Sometimes I finish my quilts with free motion.
To do free motion quilting on a domestic machine, you will need to use a darning foot and lower the feed dogs of your machine so you can move the quilt sandwich freely under the presser foot.
Check out the basics:
Some advice before you start
Free motion is not hard but it requires quite a few hours of practice to get confident at it.
Above all be patient. Your first attempts may be awful but don’t give up. The more you practice the better you’ll get at it.
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My book Turnabout Patchwork
“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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