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February 18, 2019
Quilting a Tree of Life Block on a Longarm Frame from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s time to quilt our second Tree of Life block, this time on a longarm! I admit, I didn’t like my design when I first began quilting. I was VERY tempted to rip out the stitches and start all over again. Learn why and how I muscled through it in this new longarm quilting tutorial:

Click here to find the Tree of Life block pattern. This pattern includes a bonus Tree of Life Quilt pattern so you can make a huge throw sized quilt too!

Quilting Corner to Corner Curves

Last week I quilted Undulation over my first ...

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February 11, 2019
How to Quilt a Tree of Life Block with Undulation from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s time to quilt our Tree of Life block. I decided to use my new favorite free motion quilting design, Undulation! I absolutely love the effect of these irregular echoes over this block. Learn how to quilt it with regular free motion quilting on your home machine:

Click Here to find the pattern for the Tree of Life Block. You’ll also find a bonus quilt pattern for the Tree of Life Quilt 78-inch quilt too!

Planning the Quilting Design

Before I jumped into quilting this block, I first planned my path. I wanted to quilt Undulation in two ...

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February 4, 2019
How to Piece a Tree of Life Quilt Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s time to piece our Tree of Life quilt block for February! This beautiful block is created with 32 scraps or 5-inch squares (plus a good bit of background fabric). For the first time we have an asymmetrical arrangement so make sure to follow the tips in this video to piecing this block:

Click Here to find the pattern for the Tree of Life block. This pattern includes a special bonus pattern for the 78 inch Tree of Life Quilt! Learn how to piece a supersized version of the block and I’ll be sharing an extra video this ...

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January 21, 2019
Ruler Quilting on the Patchwork Mosaic Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s time for our second quilting adventure on the Patchwork Mosaic block and this time I’m playing with ruler quilting! Learn how I quilted a straight line design with rulers over a quarter of this block at a time in this new tutorial:

Click Here to find the Patchwork Mosaic quilt pattern! This pattern takes 14 scrappy 5-inch squares of your favorite fabrics and turns them into this super sized patchwork block. It’s a great choice for using up scraps and learning how to piece two fun units: quarter square triangles and hourglass squares.

Ruler quilting on a home machine

Last week I ...

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January 14, 2019
Quilting a Patchwork Mosaic on a Home Machine from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Our Patchwork Mosaic Quilt Block is pieced and ready for quilting! I decided to tackle this block first on my Singer treadle with some walking foot quilting, then switched to my regular Eversewn Sparrow sewing machine for some free motion and ruler foot quilting. See how this works in this quilting tutorial:

Click Here for the Patchwork Mosaic block pattern. This block uses 14 scrappy 5-inch squares to create this awesome design. It’s a great way to use up scraps from your stash or a precut square pack.

Click Here to find the piecing tutorial for this quilt block ...

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January 7, 2019
How to Piece a Patchwork Mosaic Quilt Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Ready to get lost in a Patchwork Mosaic quilt block? Learn how to transform 14 colorful 5-inch fabric squares into this scrappy quilt block:

Click Here to find the quilt pattern for Block #2. The best part of the Friendship Quilt Along is we’re going to piece AND quilt the blocks together! Be looking forward to the first quilting tutorial on January 14th.

Patchwork Mosaic Friendship Sampler Quilt Block

We’re going to piece and quilt this beautiful quilt block this month!

You’ll need to know how to make half square triangles, quarter square triangles, and hourglass squares to create your Patchwork Mosaic block ...

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January 6, 2019
How to Piece Hourglass Squares from The Free Motion Quilting Project

The piecing tutorial for the Patchwork Mosaic quilt block is coming up on Monday, but first we need to learn how to piece a set of Hourglass Squares. Learn how to piece this cute quilting unit in this quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find the pattern for the Patchwork Mosaic block. This block includes four Hourglass Squares and a variety of Quarter Square Triangles. It’s a fun adventure to experiment with all these funky shapes!

What is a Hourglass Square Block?

This is a simple quilt block with four small, right triangles meeting in the middle of a square ...

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January 5, 2019
How to Piece Quarter Square Triangles from The Free Motion Quilting Project

We have two new quilting units to learn this month for our Patchwork Mosaic quilt block! Learn how to piece Quarter Square Triangles, sometimes called Split Half Square Triangles in this new quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find the pattern for the Patchwork Mosaic block. This block will help knock out your scrap stash or your collection of 5-inch precut squares. You’ll use up 14 squares to make this quilt block.

What is a Quarter Square Triangle?

This is an asymmetrical quilting unit pieced with a combination of a half square triangle and a single square of fabric.

You ...

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January 1, 2019
Happy Scrappy New Year! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello 2019! I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday and are ready to dive into the new year filled with fun, creativity, and hopefully lots of beautiful quilts!

Patchwork Mosaic Friendship Sampler Quilt Block

We’re going to piece and quilt this beautiful Patchwork Mosaic block this month!

Today the second block of the Friendship Sampler Quilt Along is available! Click Here to find this new block pattern.

It’s Never too Late to Quilt Along!

Yes, you have plenty of time to catch up on this project. This month’s quilt block is much faster and easier because it doesn’t require cutting as ...

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December 17, 2018
Quilt Stippling on the Scrappy Star Block on a Longarm from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I loaded my quilting frame with my Scrappy Star Quilt Block and now it’s time to quilt! See how I quilted stippling over the stars in this quilting tutorial:

Click here to find the pattern for block #1 of the Friendship Quilt Along. This block includes all the information you need to get started as well as resizing information so you can make a crib, throw, twin, queen, or king-sized quilt.

I’ll be making two blocks per month because I’m making the king-sized version of the quilt. This means you get to see two different quilting designs ...

