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5 things you need to know about thread when free motion quilting

Today, it's all about the 5 things you need to know about thread when free motion quilting. I'm going to use ...
Closed Free Motion Spring Foot Item #: 413385645

6 tips to set up the sewing machine for free motion quilting

Welcome back! This week is going to be all about free motion quilting. To some quilters, free motion is similar ...
This easy-breezy bucket bag is almost complete. Time to finish up and answer the call of the open road.

Finishing the Quilted Bucket Bag

Finishing the Quilted Bucket Bag This week on QUILTsocial, we've been making an easy breezy bucket bag to tote around ...
The cord channel pieces should butt right up to the side seams.

Fabric Yoyos and Cord Channels

Our easy, breezy quilted bucket bag is almost ready for some fun road trips, but we're going to need to ...
Finish the bag bottom by zigzagging the fabrics together.

Sewing the Quilted Bucket Bag Together

Let's continue our summer adventure by sewing the quilted bucket bag together. Speaking of adventures, wasn't that FMQ adventure fun? ...
Try this thread for free motion quilting. It has a lovely shimmer that enhances, not overwhelms, the meandering nature of FMQ.

The Quilted Bucket Bag

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, we got our own colorway by using Dylon fabric dye to create the perfect canvas color for ...
This easy-breezy bucket bag is perfect for summer fun and road trips! (Please enjoy responsibly.)

Dying a Quilted Bucket Bag with Dylon

I like bucket bags. They seem to encourage one to toss things in, slap on the shades, and head off ...
By pushing the quilt UP, I still have 10 inches of space to the right of the needle

Machine quilting

Today I'm going to talk about free motion machine quilting on the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby Royale. Free motion quilting ...
Free motion shapes

Free Motion Quilting Motifs

Now that the PFAFF Creative 4.5 sewing machine is all ready to go with the sensormatic foot in situ and ...
Sensormatic free motion foot on machine

Free Motion Quilting is like Doodling

Did you sit and doodle with pen and paper as a kid? In a way, free motion quilting is like ...
Well-lit workspace

My Top 10 Features Of The Pfaff Ambition 1.0

After working with the Pfaff Ambition 1.0 for a few months now and creating a few quilting projects along the ...
Completed snowflake mug rug

Quilting the Snowflake Mug Rug

Yesterday, I took inspiration from the wonderful world of Mother Nature and used the hues of winter to create a ...
8 inch throat space

Quilting The Holiday Table Runner

Last month I started the holiday table runner. I made many quarter square triangles and put them together to make ...
Finished maple leaf mug rug

Quilting The Mug Rug

Yesterday, I took some inspiration from the wonderful world of Mother Nature and used the autumn colors to create a ...
Once you've got the hang of the air current motif, you can bust loose on all areas of the quilt.

Free-motion Quilting the Night Air

Yesterday, we finished embellishing the our Halloween door quilt with some fancy threads and stitches. Today, our spooky little scene is ...
Sulky's Holoshimmer adds a gorgeous, subtle shimmer to our Hello Halloween door quilt.

Decorative Stitches and Holoshimmer Thread

Let's discover what a few decorative stitches and Holoshimmer thread can do to our Halloween door quilt! Yesterday, we learned ...
Stitched Butterfly

Stitching the Enlarged Butterfly

What do a cookie cutter and free motion quilting have in common? Find out how Jennifer uses her favorite cookie ...
And the Winner Is...!

And the Winner Is…!

Thank you to all for your entries in our contest last week! The winner of the quilting book Free-Motion Quilting ...
My LARGE spool of thread in the upright position.

Free Motion Quilting Options and Spools?

It's my second week guest blogging about the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. There's lots more to explore this week. Today ...
The finished machine quilting sample book

Finishing Up Our Free Motion Quilting Sample Book

Bordering on amazing! Let's add a couple more quilting designs before finishing up our free motion quilting sample book. Almost ...