Sunday, May 17, 2015

Free Motion Quilting Video: Graffiti Quilting

I managed to get my video of my Graffiti quilting styled wall word all edited up and loaded for YouTube. The raw footage of the entire project was insanely long. I edited it down and sped it up for you. It shows a bunch of different designs, all mixed fairly randomly to make the  final piece.


The beginning and end of the video is shot at twice normal speed and the middle is at 4 times the normal speed. It's not too dizzying, and you can see how I stitch the designs out. Since I sped it up, I took most of the narration out.

I hope you enjoy! If you do, give it a 'like' will you? I get some occasional 'dislikes' on my videos and I know that's just the nature of Youtube and the internet trolls and while the ratio of likes vastly outnumbers the dislikes, it's hard to ignore them. If you dislike the video, hit me up with a comment or email and let me know if there's something I should change! I do know that these speed-quilting videos aren't everybody's cup of tea, but I know many like them too.

13 comments:

  1. Love it, I enjoy watching how you moved from one design to the other with so little effort, seamless. Made me want to make one for my sewing room.

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  2. Such fun!!!!!!! You do it so well!!!!

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  3. You do such great work! I am always inspired and challenged!

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  4. I love it! Actually, having a long video and with it running at a higher speed was perfect. Great way to see how you 'create'. I thought it was a super way for me to watch how you developed the designs rather than just a couple of minutes to show a design.

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  5. A great video and I "ditto" all of the comments already made! Did you spray baste?

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  6. Great video! It really helped me to watch you move from the letters and then from one motif to another. Sometimes I struggle with this when I am quilting. Thanks sew much!

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  7. Amy, what marker did you use to write out the letters???

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    1. I used the purple air-eraseable “disappearing ink” marker. I use the one that has two ends, the opposite end is the Mark-B-Gone blue marker. I love the purple end! I usually spritz with water when I’m done to get it to disappear sooner. On this particular piece, I had to remark before the marks faded since there was a good lag between starting the piece, followed by ripping out all the stitches due to poor tension, before finally finishing the piece.

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  8. I enjoyed watching how you moved from one element to another and how you returned to finish an element. You have great ideas for combining simple elements... and you stay on the traveling line so well! There are many videos about a single element at slower speed. This is like Do Re Mi in The Sound of Music - you've put it all together to make a song! Thanks so much for posting the video.

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    1. Thank you Ann! They say the average person watching Youtube wants nothing longer that 5 minutes, so I’m never sure about these longer videos.

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  9. Really enjoyed the video. Thanks so much for posting. What type of thread did you use? It looks great, with little build up over the traveling lines.

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  10. I watched it through your blog so I can't like it on youtube but I wanted to tell you that I love your videos. It inspires me to try a little more each time. I just finished quilting a row quilt with different types of free motion. Some need A LOT of work, but even from the top to the bottom of the row I can see and improvement. Thanks!!

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  11. This is one of your best, I watched the whole thing. Did you practice on paper first?

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