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December 2, 2020
Holly Background Quilting Design Perfect for Holiday and Christmas Quilts – 12 Makes of Christmas! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our second make of Christmas we are focusing on a perfect quilting design for all your holiday quilts.

In this replay I show you how to quilt an easy holly background meander free motion quilting design using the Full Line Stencil by Hancy Creations to develop the muscle memory you need to master this fun design that is perfect for all of your holiday quilting projects.

The Holly Background Meander is a combination of a holly leaves with a little loopty loop meander to connect the leaves. I show you how to quilt the holly leaves and the best ...

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December 1, 2020
Swirls & Curls Free Motion Quilting Stitch! 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we are kicking off our third annual 12 Makes of Christmas series! Each year we bring you 12 ideas of easy and fast projects you can complete this holiday season.

We’ve got some great content planned for you this year. We’re kicking it off with some free motion quilting designs perfect for holiday projects, a quilt design perfect for holiday scraps, three Christmas stocking designs, two mug rug designs and wrap it up with a three part series on making a jellyroll tree skirt!

First up is Swirls & Curls, a fabulous whimsical free motion quilting stencil that ...

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February 6, 2020
Video: How to Quilt the Love Border Design from Quilted Joy

It’s so much fun to add little personal touches to your quilts. In my latest video tutorial for APQS I shared how to use your own cursive handwriting to add a special message to your quilts!

The Love Border Design is perfect for the quilts you’re gifting to special loved ones! Watch the video below to see how I used my own handwriting to make a unique quilting design.

How to Quilt the Love Border Design

I promise you, you can’t mess this one up! All we’re doing for this sweet border design is “writing” the ...

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January 13, 2020
Easy Heart Meander Free Motion Quilting Design Perfect for Valentine’s Day Quilts from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’ve got about a month until Valentine’s Day and that means it is time to finish up all those red, white and pink quilts! We’ve got the perfect free motion quilting stitch for all your Valentine’s Day projects, the Sweetheart Meander.

This stencil and quilt design looks a lot more complicated than it actually is. When you break it down, it is essentially a series of curved swoops with lots of points for you to stop at and reassess where you are going next.

The all over design is great for Valentine’s or kids quilts ...

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January 8, 2020
Video: How to Quilt the Spiked Clover Border from Quilted Joy

I’ve got another free motion quilting video tutorial for you today! This video shows off a fun border design I call the Spiked Clover Border, and it might challenge your mind a little bit.

This design will have you practicing common shapes in different directions. Watch the video below to see how to quilt the spiked clover border.

How to Quilt the Spiked Clover Border

Doesn’t this design have a fun look to it? But it is a little more challenging than some of the other designs I’ve shared in the past. There are a few main ...

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October 22, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt Spaghetti Swirls from Quilted Joy

I’m not a big fan of the quilt police. There are so many rules in life, I don’t need to be constrained by rules in my quilting too. In my latest design video tutorial for APQS I’m throwing out the rule book to create a sashing design I’m calling Spaghetti Swirls.

The Spaghetti Swirls sashing design ignores one of the cardinal rules of machine quilting by crossing over the quilting lines. Watch the video below to see how to quilt spaghetti swirls.

How to Quilt Spaghetti Swirls

I don’t think it gets much easier than ...

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