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December 5, 2021
Learn how to quilt a string of lights! 12 Makes of Christmas 2021 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I love using Full Line Stencil to create fun, festive quilting stitches I would never be able to quilt freehand.

In today’s video, I show you how I used the Christmas Lights stencil and a Pounce Pad to transfer to my quilt while it is on the longarm, then follow the chalk lines in a figure-eight style motion to create a free motion quilting stitch that looks a string of Christmas lights.

The results are so beautiful and it makes a great allover design on any holiday quilt. And if you missed our 12 Makes of Christmas video from ...

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December 4, 2021
Free Motion for Beginners – More Holiday Fun from Essie's Quilts

Stuffed like a turkey with Thanksgiving treats? Ready to get to work on more holiday fun designs? This time around let’s learn a useful technique that can be used on any quilt, anywhere, anytime. It’s so versatile, and yet allows you to personalize the quilt. It’s simple, but maybe something you’ve never thought about doing. Let’s call it, “Anything E2E”.

E2E

E2E is quilt code for edge-to-edge.

Edge to edge quilting utilizes a continuous line design that is stitched all over the quilt from one edge to the other without regard to piecing, blocks or ...

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Free Motion for Beginners – More Holiday Fun from Gwen's Quilts

Stuffed like a turkey with Thanksgiving treats? Ready to get to work on more holiday fun designs? This time around let’s learn a useful technique that can be used on any quilt, anywhere, anytime. It’s so versatile, and yet allows you to personalize the quilt. It’s simple, but maybe something you’ve never thought about doing. Let’s call it, “Anything E2E”.

E2E

E2E is quilt code for edge-to-edge.

Edge to edge quilting utilizes a continuous line design that is stitched all over the quilt from one edge to the other without regard to piecing, blocks or ...

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December 3, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/669562453619769344 from Living Water Quilter

A New Quilt Conversations LIVE! Membership PERKWe added a new segment to Quilt Conversations LIVE!,...

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December 1, 2021
Mallard Duck Mini Finish with Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Even without my favourite sewing machine, I was able to sew and quilt with the walking foot, my son's Mallard Duck mini. When I showed it to him, he said that he would find a spot for this one and the other two that I've made for him.

Finishing the Mallard Duck

As you saw in my Making a Mallard Duck Mini post, the foundation paper piecing went well. I always manage to make at least one piece that doesn't have enough selvage but I'm really good at problem solving

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November 20, 2021
Free Motion for Beginners – Holiday Fun from Essie's Quilts

I think I have recovered from teaching and working at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. So now we can throw ourselves into full holiday preparedness mode.

Are you ready for this? Now is the time for finishing up those gift quilts and making holiday decorations and last minute quilty gifts. Put your newly gained skills quilting the 5 basic shapes to good use and try out some holiday themed motifs for free motion quilting.

Holiday Leaves

We have been creating lots of leaves on our quilts lately and there’s no reason to stop. There are some special holiday ...

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Free Motion for Beginners – Holiday Fun from Gwen's Quilts

I think I have recovered from teaching and working at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. So now we can throw ourselves into full holiday preparedness mode.

Are you ready for this? Now is the time for finishing up those gift quilts and making holiday decorations and last minute quilty gifts. Put your newly gained skills quilting the 5 basic shapes to good use and try out some holiday themed motifs for free motion quilting.

Holiday Leaves

We have been creating lots of leaves on our quilts lately and there’s no reason to stop. There are some special holiday ...

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November 13, 2021
Hearts Meander Free Motion Quilting Tutorial using Full Line Stencil from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It’s been a minute since we did a free motion quilting tutorial on a home sewing machine. But we just did a MAJOR restock on all of our Full Line Stencil free motion quilting supplies, so we thought now was the perfect time!

Today we are working with the new I Love It! stencil which has a really cute heart meander pattern. It would be so cute for a Valentine’s Day quilt, or just a quilt for someone you love.

I cover how to use the stencil and pounce pad to transfer the markings to your quilt top ...

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November 1, 2021
Trying for something different and Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome! I do have some free motion quilting (FMQ) to show you, but not on my son's quilt...my Jag is getting a long overdue tune-up and it could take a few weeks.

Creating an improv quilt during a playdate 

The Out of the Box Fibre Artist Group had a playdate which I attended, since at the last minute, I had decided to take the day off work. Our playdate host, one of our members, did a great job of introducing us to improv piecing and stripes. Who knew that there was anything to say about stripes other than ...

