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June 1, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt the Lazy Daisy Border from Quilted Joy

Who doesn’t love a sweet daisy design? They’re super easy to quilt and they look so cute! In my latest video tutorial for APQS I’m showing you how to quilt the Lazy Daisy border design. Take a look at the video below.

Sweet, easy, and cute! The Lazy Daisy is a great free motion design for a beginner because it only has a few elements. Start with a curl, and be sure to give that curl a nice puffy head. As you come out of the curl, start quilting petals around it. The number of petals is ...

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April 20, 2019
Learn How to Free Motion Quilt on a Longarm in My Upcoming Class from Quilted Joy

Love quilting with a longarm machine? Are pantographs your jam, but you’re ready to branch out a little? Sometimes the hardest part is just knowing where to start! Learn the basics of free motion quilting on a longarm machine during my Breaking into Free Motion class!

Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

In this class we’ll spend a relaxing afternoon quilting on the longarm machines. You will learn the building blocks of free motion quilting. And I promise you already know all of these shapes by heart. Because free motion quilting is just doodling with needle and ...

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March 11, 2019
Easy Wild Swirls! How to Quilt an All-Over Free Motion Quilting Design from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Wild Swirls is a great skill builder stencil. It is a combination of swirls and swoops that is perfect to try once you feel like you have the basic swirl down and want to try something fancier.

Its organic shape can look like fire on a hot orange, yellow or red quilt, or like leaves on a floral quilt. And its beautiful design is pretty enough to stand out on its own in negative space on your quilt, or to create fabulous texture as an all over design on a busy quilt.

Check out today’s video to see how ...

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November 9, 2018
Learn the Basics of Free Motion Quilting from Quilted Joy

Love quilting with a longarm machine? Are pantographs your jam, but you’re ready to branch out a little? Sometimes the hardest part is just knowing where to start! Learn the basics of free motion quilting on a longarm machine during my Breaking into Free Motion class!

Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

In this class we’ll spend a relaxing afternoon quilting on the longarm machines. You will learn the building blocks of free motion quilting. And I promise you already know all of these shapes by heart. Because free motion quilting is just doodling with needle and ...

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October 27, 2018
How to Quilt Twin Tulips – Video Tutorial from Quilted Joy

Are you ready for a new longarm quilting video tutorial? You may remember the last video showing how to quilt the Daffodils design (if you need a refresher, click here to watch the video again). My newest design, called Twin Tulips, is a variation of those simple elements. Check out the video below.

In the video, I was quilting inside a 2 inch sashing space. Within that space, I used my mechanical chalk pencil to add lines every 2 inches. This created a series of 2 inch squares within the sashing. I like adding these registration marks to keep my ...

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August 11, 2018
Video Tutorial: Daffodils Quilting Design from Quilted Joy

If you’re looking for a sweet floral design for your next baby quilt, you’ll love the Daffodils quilting design! In my latest video tutorial for APQS I’ll walk you through the steps to quilt this adorable little design.

I quilted my daffodils in a 2 inch border or sashing space. If you’re quilting this in a border or sashing, I highly recommend grabbing your favorite chalk pencil and marking a line every few inches. In the video I added a line every two inches so that I created little two inch blocks. I like marking these ...

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July 30, 2018
What to Make with July's Quilty Box! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's Quilty Box time! A beautiful printed fabric panel arrived with this month's Quilty Box and I decided to use it as an excuse to play with many free motion quilting designs. See what I made from this pretty fabric in this new tutorial:


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This fabric was perfect for practicing free motion quilting because it had a lot of nice background space and many unique shapes to quilt around. You might be wondering if it's necessary to quilt THAT densely ...

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June 20, 2018
Video Tutorial: Daisy Love from Quilted Joy

In my last video tutorial I showed you how to quilt the Daisy Brambles design. In this video tutorial we’re going to start with that same daisy motif and add a sweet heart to it. This design is so romantic and delicate, I think it would look perfect on a wedding quilt or a baby quilt. Depending on how large your daisies and hearts are, it will also quilt really quickly too! Take a look at the Daisy Love video below and give it a try!

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April 15, 2018
Video Tutorial: Decorative Beadboard from Quilted Joy

In my last video tutorial for APQS I showed you how to quilt beadboard or piano keys in your borders. Now that you’ve had time to practice adding those to your quilts it’s time to dress them up a bit! In this video tutorial I show you three different ways to decorate your beadboard border designs. Watch the video below and let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!

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February 17, 2018
Video Tutorial: Beadboard from Quilted Joy

For my latest video tutorial I thought I’d share how to quilt one of my go-to border designs – Beadboard! If you haven’t already tried beadboard or piano keys I highly recommend you give it a try. It’s super easy to quilt and it looks so nice. You’ll also get to see how I use a ruler. Never forget the first rules of ruler work: always use your ruler base and a ruler foot. For APQS machines, the ruler foot is that high profile, closed toe foot that came with your machine. Of course, you don’t ...

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February 11, 2018
We’ve Got Some Exciting Classes Coming Your Way! from Quilted Joy

I have been hard at work putting together my spring schedule of classes and I’m so excited for everything we have coming up! We’ve got everything from piecing techniques to machine quilting on the stand ups AND the sit down domestic machines. So are you ready to learn a lot this spring? Take a look at all of the amazing classes we have on our jam-packed schedule this spring.

Take a (P)Fantastic Adventure in Machine Quilting with Claudia Pfeil

Claudia Pfeil Longarm Machine Quilter

The workshop I’m most looking forward to is Claudia Pfeil’s (P)Fantastic Adventure. You may not ...

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January 6, 2018
Upcoming Hands on Class: Break into Freemotion Quilting! from Quilted Joy

In February I’ll be teaching my hands on Breaking into Freemotion on the Longarm Class and I’d love for you to join me!

I designed this class with my wonderful longarm renters in mind. These folks have experience quilting with pantographs and design boards on the longarms here in the shop, but they’ve never taken the leap to the front of the machine. We’ll spend a few hours practicing easy free motion quilting designs starting from a worksheet of designs to practice on paper. Then you and a partner will move to the machines and practice ...

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