Good morning, Quilters and welcome back to another Tuesday Tutorial–your source for FREE—Free Motion Quilt Tutorials and Motifs! I would like to start by saying “Thank You” to all of you for your overwhelming response to my announcement that I will be writing a featured column in American Quilter magazine–(on newsstands very soon!). (Read more HERE)…Your notes of encouragement are greatly appreciated! It is thrilling to see the tutorials in print, and I think you will like the new projects demonstrated in the magazine…
THE PRETTY BOW TUTORIAL
Today, we are working on a charming motif for your next quilt. It can be stitched in rows, or as a single motif. With a little doodling, I’m sure we could turn this motif into an all over fill pattern to replace (the dreaded) stippling–As you know, I can’t stipple…
Begin by drawing three “rails”, equidistant apart–just to keep things tidy. In the samples below, the “rails” are 3/4″ apart.
Begin stitching on the middle rail and stitch a horizontal loop to the left.
Next, stitch a horizontal loop to the right.
Next, stitch a larger horizontal loop around the first loop.
And repeat to the right.
To create the ribbon- drop down and stitch a line with a curl.
Stitch around this line and back up to the bow.
Stitch the right ribbon by angling to the right and stitching a curl.
Stitch around the right curl and back to the center. Stitch along the middle rail in a straight line to begin the next Pretty Bow!
This little bow would look great on any girl’s quilt, a set of pillowcases, a present for Mother’s Day….
Where will YOU stitch The Pretty Bow?
I’d love to hear (and see!)
PS…This sample was stitched with Robison Anton rayon thread on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread in the bobbin on my Bernina 820 (extra wide harp space and really big bobbin) without a stitch regulator–using a Schmetz #90 Topstitch needle.
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