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December 3, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

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

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October 29, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Quick Holiday Quilt ProjectsAre you making quilts, banners, mug mats, and other projects for the...

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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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September 18, 2021
Trialing A Cloud Design from The Quilt Yarn

Working on my next panel...Have it cut to size and was preparing a backing in order to baste this up but then discovered that my backing had tiny holes right across the middle in regular intervals right across the length of the entire piece. Only bought this yesterday, so it had not been lying around here. Looks like there was a label attached or something and that may have just been ripped off the bolt. Was not impressed.

So had to find another piece, wash it and was left with some time on my hands.

Decided to trial a ...

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August 5, 2021
A Year of Stars with Natalia Bonner from The Quilt Yarn

How quick does the month go by...we had 1 week of lockdown in between which was somewhat unsettling. Had a few appointments booked in which all needed to be re-scheduled, however in the scheme of things not really a big deal (just felt like it when it happened). We have come out ok in the lockdown, unfortunately the same cannot be said for other parts of Australia.

I have lost the plot a bit in terms of this quiltalong as I already have finished the entire quilt (just need to attach the binding). Very hard to remember to post ...

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July 17, 2021
Art Quilts for Beginners - Ruler Quilt It!Yes, beginner free motion quilters can begin making these... from Living Water Quilter

Art Quilts for Beginners - Ruler Quilt It!Yes, beginner free motion quilters can begin making these...

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July 12, 2021
Celebration 2022 The Virginia Consortium of Quilters Celebration 2022 is April 28 - May 1, 2022 at... from Living Water Quilter

Celebration 2022 The Virginia Consortium of Quilters Celebration 2022 is April 28 - May 1, 2022 at...

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June 24, 2021
Quilt Con 2022 Here I ComeAre you going to Quilt Con 2022 in... from Living Water Quilter

Quilt Con 2022 Here I Come

Are you going to Quilt Con 2022 in Phoenix?  I hope so. Consider taking one of my ruler quilting classes to learn some ruler designing techniques.

I am honored to be a member the Quilt Con 2022 teaching faculty.  I am excited to have this opportunity to teach what I love, machine quilting on a domestic machine.


Ruler Quilting Designing Techniques

The classes, two 6-hour and two 3-hour classes will focus on modern ruler quilting designs and techniques.

Power Curves - Course Code DSMQ004

Curve it!  Curve quilting is, I think, the perfect complement to ...

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June 19, 2021
Harness the Power - Beginner Ruler Quilting Are you stalling?... from Living Water Quilter

Harness the Power - Beginner Ruler Quilting

Are you stalling? Have you put off learning how to ruler quilt on your home sewing machine?

I’m happy to share a NEW quilt panel designed for my POWER LINES beginner workshop!  In the workshop learn:

  • Machine setup
  • Basic techniques
  • Straight line and curve designs
  • Ruler quilting block inspiration
  • Exclusive Pre-print quilt panel

Learn and see more ruler workshop options on the Ruler Workshop page.


The workshop uses Westalee Designs 12-inch Arc ruler. Ruler pattern design sheets support live camera demonstrations.  Learn designs, practice and work on preprinted panels in class.

Or take ...

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June 13, 2021
3 Radiant Star Quilts, 3 Machine Quilting OptionsWe started... from Living Water Quilter

3 Radiant Star Quilts, 3 Machine Quilting Options

We started another 3 quilt machine quilting comparison series. This time we are looking at my Radiant Star quilt.

The first machine quilting option uses free-motion and ruler quilting to create a beautiful surface design. 


Watch the replay of Quilt Conversations LIVE! Episode 4  to learn how it was quilted with rulers to create space for  free motion quilting.

The second Radiant Star quilt is a patchwork of color.  This option looks at using the patchwork to contain free-motion quilting. This is perfect for practicing new quilting patterns.  

WATCH the replay ...

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May 22, 2021
Ruler Quilting Circles - A Few Design OptionsI love quilting... from Living Water Quilter

Ruler Quilting Circles - A Few Design Options

I love quilting circles.

In the latest episode of Quilt Conversations LIVE! we talk about circles as design and function in quilts.

Are you looking for new quilting design options for your projects? Have you considered circles? If not, you should. Watch Episode 15 to learn the design potential of circles.

The LIVE! episode is now available as a replay. Learn and see the progress of quilting designs from small quilt projects like table runners to large quilts.


Large or small, circles are easy to stitch with acrylic rulers. I use Westalee Design ...

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May 6, 2021
Machine Quilting a MedallionA simple 9-patch comes alive with a... from Living Water Quilter

Machine Quilting a Medallion

A simple 9-patch comes alive with a medallion of circles, feathers and free-motion quilting.

It may look complicated, but it’s not.  Do you want to know how it was quilted?

In the last episode of Quilt Conversations LIVE! We talked about the process of quilting to showcase a medallion.

Watch and learn some tips and techniques

The episode includes detailed photos, the step-by-step process and more. Watch  Quilt Conversations LIVE! episode 12


Westalee Design rulers - 12-inch Arc, Circles on Quilts and  Spin e Fex Feather are the featured ruler templates in the design.


