Free Motion Quilting-Quick Tip

FMQ, LKennedy, Flower

Happy Monday, Quilters! Today, a Free Motion Quilting Quick Tip DON’T ROTATE YOUR QUILT Try this little experiment… Begin with a small quilt sandwich. Choose your favorite motif. (The motif above is The Easiest Flower Ever.) Place the quilt sandwich … Continue reading

Beginner Loops- A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Beginners Loops, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

First of all, I’d like to THANK YOU-all those who voted for The Inbox Jaunt as Best Overall Quilt Blog HERE and for all your very kind words of support.  I was delighted to hear that so many of you have found the blog and the tutorials helpful and inspiring!  Means my time and effort have been worthwhile.  Again, Thank you.

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BEGINNER LOOPS FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

I would like to start by emphasizing–Quilting does not have to be complicated to be beautiful!

Simple patterns like Loops can be very pretty.  If you’re a beginner, find a motif that is easy for you to so ensure success.  AND don’t avoid free motion quilting because it looks complicated.  YOU can do this!

Today’s motif is a simple pattern.  Stitch it horizontally–it is just like writing the lower case letter “l” in cursive.

Draw two lines one inch apart.  Stitch simple loops. Stitch with the lines horizontally or vertically-which ever is easier.

Beginners Loops, Free Motion QuiltingStitch another row with the loops facing the opposite direction.  Isn’t this a beautiful motif?!  It would make a lovely border.

Beginners Loops, Free Motion QuiltingOr draw the first two lines 1 inch apart and add a third line 1/2 inch to the right.

Stitch the first set of loops and then interlock the second row of loops.

Beginners Loops, Free Motion QuiltingAdd echo stitching with a loop…Fabulous!

Beginners Loops, Free Motion Quilting

Beginners Loops, Free Motion QuiltingKeep it SIMPLE and YOU’ve got it made!

Simply stitching,

Lori

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, share or Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

PPS.  This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 820 on Kona cotton with Sulky 30wt Rayon on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin.

Quilt-a-Doodle

Doodle.FMQGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

I hope you are making good progress with your doodles!?

I just wanted to pop in and show you that doodles can become quilts…

Doodle.FMQIt’s even more fun to stitch Messy Spirals than it is to doodle them!

Doodle.FMQDon’t feel any pressure to stitch YOUR doodles–that might inhibit your creative process…on the other hand if the mood strikes–QUILT-A-DOODLE!

Lori

PS…This Quilt-a-Doodle was stitched with Superior’s Magnifico, trilobal polyester on top and Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin on my Bernina 820 (a domestic sewing machine) on Warm and Natural batting, Kaufman Kona 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, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!