Dream Catcher

10 Jan 2010
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I made this to practice sewing circles with my machine. I had this piece of fabric that I dyed several years ago and couldn't find a good use because it had so many colors and random marks on it. I was very happy that I finally found a good use for it. I'm pleased with the final result.

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Irenuz wrote
on 12 Jan 2010 5:22 AM

Very nice!!

It remindes me to celtic knots :-)

Which tecnique do you use to sew circles with machine?

riverart wrote
on 12 Jan 2010 7:39 AM

This does not look like any piece that I practice on.  My pracitce pieces make great dog beds.  Your's looks wonderful!

on 12 Jan 2010 11:48 AM

I loved making dream catchers when I was younger so this brings back great memories. I've always thought the idea behind dream catchers is so neat--that they filter through only the good dreams. And I love the idea of a quilt dream catcher... I may have to make one of my own.

reginabdunn wrote
on 12 Jan 2010 5:50 PM

I took one of my husband's tie tacks that is very flat (a thumbtack will work, too) and taped it to the sewing machine point up. I had it lined up with the sewing machine needle and the distance to the left of the needle was the radius of the circle that I wanted to make. Then i put a stabilizer onto the fabric and impaled the fabric onto the point of the tie tack. The feed dogs moved the fabric forward and the tie tack made it turn in a circle. It was very easy. What I didn't like about it, though was that it didn't work with the 3 layers of the quilt. I had to sew the circles onto the quilt top fabric by itself and then quilt later.

I looked at the quilts you've made and like them very much. I hope to quilt a mandala of some kind in the future.