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December 16, 2018
How to Load a Quilt Block on a Longarm from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I have a quick quilting tutorial for you today on loading your Friendship Quilt blocks on your longarm frame. Watch how I’m loading one block at a time in this quilting video:

Click Here to find the pattern for Block 1 and join the Friendship Quilt Along! Each month we’ll piece a super scrappy quilt block, then I’m going to quilt the block on my home machine, then on my longarm!

Click Here to learn how to baste your quilt blocks for quilting on your home machine.

Loading Your Longarm with a Single Block

The Friendship Sampler ...

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December 10, 2018
Quilt a Scrappy Star Block on Your Home Machine from The Free Motion Quilting Project

My Scrappy Star Quilt Block is basted and ready to machine quilt! I decided to keep the quilting design very simple with this first block and quilted it with a combination of walking foot quilting and ruler foot quilting. Learn how this works in this quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find the Scrappy Star Pattern. This quilt pattern comes with everything you need to get started on the Friendship Sampler Quilt. What size is the quilt? How much fabric will you need? Learn all this and more with Block #1!

Learn how to quilt a Scrappy Star quilt block with straight lines

I love this simple, straight-line design over this Scrappy Star ...

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December 9, 2018
How to Baste Your Quilt Blocks for Quilt-As-You-Go from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Our Scrappy Star quilt block is pieced and ready to quilt-as-you-go! Let’s layer the block with batting and backing and baste the quilt sandwich securely together. Learn how I’m basting the blocks for this project in this quilting tutorial:

Click here to find the Block 1 pattern! This pattern includes everything you need to get started with the Friendship Sampler Quilt Along. It includes lots of tips for piecing and the four types of machine quilting we’re learning together this year. It also includes a detailed materials list and guide for five different sizes of the quilt ...

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November 29, 2018
How to Piece a Scrappy Star Quilt Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s time to piece our first block for the Friendship Quilt Along! Learn how to transform 20 scrappy 5-inch squares into a Scrappy Star Block in this quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find the quilt pattern for Block #1. The best part of the Friendship Quilt Along is we’re going to piece AND quilt the blocks together! Be looking forward to the first quilting tutorial on December 10th.

Click Here learn how to piece Half Square Triangles. You’ll need to make three different sizes of half square triangles for ...

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How to Piece Half Square Triangles from The Free Motion Quilting Project

One of my favorite quilting units to piece is also one of the easiest to make: half square triangles! Learn how to piece this fun patchwork unit in this quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find Block 1 of the Friendship Sampler Quilt if you’d like to get LOTS of practice piecing half square triangles!

How half square triangles work

How to piece two half square triangles from two squares

Learn how to make two half square triangles from two squares

This technique takes two squares of fabric and turns them into two half square triangles. The best thing about this triangle shape is you never have to work with ...

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November 26, 2018
How to Cut Scraps for the Friendship Sampler Quilt from The Free Motion Quilting Project

The Friendship Quilt Along has barely begun and already I’ve received lots of questions about scrap cutting! Learn how to cut up your scraps of fabric into accurate 5-inch squares in this new quilting tutorial:

Friendship Sampler Quilt Block of the MonthWould you like to join the Friendship Quilt Along? Click Here to find the pattern for Block #1!

This 52-page pattern includes everything you need to get started. You’ll also find fabric preparation and piecing tips to help you begin making Block #1. I’ve also included an overview of the four types of machine quilting we’ll be using to quilt the ...

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August 31, 2018
Friendship Quilt Along – Enduring Block from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew excited for the fourteenth and final week of Amanda Herring’s Friendship Quilt Along! This week, you will be making the Enduring Block.

The Friendship Quilt Along was inspired by all the friends Amanda has made through the quilting community! Follow the Friendship Quilt Along on Amanda Herring’s blog, where she will be posting the block patterns and inspiration from quilters who have made the blocks every week!

Friendship Quilt Kit

Best Buds Enamel Pin

Friendship Templates
Button Pack Hello Lovely Thread Box

We will be posting the video tutorials for and have the entire pattern ...

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August 10, 2018
Friendship Quilt Along – Helpful Block from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew excited for the eleventh week of Amanda Herring’s Friendship Quilt Along! This week, you will be making the Helpful Block.

The Friendship Quilt Along was inspired by all the friends Amanda has made through the quilting community! Follow the Friendship Quilt Along on Amanda Herring’s blog, where she will be posting the block patterns and inspiration from quilters who have made the blocks every week!

We will be posting the video tutorials for and have the entire pattern set for the Friendship Quilt Along. Check out this week’s video tutorial on the Helpful Block ...

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July 27, 2018
Friendship Quilt Along – Empathetic Block from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew excited for the ninth week of Amanda Herring’s Friendship Quilt Along! This week, you will be making the Empathetic Block.

The Friendship Quilt Along was inspired by all the friends Amanda has made through the quilting community! Follow the Friendship Quilt Along on Amanda Herring’s blog, where she will be posting the block patterns and inspiration from quilters who have made the blocks every week!

We will be posting the video tutorials for and have the entire pattern set for the Friendship Quilt Along. Check out this week’s video tutorial on the Honest Block ...

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June 29, 2018
Friendship Quilt Along – Honest Block from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew excited for the fifth week of Amanda Herring’s Friendship Quilt Along! This week, you will be making the Honest Block.

The Friendship Quilt Along was inspired by all the friends Amanda has made through the quilting community! Follow the Friendship Quilt Along on Amanda Herring’s blog, where she will be posting the block patterns and inspiration from quilters who have made the blocks every week!

We will be posting the video tutorials for and have the entire pattern set for the Friendship Quilt Along. Check out this week’s video tutorial on the Honest Block ...

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