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October 29, 2021
Idiosyncratic Quilting from The Snarky Quilter

It’s been a while since I bought a quilting related book, but I decided to spring for Paula Kovarik’s “At Play in the Garden of Stitch: thoughts that come while eyeing the needle.” Like the capitalization in the title, Paula’s … Continue reading

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October 25, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/666021747155468288 from Living Water Quilter

Quilt Paper?Quilters and sewers have many tools and supplies for making quilts, garments, home decor...

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October 23, 2021
Free Motion for Beginners – More Leaves from Essie's Quilts

More leaves are falling here in North Carolina and the air is crisp and clear. Since leaves are such a popular quilting motif, I thought we might explore some more designs, using more leaves.

Vines

photo of green leafy vines

photo by nothing ahead on pexels

 

Meandering leafy vines make great edge-to-edge designs, or a fill design for any shape on your quilt.

You can use the familiar leaf shape, simply attaching them to a vine as you meander and fill your quilt. Alternate adding leaves to both sides of your meandering vine.

Try it with just single leaves attached to the vine.

line drawing of a meandering leafy vine

Pro Tip ...

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Free Motion for Beginners – More Leaves from Gwen's Quilts

More leaves are falling here in North Carolina and the air is crisp and clear. Since leaves are such a popular quilting motif, I thought we might explore some more designs, using more leaves.

Vines

photo of green leafy vines

photo by nothing ahead on pexels

 

Meandering leafy vines make great edge-to-edge designs, or a fill design for any shape on your quilt.

You can use the familiar leaf shape, simply attaching them to a vine as you meander and fill your quilt. Alternate adding leaves to both sides of your meandering vine.

Try it with just single leaves attached to the vine.

line drawing of a meandering leafy vine

Pro Tip ...

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October 21, 2021
WIPs Be Gone: 25 Day Update from Goer

A few weeks ago I shared my new daily project, WIPs Be Gone with Leanne of Devoted Quilter. Here's a wrap up of all the works in progress I worked on during the first 25 days (of the last 100 days of 2021).

My commitment to myself is to spend at least 15 minutes (though often it's longer) making progress on a WIP. My goal is to finish 4 larger quilts before the end of the year as many of my finishes in the last year and a half have been mini quilts. You'll see that I ...

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October 20, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/665567999264276480 from Living Water Quilter

Family TraditionsDoes your family have holiday traditions? If so, does it include candy or sweet...

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October 19, 2021
Ruler Quilting a Wavy Border Design from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I’m ruler quilting a wavy border design! Learn how to quilt these evenly spaced curving lines with the Super Slide Ruler:

Quick links to things in the video:

Janome Horizon 8200 Sewing Machine – This machine has an 11 inch harp space which will give you ALMOST 8 inches of quilting space on the frame. This means you can quilt 7 1/2 inch blocks or borders on this frame with no problem!

Super Slide Quilting Ruler

Hoop Frame Pro – This fun frame is designed to fit into small spaces, but still quilt big quilts. If you have 4 1/2 feet of ...

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October 18, 2021
Feathered LeMoyne Star from Quilting and More...

Ta-da! It’s done!

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October 17, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/665253018182336512 from Living Water Quilter

Quilt Conversations LIVE On Amazon!Thank you! I could not have done it without you! QCL live...

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October 16, 2021
Free Motion for Beginners – Leaves from Essie's Quilts

We are going to stick with our S shape again and keep creating new designs with it. It’s the perfect shape for quilting leaves. We all love to quilt organic designs on our quilts, flowers, leaves, etc.  Organic images are very forgiving. No two leaves in nature are exactly alike. So you don’t have to worry too much about making these designs uniform. Another walk in the park! Or maybe this week will be a walk in the forest, amongst the leaves?

path through the forest surrounded by leaves

Photo by Fstopper from Pexels

 

You can create a leaf shape with simple curves.

line drawing of leaf

 

It works ...

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Free Motion for Beginners – Leaves from Gwen's Quilts

We are going to stick with our S shape again and keep creating new designs with it. It’s the perfect shape for quilting leaves. We all love to quilt organic designs on our quilts, flowers, leaves, etc.  Organic images are very forgiving. No two leaves in nature are exactly alike. So you don’t have to worry too much about making these designs uniform. Another walk in the park! Or maybe this week will be a walk in the forest, amongst the leaves?

path through the forest surrounded by leaves

Photo by Fstopper from Pexels

 

You can create a leaf shape with simple curves.

line drawing of leaf

 

It works ...

read more
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