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.