The Cute as a Button Machine Quilting Tutorial

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

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CUTE AS A BUTTON QUILT TUTORIAL

The Button – We won’t say  it’s “advanced”–

Let’s just say, “it’s an opportunity to slow-down”…

You probably won’t want to cover a whole quilt in Buttons…however, it does look great in small quantities!

Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

To create a row of Buttons, begin by drawing two parallel lines of any width.  In the sample below, the lines are one inch apart.

Begin sewing in between the two rows.  Stitch a clockwise circle, leaving a slight gap…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Echo stitch, counter-clockwise…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Stitch a small circle–1-1/2 revolutions-then stitch a small “dash”…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Add another small circle…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Retrace the “dash” to the center, add another dash and small circle…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Retrace, then add a final dash and a circle…

Then stitch out of the Button to begin another…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

You can make this easier by adding just one set of “holes” or by stitching and “X” in the center.

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Either way…It’s CUTE AS A BUTTON!

Happy (Button) Stitching,

Lori

PS…This tutorial was stitched on Robert Kaufman, Kona cotton with Sulky 40wt Rayon on top and Aurifil Cotton 50 wt in the bobbin using a Topstitch 90 needle on my BERNINA 770QE (LOVE!) without a stitch regulator.

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

7 thoughts on “The Cute as a Button Machine Quilting Tutorial

  1. I love buttons and love this motif… It will look great filling up a little jar quilt! I can hardly wait to try it ! I’ve stared at my grandma’s button jar contemplating this for a while! Thanks for getting the design on fabric!
    Congrats on your second craftsy class! I love the first one and love that you can watch them over and over and pause and continue.. So user friendly!

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