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big stitch hand quilting tips

How to quilt it? I decided to start with the light areas of the snowball blocks (I think they are snowball blocks…). I picked out a lovely variegated thread ...

In the border I also used the technique I learned in the December FMQ Challenge of making the centre and corner elements 'kiss' each other.

Free Motion Quilting on Block Four Square| Sewcial Bee Sampler

stained glass spectrum quilt

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The quilting in the gray squares between the big star blocks is meant to give the quilt a “medallion” kind of look. I quilted some straight lines and curvy ...

In the border I also used the technique I learned in the December FMQ Challenge of making the centre and corner elements 'kiss' each other.

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Quilting Is My Therapy » Angela Walters

Marking quilt as you go block sewcial bee sampler 6

But what makes this quilt especially fun is the fabric placement. Instead of just 2 or 3 colors, this quilt is a bouquet of fun floral prints.

Trust me, you don't think you need them until you try them. You don't need fancy quilting gloves either (see my photo below from 2009 using my ...

I don't think my neighbor will mind that she's peeking over the quilt. She had to stand on a bench to be able to reach high enough.

How Do I Quilt It? Tula Pink's Bjorn Bear Quilt – Quilting Is My Therapy

My layers quilt, quilted on my Pfaff QE 4.0. Queen sized, done in a QAYG method shown here.

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customised Free motion quilting on sampler block quilt as you go method feather border video tutorial

Angela takes you along on the process of machine quilting it, along with sharing her tip for using matching thread colors and why she likes chunky feathers.

Photos of all the community quilts I've quilted are on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/

Isn't it just so pretty?!?!? I have to say thank you again to Kelly over at Jeli Quilts for letting me test out this pattern. I already have another one of ...

Free Motion Quilting on Block Flock | Sewcial Bee Sampler

Strip quilt project (quick & easy!) | Quilting Tutorial with Angela Walters

I used a single layer binding on this quilt. I don't usually do that, but I had only a scrap of the yellow fabric left. I found it more tedious to hand ...

The first video shows you how I marked this particular quilt using. The #20 QP Curve Template. (Click the image below to watch the video)

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A fun new way to create texture to your quilt!

... an FMQ foot for ditch stitching isn't anywhere near as accurate as using a walking foot, as you are much more likely to wobble the quilt when doing it.

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Easy Way to Baste (Sandwich) a Large Quilt | Quilting Tutorial with Amy Gibson

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Have you ever tried to free motion quilt beautiful flowers, circles, and stars on your quilts, but then been disappointed when you couldn't get it right?

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... to start a large free motion motif without trying it previously, in fear of ruining a nice quilt. Again, click on the image to see the larger view.

This was a fun and fast quilt to put together and I can't wait to quilt it. I'm thinking of straight lines along the 'railway' and then some fun FMQ in the ...

I had to use a black pen for my drawing and I'm sorry if this isn't very clear. Please click on the image to see the full sized version that you can ...

After doing the bear blocks, the coloured borders of each block were too puffy, so my next decision was how to stitch them in a way that flattened them but ...

But to be entered in the contest, be sure to click here. I will pick one lucky winner on August 9th….will it be you?

FMQ pink detail

Photos of all the community quilts I've quilted are on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/

Then I free-motion quilting the remaining areas with a paisley flower. I practice my FMQ every chance I get, and this was a very fun design to stitch.

How to Quilt - Machine Quilting for Beginners Video

For my second and final piece, I used some shiny grey fabric (don't know what it is - some kind of satin?) and the yellow Isacord thread.

Beginner Free Motion Quilting Stippling - Quilting Basics Tutorial #7 with Leah Day

Quilt made in different colors and different quilting

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This row quilt is growing and growing. I am trying to decide if I want to keep making all of the rows with six inch blocks or if I should make some ...

Clam shells and a few variations

... with webinars on "no tails binding", a town hall meeting that will be available to listen to if you didn't catch it, sending out requests for quilts, ...

Swirl FMQ pattern

... pineapple farm mini quilt - skalabara quilts

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Well, I wanted to make the butterflies 'pop', so I decided to do a small stipple around them, but I didn't want the stipple to take over, so I grabbed a ...

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Boxes FMQ. Click the picture above to see a larger ...

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On the setting and corner triangles I FMQ'd snowflakes. These were really fun – again just free hand. I'm very happy with how these turned out.

Then came the apron strings. Not completely happy with how they worked out…but I love the message (original copy is in the left pocket of the jeans: a ...

A Mosaic for Rose

I'm teaching Wild Quilting in person this weekend at QuiltCon and can't wait to have a whole room full of FMQ lovers bring out their unique quilting style ...

I've been doing mainly free motion quilting for most of these seventeen years, but I upgraded to a HandiQuilter Fusion (24″ deep) with their ProStitcher ...

I am also reading First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli. In addition to FMQ instructions and advice, the book features non-fussy projects ...

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Basket Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Machine Quilting a Baby Quilt Quickly and Easily

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Around the same time as this, I found a blog by Kate Pedersen called Sew Katie Did . Kate's improvisation technique was more controlled but created the most ...

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equilateral triangle quilt, personalized quilt back

Free Motion Quilting on Block Patience Corner | Sewcial Bee Sampler

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Project. Scrappy Flower Quilt

This quilt also makes me want to watch the movie Frozen a zillion times. All the Nordic patterns... I can't.

How to stipple quilt | Easy free-motion quilting design with Angela Walters

I have a few tools that I can't live without when I'm free motion quilting. They are the Supreme Slider Free Motion Machine Quilting Mat, Betty Bands from ...

Straight Line Quilting Serpentine Quilting

Embellishing Landscape Quilts can change the overall feel…

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Finally, I did a little more research and found this book, Terrific T-Shirt Quilts, by Karen Burns. It has been very helpful. Somehow, I couldn't picture ...

Learn to FMQ by starting at the base!

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Margaret Solomon Gunn Bouquet Royale Placed Best Longarm

machine quilting negative space

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FMQ Skills and Drills: The Daisy Chain

Make sure to tune in for the next post in the series! Now go pull out that quilt top that you have been meaning to finish and see if you can use ...

Amazon.com: Brother Quilting and Sewing Machine, PQ1500SL, High-Speed Quilting and Sewing, 1500 Stitches Per Minute, Automatic Needle Threader, ...

What would a quilt show be without a fun table full of fabric to rummage through? I did my fair share, you know, to support their volunteer fire department.

There are several types of free-motion quilting, but put simply, free-motion quilting is when the quilter is moving the fabric and the feed-dogs are not.

Free motion feather plumes are also something I have wanted to try, so I dared myself to bite the bullet and just go for it. It's always a bit scary to ...

Today we'll be looking at and comparing 6 good quilting sewing machines in order to determine the best sewing machine for quilting.

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Out of the Woods (meadow quilt): After quilting and first wash.