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February 11, 2019
Easiest Feather EVER! How to quilt an overall feather swirl combo from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Feathers are one of the most intimidating free motion quilting designs to master and for years I tried and failed to quilt them. That is until I found the Interlocking El Dorado #50003 stencil from Full Line Stencil.

This stencil is the perfect combination of feathers and swirls so you can start off with an easy to master swirl, then quilt a few feathers, and then go back to the swirl. The combination, plus having clear lines to follow, meant I was able quilt feathers for the very first time!

Check out the video and then give it a try ...

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December 17, 2018
Make Custom Quilting and Sewing Stencils from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

I recently had the opportunity to take a class from a certified HandiQuilter instructor, Mary. It was an outstanding class. In the class she mentioned making our own custom stencils for longarm...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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August 13, 2018
Free Motion Quilting with Stencils video tutorial! Master the stipple and leaf meander from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

When you start free motion quilting, you are told to just do an all over meander, keep everything curvy and don’t overlap your lines. It sounds easy to someone who has been quilting for a while. But to a true beginner, that can be very intimidating.

You have to learn how to create smooth even curves, pointy points and move around the quilt top with an even quilting density without backing yourself into a corner all while keeping your stitches small, but not too small with a consistent stitch width. That’s a lot to handle if you’ve ...

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