Good Morning, Quilters!
In keeping with my new challenge to put an X in my exercise calendar every day, I offer today’s machine quilting tutorial--X Marks the Spot.
This is an easy grid motif. Once the marking is complete, the stitching is a breeze!
THE X MARKS THE SPOT-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing two parallel lines. Add perpendicular lines to create squares. (I use the white Fons and Porter Ceramic Pencil)
More on Marking Tools coming soon!
Begin stitching in any corner.
Stitch a wide “V”.
Closely echo stitch to the center.
Stitch to the next corner.
Closely echo stitch back to the center and out to the next corner.
NOTE-leave a gap in the center of the block where all the stitching lines converge.
Finish the final side of the X and then stitch along the left drawn line to begin the next motif.
Once the entire row of Xs are complete, stitch the right side line.
Combine small and large Xs to create really unique patterns.
Doodle first so you can cross that off your list…
And then get a little exercise…a walk today? yoga? swimming? #movemore #losethosefatquarters!
Hope there’s a little pep in your step and spring in your stitches today!
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