How is it so.?

Before I left for overseas I became aware of the work of Tetsuo Fujimoto.

I looked at his work and I could figure out how he did it…. BUT this question haunted me during my trip… "How did he keep the fabric from puckering"

So I guess the only way to find out is to do one myself….

He used a zig zag.

I don't know if it's free motion or not…. but I tried ordinary sewing and found it restrictive, so I changed to free motion.

I had to add the large plastic base on the tri freemotion foot on the Janome 7700 because I wanted the zig zag to be wide.

The zig Zag is set at 5.5 wide…..

I began by making a quilt sandwich and stitching in long lines… the accent point is where the zig zag is confined for a short time making a block of color.

How wide should the zig zag be? I don't know, how far apart should the lines be… I don't know…

Of course the stitch drew the fabric and the borders began to flute.

I stopped what I was doing and on my other Janome, 6600, I used the same free motion foot, black thread and stitched very intensely back and forth on the un-sewn area.


It's a little difficult to see, but it did help to straighten the fluting.

Now if you look at the images on th web the art appears to be huge…much bigger than an ordinary sewing machine?

Well, I'm working through it, just to see how it's done and I'm doing it on my home seing machine.

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