Row Houses-A Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday held on Thursday…I am a little late this week…Today we are building houses…Row Houses.  

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

In no time at all we will have a village!

Draw three lines, one inch apart.  This is a “two-pass” pattern.  The first “pass” will be the bottom of the house, and the second “pass” will be the roof.

Starting on the bottom line, stitch The Greek Key (find that tutorial HERE)  Leave a space between each “key”.

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

The second “pass” begins just above the bottom rail.  Stitch next to the “key” and then angle up to the top drawn line to create the first half of the roof. Next stitch down at an angle, stopping just before the drawn line.  Stitch a few stitches to the left…

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

Stitch the second triangle roof…

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

Next, stitch toward the center and create the third triangle.

Now you have finished the roof lines.  From here stitch out from the triangle and then down next to your first house into the space between the houses.

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

You are now ready to start the second roof line.

You might try a little variation:

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

Try adding a chimney…

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

…and some smoke and perhaps a set of stairs…

Free Motion Quilting, Houses, Tutorial

In an upcoming tutorial we will move into a Mansion with doors, windows, shutters, gardens…

I just LOVE Housework, don’t you?

13 thoughts on “Row Houses-A Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

  1. You and your blog, tutorials, photos, and more, are the” best of the best” that I have ever encountered! Everyday, I check what you are creating. Thank you so much for sharing your talents, knowledge and creative self with all of us!!!

  2. I just found your blog and I am in love with all your tutorials on FMQ. I have started practicing just in a sketchbook today but i am going to practice on quilt sandwiches this afternoon.

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  6. Any questions??? Here is the big one – can I EVER get pretty good at this? I know, practice, practice, practice, but it’s frustrating to look at a patterns and know that one is out of reach. Love your posts!!!!!

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