The Anchor-A Free Motion (or Long Arm) Quilt Tutorial

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In Lesson Three, I discuss dividing quilts into Horizontal Compositions and I stitch a little “Boat Scene” with the video version of The Wave, The Sailboat and The Sun.

Today’s tutorial, The Anchor, is a great motif to add to YOUR boat scene!  (Don’t forget to post YOUR photos on the Craftsy platform after Lesson Three!)

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Anchor FMQTHE ANCHOR-A FREE MOTION OR LONG ARM QUILT TUTORIALAnchor.LKennedy.FMQ002Begin by drawing three lines or “rails”  equidistant apart.  In the sample below the lines are 3/4 inch apart.

Begin stitching between the lower rail and the middle rail.  Stitch down at an angle to the bottom rail, then stitch a straight line, ending just below the top “rail”.Anchor.LKennedy.FMQ003Stitch a small circle on top of the vertically stitched line.Anchor.LKennedy.FMQ004 Stitch down a few stitches right on top of the vertical line.  Stitch to the left a few stitches  then back to the vertical line, then stitch to the right a few stitches and back to the vertical line.Anchor.LKennedy.FMQ005 Stitch on top of the previous line of vertical stitching to the bottom rail, then stitch up at angle mirroring the left side of the anchor.  This completes the first anchor.

Anchor.LKennedy.FMQ006Stitch down to the bottom rail to begin the next Anchor in the row.
Anchor.LKennedy.FMQ007Anchors Aweigh!
Anchor Free Motion quitlingBecause this motif is primarily linear, it complements the curvy lines of the other motifs.

Wouldn’t it be make a gorgeous border motif?

Doodle it a few times then set anchor on your next quilt!

Smooth sailing (and smooth, happy stitching!)


PS….This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770QE -domestic sewing machine- with the fabulous feature that cuts the bobbin and top thread with just a press of a button–amazing!

Thread:  Aurifil 50wt cotton in the bobbin, Sulky 40 wt Rayon on top.

Fabric:  Kona cotton

Batting:  Warm and Natural cotton

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  Thanks!


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