Good Morning, Quilters!
Are YOU getting ready for the holidays? Do YOU make gifts for many people on YOUR list?
Time to get started…
Today we are going to “Spin the Dreidel” (free-motion-quilt-style.
THE DREIDEL-A FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin the dreidel by stitching the first part of the letter “M”.
Tilt the letter to the side so the top looks like it’s spinning at an angle.
Stitch the mirror image of the top two lines to create a parallelogram.
Next, stitch the handle of the dreidel by stitching into the center of the top, then straight up. Stitch a knob handle.
Stitch back into the center of the parallelogram, across to the corner and down to create the right side of the dreidel.
Stitch an angle line down. Stop here.
Stitch up to the top of the dreidel and back down again.
Stitch across to the starting point.. Then angle down to create the tip of the dreidel.
Finish the right side of the dreidel by stitching to the right corner and back down again ON the previous line of stitching.
Stitch a small circle.stopping at the edge of the tip.
Next, stitch semi-circles–encasing the tip, but never through the tip.
Stitch a line off to the side of the dreidel.
You may add a star by stitching a triangle. On the bottom line, double stitch less than half way across to begin the inverted triangle…
Completes the star.
Spin the Dreidel! It’s Hanukkah time!
For the entire FREE free motion quilt tutorial library with nearly 100 step-by-step tutorials you’ve come to the right place!
“I’m a little dreidel made out of clay,
Spin me around when you want to play.
When I fall down if you don’t win,
Just pick me up and spin again!
WE HAVE A BUSY WEEK
Wednesday–Build a Rock Sold Routing for Free Motion Quilting Series
Thursday-Free Motion Quilting Quick Tips
Friday-Open Line Questions and Answers. This week we’ll focus on battings.
Saturday-Seamstresses in Fine Art
NOTE-This tutorial was stitched on my domestic (Bernina) sewing machine, without a stitch regulator using Sulky 40wt Rayon on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin.
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