A Beginner’s Guide To Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting

So you’ve just created your gorgeous quilt top, and you can’t wait to try it out, but first, you have to quilt it. 

When trying to decide how to quilt your quilt, it can be a little overwhelming with all the different types of stitching. Plus, there’s the option to send it out to a longarm quilter as well. 

I personally love to do my own quilting, as it just adds that extra personal touch and handmade feel to my projects. In this tutorial, I am going to show you the following:

  •  How to free motion quilt (FMQ) (also sometimes referred to as freestyle quilting).
  •  A popular style of FMQ
  • Tips and tricks to help you practice FMQ.

What Is Free Motion Quilting? 

Before we jump right into the tutorial, I want to go over two of the biggest questions that come up when talking about FMQ.

What is free motion quilting?

Free motion quilting is a quilting style that you do with your home sewing machine.

As the name implies, you use “free motion” to create designs with your stitches. 

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Learn To Make A Hexagon Quilt With This Easy Tutorial

How to Make a Hexagon Quilt

I am super excited to share this hexagon quilt tutorial with you all today.

The hexagon quilt pattern is one of my all-time favorite “one patch” designs, which simply means one type of patch is used to create the entire quilt top.

In this tutorial, I will show you the more traditional method to sew hexagon blocks together.

This method is called the “Y seam” method.

My goal for this tutorial is for you to make an easy hexagon quilt after learning these steps.

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Super Simple Quilt As You Go Table Runner Tutorial

Quilt As You Go Table Runner

As the season changes or during a specific holiday, isn’t it fun to decorate your home with beautiful new decor?

What is something that can immediately change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or living room? A table runner! 

A quilted table runner can instantly transform your chosen room from winter to spring and can be the focal point and inspiration for the rest of your room decor.

In this post, I’m going to show you a simple Quilt As You Go (QAYG) table runner tutorial that will inspire you to make your own for every season and holiday!

Supplies You Will Need For a Quilted Table Runner

Before I jump into the actual tutorial, I want to go over a few things so the project won’t get confusing.

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A Super Simple Flying Geese Quilt Tutorial

Flying Geese Quilt

If you’ve done any kind of search for quilt patterns or quilt inspiration, chances are you have seen the versatile, beautiful flying geese quilt pattern. 

The flying geese block is such a great block since it is quick to construct, fun to make, and you can use it in a variety of ways.

It can work as a border or use it repeatedly to make a complete quilt top.

It definitely needs to be a staple in any quilter’s block catalog.

Today, I will go over some interesting facts about the flying geese block and give you a quick, simple flying geese tutorial.

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How To Applique A Quilt: A Simple Tutorial

Applique Quilt

Have you ever considered doing an applique quilt, but you’re not quite sure how to begin?

Or maybe you think you need some “next level skills” to create applique pieces. 

Say no more because, in this post, I will tell you all about applique and how to execute it.

My goal is to give you the tools and confidence to make beautiful applique pieces for your next quilt project.

What is Applique Quilting?

So, what exactly is applique quilting?

Applique will be a piece of fabric cut into the desired shape, whether it is hearts, letters, animals, or other designs that you then apply to your quilt top. The possibilities are, literally, endless when it comes to applique. It’s one of my favorite techniques to use to embellish or personalize a quilt.

Applique is a great option if you want a complex shape on a quilt top. For example, the quilt that I will be making for this tutorial has a deer silhouette applique. 

Trying to create that using patchwork or even paper piecing would have been difficult, and I wouldn’t get those beautiful curves and precise points for the antlers. But with applique, I was able to draw the silhouette by hand and create the perfect shape and size for this large centerpiece. More on that later.

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An Easy Guide to Making a Stunning Star Quilt

Star Quilt

One of the most traditional and recognizable patterns for quilts is a star quilt. Star quilt blocks can have various designs but will always have those beautiful, crisp points to let you know that it is a star. 

If you were to search online for a quilted star pattern, you may be bombarded with a vast selection and not know quite where to begin.

But have no fear — I’m going to break down some of the most popular star quilt patterns for you and also give you a quick star quilt tutorial.

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