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.
Buy individual chapters of my book
Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.
As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:
- Squaring up blocks
- Assembly and quilting
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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