Meander No More–The BERNINA Blog Tour


Good Morning, Quilters!

If YOU are joining us from The BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour–Meander No More!  YOU are in the right place!  WELCOME!!

Welcome to The Inbox Jaunt!  My name is Lori Kennedy and I will be your tour guide for this portion of the journey.  My motto is:

 Meander no More!

I LOVE to machine quilt on a domestic sewing machine–I have five BERNINAs, but my current favorite is my BERNINA 770QE.

The only thing I like more than quilting…(and walking Hawaiian beaches) is convincing others that:

Machine  Quilting is Fun and Easy!


Over 100 Quilting Motifs with Personality HERE–(we never stipple or meander here)

Click on the photos below to take you to the full tutorial.

Flowers, Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy


Machine Quilting is EASY when you break it down,  step-by-step:

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

We add more step-by-step tutorials EVERY WEEK —“The Tuesday Tutorial”.  


There has been a lot of excitement at The Inbox Jaunt lately, because a collection of the Tuesday Tutorials (along with Skill Building Exercises and more) was just published by Martingale!


You can receive autographed copies from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon HERE (available in Print and Kindle!)


Thank you to Terry S for the fabulous review on Amazon!


There’s more to The Inbox Jaunt than the Tuesday Tutorials:

Silent Sundays

Water Lilies, Photography

Quick Tip Mondays

Aurifil Cotton Thread, Lori Kennedy, FMQ


Work in Progress Wednesdays

The Nutcracker, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Doodle Thursdays

Quilt Doodles

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Open Line Fridays

Seamstresses in Fine Arts SaturdaysGeraniums, Childe Hassam

(We get the days mixed up sometimes….)

We would LOVE to have YOU join us!

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Quilting (including machine quilting) should be FUN!

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting


Quick!  Both of my Craftsy classes are on sale until April 15th!

(Click on photo–discount applied at check out)

Craftsy Title Card

Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy


Be sure to check out my column in American Quilter Magazine–glossy tutorials in every issue!

American Quilter Magazine



Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Thank YOU for joining us today…


Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

There’s more inspiration on the tour today:

Annie Smith
Kari Karr
Catherine Redford

And we hope YOU will join us tomorrow and EVERY DAY here at The Inbox Jaunt where:

“A quilt without personality is just a blanket!”

Enjoy your quilting journey!


PS…Thank you to Teri Lucas at Terifications  for organizing this blog tour. Teri Lucas is an AMAZING Machine Quilter–and someone YOU should know!

PS…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.

How to Use those Practice Pieces

Lori Kennedy Machine Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

Practice! Practice! Practice!

You “hear” me say it all the time…I write it all the time and I hope you hear me–

“YOU can do this!…It just takes practice!”  

Then I tell you–practice on fabric you love-because subconsciously your work will be better….

Now what do you do with all those beautiful quilt sandwiches on pretty fabric?

Last week I recommended creating The Big Practice Sandwich HERE

And several of YOU recommended making zipper pouches.

Reader, Colleen Lang sent photos of her practice sandwich zipper pouches.


Colleen Lang, Zipper Pouch

I was inspired!
Colleen Lang, Zipper Pouch

Over the weekend, when I should have been dusting…

I pulled out some quilt sandwiches and Zippers I purchased from Craftsy

I did a quick Google search for “zipper pouches”–there are hundreds…

Lori Kennedy Quilting, Tula Pink Scissors


In one short morning, I completed three zipper bags….

Next time, I plan to try a boxy version from BERNINA’s We All Sew HERE

Speaking of BERNINA….

Lori Kennedy, Zipper Pouch


Check out these fabulous BERNINA Ambassadors:

Sandy Fitzpatrick Machine Applique, Machine Quilting
Beth Ferrier Machine Applique, Piecing
Cheryl Sleboda Heirloom Sewing Techniques, Technology in Quilting

Lori Kennedy, Zipper Pouch

I know YOU will be inspired…

And you’ll probably end up with more practice pieces!

Happy Stitching!


PS…All information, tutorials and images (except where noted) 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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