The Spring Sampler–The Double Loop Vine

Spring Sampler Double Loop VineGood Morning, Quilters!

How are YOUR Spring Samplers coming along?

Do you have any questions?

Last week I received a few questions on stabilization…I will discuss my method more on Friday–and we will open it up to “Open Line Friday”–Would love to hear YOUR tips and techniques…


Today we will add the Double Loop Vine motif to the  two plain borders on either side of the center.  (The rows that are not pieced half square triangles.)

The Double Loop Vine is a modern motif and can be used in place of traditional feathers in any quilt border.  It is easier than Feathers too!

Double Loop Vine, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

(Find the Double Loop Vine on page 74 of Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 HERE  and online HERE)


Begin by drawing a shallow wavy line along the border.

(I prefer chalk for marking.)

Spring Sampler Double Loop VineBegin stitching along the drawn wavy line.  Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

Add a loop.  Stop with the needle down.

Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

Reverse direction and add a small inner loop.

Stitch along the drawn line again.

Spring Sampler Double Loop VineContinue adding double loops and stitching along the drawn line:

Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine
Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

At the end of the row, stitch back from right to left…adding double loops.  Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine


Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine
Leave a small space between the rows to create a double line in between the leaves.Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

Complete the first row. Knot off and begin the second border of The Double Loop vine.

Beautiful!  Beautiful!

Happy, Happy Stitching Stitching,


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17 thoughts on “The Spring Sampler–The Double Loop Vine

  1. This may be my favorite motif yet! Simple but so impressive.
    Thank you, Lori for showing us so many wonderful ways to quilt our quilts.

  2. Pretty…. and I think versatile..too. I can see a somewhat larger one around the border
    of a baby quilt for a girl..Can you see pink/fuschia sparkly thread on mint green fabric? Husband says if I had a nightmare, it wouldn’t be scary because the monster would be pink or aqua or lavender ! Lori, your work always sparks ideas for me adding to the original purpose.

  3. Hi Lori, I have a question for you- I’ve been practicing my machine quilting and still have trouble with the stitch size (too short or too long). I have a Bernina 150 QE that I love but I’m wondering if I should invest in maybe an 820 or any with a larger harp. I love my 150 but could get another as long as it’s used.
    I noticed in your Craftsy class that you have the machine I’d like-not sure which one you have but it definitely has a larger harp.
    Any suggestions? Thanks

    • Hi Sue,
      First, I assume you realize stitch size is a function of how fast you move your quilt relative to stitching speed. So the machine’s harp size will not effect this–except that you will be able to move the quilt easier.
      If you already have a machine you love–your 150 (I have that machine and LOVE it, too!) I would definitely consider the sit-down long arm–the Q20–it comes with a cabinet and doesn’t take up more space than a sewing cabinet. I currently sew on a B770QE which I love too! It has a larger harp space. You may contact me directly if you have any more questions–

  4. Lori: Thank You so much for your inspiration and direction!! You make it seem easy with your step by step instructions. I will give it a try and see how even I can make my loops. Appreciate!!

  5. Lori, why do you change directions for the inner loop? just wondering, it seems (to this beginner) that continuing the loop in the same direction would be “better” for flow. Love your tutorials, the time you put into the pictures really shows.

    • The second loop is inside the first loop. So you have to reverse. I will doodle it again to double check.

      • Perhaps continuing the flowing, circular motion (for us older folks think “Palmer Method” exercises) would cause excess thread build-up at the base of the leaves where they meet the vine? By reversing the direction of the circles there is virtually no stitching on the top of previous stitches. ???

  6. Looking forward to adding this to my project! Hopefully will have time tomorrow! Thanks so much.

  7. Thank you! I will definitely use this one! Can you discuss what you mean, or what your procedure is for ‘knot off’? I’m quite sure I’m not doing this correctly.

  8. Love this one! It worked beautifully on my sampler. So happy. I’ll definitely be using this one again!

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