I ...

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April 19, 2021
Let's Stitch A Figurative Quilt - An Online Class with Natalia Bonner from Piece N Quilt

Expand your quilting library by quilting through the possibilities in this fun new class. Improve your machine quilting skills and grow your confidence with free-motion quilting. You'll create 16 hexagon designs, 10 angled stripes, 4 traditional quilt blocks, 3 new border designs and play around with a fun new background filler. This is the perfect quilt to show off your diverse quilting abilities.

  • Clear step-by-step videos take the mystery out of free-motion quilting and ruler quilting
  • Learn how to quilt blocks, borders and specialty designs
  • Feathers, ruler work, free-motion quilting and more!

This hands-on class contains nine lessons:
Lesson ...

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March 27, 2021
New Quilt DesignLove of Quilting May June 2021 issue features my... from Living Water Quilter

New Quilt Design

Love of Quilting May June 2021 issue features my new quilt, Lazy River!

Get a copy at Fat Quarter Shop.  The pattern is beginner friendly.

Love the colors? It’s made with Free Spirit  Kaffe Fassett Collective Fabrics. Some my favorites are  OMBRE LEAVES, MAD PLAID and SHOT COTTONS.

NOTE: Free Spirit provided the fabrics for this project.


It is quilted with  Westalee Design Spin-e-Fex Snowflake templateThe template series has several shapes. This quilt features the circle.


Check out my video on how to quilt the design featured in the quilt.

Bonus! Join me LIVE Friday ...

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February 22, 2021
Join The Quilt Conversation!LIVE!  Weekly conversations about... from Living Water Quilter

Join The Quilt Conversation!

LIVE!  Weekly conversations about quilting are happening on Living Water Quilter’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The first Quilt Conversation Episode 1 was a couple of week ago. Now, it’s available  to watch on YouTube. 

Each conversation includes machine quilting tips, Q&A, and fun surprises.

Join us EVERY Friday at 7pm (EST)

Watch Quilt Conversations Episode 2   and learn about an easy smartphone app to help with sewing machine needles.

SUBSCRIBE to the Living Water YouTube channel and get notifications so you don’t miss out on machine  quilting tutorials and Quilt Conversations ...

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February 8, 2021
Machine Quilting a Faux Lace Border from Piece N Quilt

I love quilting borders. 
Today over on YouTube I'm walking you through my process of custom machine quilting a fun little border.

Still looking for more border inspiration? Well, look no further. 

The sky is the limit when it comes to machine quilting, and borders should be no different. In this fun online class Natalia Bonner will teach you step-by-step how to machine quilt 10 new border designs with 9 bonus variations. Natalia will teach you ruler quilting and free-motion quilting. So grab a few rulers, get your companion workbooks and register now because this class is going to ...

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August 10, 2020
Machine Quilting on the Janome 1600P from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I have two fun videos to share with you today on machine quilting on the Janome 1600P. This high speed, straight stitch machine is quickly becoming my favorite for free motion quilting and ruler quilting because it’s so fast and makes such a perfect stitch!

Janome Convertible Darning FootClick Here to learn more about the Janome 1600P. Remember, this home machine has minimal features so it doesn’t have decorative stitches or fancy gizmos. Instead it has speed and precision – exactly what you need for machine quilting!

Click Here to find the Convertible Darning Foot. This is my favorite foot for free ...

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July 9, 2020
New Living Water Quilter Videos  I am excited to share I am... from Living Water Quilter

New Living Water Quilter Videos

  I am excited to share I am finally making time to record  free-motion and ruler quilting video demos.  I hope they will be a source of inspiration and you will find designs you can use to finish your quilt projects.

The videos live on Living Water Quilter’s YouTube channel.  Please visit the channel and subscribe. Then watch, like and comment on your favorite designs.

BONUS: In every video description box there is a list of quilting and sewing tools used in the video and links where to find more information and where to purchase ...

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July 6, 2020
Process Stuff from The Quilt Yarn

I re-did my practice sample of  the Lily Line 3 ruler that I recently acquired from Bethanne Nemesh Lily Line series.

Came out much better second time around.

Still cannot tell you exactly how I shifted the ruler over to achieve the echo...a bit hard to describe. You carefully shift the ruler over to hit the stitching line while at the same time keeping the ruler against the sewing foot. A lot of looking and checking how you will stitch the echo and I was very surprised that it worked effortlessly the next time and looked identical. Then I ...

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9 Patchalong with Natalia Bonner from Piece N Quilt

Let's get stitching!

Beginning September 1st, 2020!

Every Tuesday and Thursday we'll release a fun, new YouTube video tutorial for a total of 9 lessons.

These video lessons are free! Anyone with the ability to machine quilt using machine quilting rulers can join! The products listed below are optional companions to the 9 Patchalong.

What will you need?
Something to quilt on, Natalia will be quilting all of her designs on a custom 9 Patchalong panel, you can purchase a panel from Honest Fabric. Natalia will be stitching on the 51"x60" size in the Fall Foliage colorway ...

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