The Butterfly-A FREE Machine Quilting Tutorial

Butterfly Machine Quilting TutorialGood Morning, Quilters!

Thank you all for helping me welcome Louis into the world!  I can’t wait to smell that baby smell and kiss those baby toes!

Today–by popular request–we have The Butterfly Machine Quilting Tutorial.

(A note about requests-I try to create tutorials that YOU ask for…sometimes the design pops right onto my sketchbook, for other designs, it takes a long time to get it right.  I’m currently working on a Train…but it’s not ready for prime time.  Please be patient.  If you have a request, let me know, I will try!)

Butterfly Machine Quilting Tutorial

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Begin by drawing a square.  Begin stitching a skinny oval in the center of the square.Butterfly Machine Quilting TutorialStitch two curly antennae–Butterfly Machine Quilting TutorialOn the left side, stitch a large petal shaped wing.  Before reaching the oval, stitch a counter clockwise loop.Butterfly Machine Quilting TutorialStitch a smaller lower wing, stitching near the side of the oval.Butterfly Machine Quilting TutorialStitch under the oval, closely echo stitching to the top of the oval on the right side.Butterfly Machine Quilting TutorialStitch a large right wing.Butterfly Machine Quilting TutorialStitch a loop and a smaller, lower wing.

Add a loop-de-loop to travel to the next Butterfly in the row.

Butterfly Machine Quilting Tutorial

This would be adorable on any little girl’s quilt,  or add a single Butterfly in with a group of flowers.  The Butterfly is like a basic recipe–change the proportions and shapes to create YOUR own version!

Doodle first!


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I will be away from my desk and my sewing machine for a few weeks so we’ll be mixing it up a bit.  Hold onto your pin cushions–there’s plenty of projects ahead!

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

Happy Stitching!


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