20 May 2012

free motion quilting

mum and dad arrived home from their cruise on friday so I got mum to help me set up her machine and had a bit of a go at free motion quilting !

Nicky at mrs sew and sow has been encouraging me to have a try and although I've read quite a bit about it I hadn't actually tried - I've realised that when I doodle I seem to do loops so that's what I've done in the sample - I also tried to do stipple quilting but I'll need way more practice for that and I tried some name writing with varying degrees of success - although for a first go I'm pretty happy :)

Mum and I have both signed up for a machine quilting class through craftsy so hopefully I'll learn some things there and I'll be free motion quilting before I know it !


  1. Brilliant - glad you had a go! It does seem like you love loops - those big loops bottom right look perfect to me! Keep on practicing and it's true you will be FMQ ing before you know it!

  2. I hope you have at least half as much fun as I have with free motion machine quilting. You will be amazed at how fast you will master it. Have a wonderful time learning.


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