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Are you new here? Hi! Welcome to the Free Motion Quilting Project! I’m sure you have a lot of questions about what this project is, how it works, why I created it, and where to get started, so the easiest thing was just to make a video explaining it all in one go: Click Here if the Video Does Not Appear Tip: If any video on the project stops playing try clicking “pause” and allow the little red bar at the bottom to fill up completely before hitting “play” again. I mentioned a lot of different things in this first video, so here's a list of links you might be interested in checking out first: Leah Day - Learn more about the gal that started the Free Motion Quilting Project. Karen McTavish - Learn more about the awesome quilter who inspired Leah and her design called McTavishing. Stippling, Pebbling, or Paisley - Learn about the three other most popular quilting designs. Release Your Light - Check out close up photos of this quilt and read the story about why it was created. Leah Day

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Quilting Daily - Week in Review When I think about it, I'm astounded by the variety of ways you can learn how to machine quilt these days. Many of us learned straight machine quilting or free-motion quilting from a family member. Others took a class or followed machine quilting instructions from—yes—a book! Now, with DVDs, digital downloads, hand-held devices, YouTube, streaming videos, DVDs, online classes, webinars, and live events, you can learn machine quilting techniques anytime, anywhere. I was thinking of this phenomenon because of the popularity of Catherine Redford's new Quilting Arts Workshop™ video Modern Machine Quilting: Straight Lines, Spirals, Serpentines, and More!

Block Central's Quilt Directory Find Free Quilt Patterns and Information "By luck, I stumbled upon your site, and of course I wanted to try it out. I went on to deposit $500 on OneTwoTrade, then opened 5 positions and won 4. Took out the $500 and still have the profit of $288 to trade with. This is a great system you got there Sir, I definitely owe you one." Shelly Green - New York

How to Free-Motion Quilt on a Regular Sewing Machine Would you like to quilt your own quilts on your regular home sewing machine? Are you afraid to try because you don’t think you have the right quilting equipment? What if I told you that you can add beautiful texture to your quilts without investing in a specialty machine? If your machine can sew a straight stitch, it can be used for machine quilting. You can machine quilt on any “regular” sewing machine.

Alaskasunshine's fabric folding( organizing your quilt room) Done with the tiny bolt. To keep me organized I have got to put it back where it belongs! ;-) I love my little Sunshine. She is always so expressive and the mouth piece for her momma and her brother! Gee I sure do love her!!! :-D The pix following pix to come are of my ceiling DH is adding more lighting for me to see better in my quilt room.

McTavishing Quilting Technique Kelly Hanson discusses a new book by award winning longarm quilter, Karen McTavish. In this video, Kelly gives us insight into the book and the art of “McTavishing.” The first piece of advice Karen gives is for quilters to begin by drawing on a piece of scratch paper. Watch as Kelly practices this no-rules approach to longarm quilting. Category: All Videos, Quilting Tools, and Tips & Techniques. Tags: book review, Free Videos, karen mctavish, and mctavishing.

Quilt History - A short introduction to period quilting By Lady Sarah Davies c/o Karen Evans 5 Deerfield Drive Easthampton, MA01027 aol.com The word "quilt" summons a host of images: thrifty pioneer housewives piecing elaborate patchworks for their families; album quilts signed by every member of a community as a gift for a departing mayor or pastor, or perhaps raffled for a worthy cause; perhaps even a wholecloth petticoat worn by a colonial dame as she danced with George Washington, or a brightly colored scrap quilt made by a grandmother or aunt during the Depression. The popular image of the quilt is of the quilt is modern, calico, and American. It certainly isn’t medieval!

Free Motion Quilting ~ Home Machine Features & Tips We know many of you want to learn more about free motion stitching on your home machine. Kellie from our board and Don’t Look Now blog does a lot of free motion stitching and does it well! Today she shares some tips so you can feel comfortable jumping in and trying it out on your own machine, plus features to consider when looking for a new machine conducive to free motion stitching! Erickson and Co.: {Tutorial} How to Sew a Pocket Diaper with Free Pattern and Photos When we first started cloth diapering I purchased a couple different brands of cloth diapers and each had things that I liked and other things that I didn’t like. I wanted something that wasn’t super bulky and would fit my skinny kid plus was adjustable. I spent hours trying to find a pattern online but couldn’t find one so I decided to make my own.

How Do I Quilt This?! Intro Yay! I'm finally ready to start “How Do I Quilt This?!” a video series devoted to explaining all the different ways you can quilt your quilt with the free motion fillers from this project. Here is a video introduction where I show all four quilt tops and explain the different ways each one will be free motion quilted:

A Thing Of Beauty in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Amish women of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite Amish quilts since the mid-1800′s (and some believe even earlier). Amish quilts are an expressionof frugality. They not only serve a practical, functional purpose, but serve as a form of entertainment as well. r0ssie (fresh modern quilts): learning more about free-motion quilting While I have been enjoying all the piecing I've been getting done, I've jumped into a bit of quilting this week. You see, I sold one of my finished quilt tops to a friend, but she of course wants a QUILT, not a quilt top, so I needed to hop to it and actually quilt it. You'll have to excuse me for posting "sneak peek" photos rather than proper photos, but this quilt is going to be given as a gift, so until it's in the intended hands, I'm holding back on the photos. I've said it before and I'll say it again: quilting is my growth area.

Erickson and Co.: {Tutorial} How to Sew Newborn Inserts for Cloth Diapers This tutorial is designed so that you can sew your own newborn inserts for cloth diapers spending the least amount of money possible. This is why we have created three different styles of newborn inserts - #1 is a sandwich style insert using Zorb. #2 is a prefold style insert using Zorb. And #3 is a prefold style insert using all scrap material (this being the cheapest way to make an insert).

Quilting BIG Quilts Here's another post I've been meaning to get to for a long time! How do we quilt big quilts on a domestic sewing machine? I know I've said time and time again that you can quilt anything, even king sized quilts on a domestic, but how do we really do it? It seems like trying to fit a circular screw into a square hole - it's just not going to fit! The thing we really need is a strategy guide. In the video game world, a strategy guide is used to teach you how to best maneuver your way through a dungeon and fight the evil boss at the end. History of Quilts The history of quilts began long before European settlers arrived in the New World. People in nearly every part of the world had used padded fabrics for clothing, bedding, and even armor. With the arrival of the English and Dutch settlers in North America, quilting took on a new life and flourished. The term "quilt" comes from the Latin <i>culcita</i>, meaning a stuffed sack. The word has come to have 2 meanings.

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