great.

    Karen A.


  14. Sue Tuma
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 16:11:28

    that was great. Do you trace it on with a lite box?
    It just is great to learn all these things.
    I’m excited about using some of these tips.
    thank you again,
    Be Blessed,


  15. Shelley
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 09:41:10

    Thanks for the tut!! I think I’ve got it now!


  16. wendy tomes
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 00:47:57

    Very good tutorial, saw the importance of drawing the whole pattern and practising your quilt path first.


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