Tag: FMQ

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Once we have made quilts for ourselves, for our relatives [who are likely sneaking around corners checking before they arrive that there are no quilts waiting again] friends and neighbours, and the pile still keeps growing, what do you do with your quilts? Its an obsession, making quilts, once you start, isn’t it.  This should…

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Charm Spaces 4 This video treatment is more complex. I have used a second stencil which I have placed in the centre, then from another stencil I have just taken part of it and in the 4 corners another section. This shows that you need not stick to one design but intermix them. The area…

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Charm Spaces 2 We are again filing in the negative spaces on our quilt. In this second video we will be using a stencil showing you that by doing so you can expand your design to make a different pattern. We will be doing the Figure Eight pattern, Circles, and in the four corners Feathers.…

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We have now completed parts one and two of our Sampler and have only the borders to do. In this Video we will be quilting in the borders Swirls – Echo and Figure Eights – Feathers – Piano Keys with a Ruler and, my favourite, a Plait. I hope you have enjoyed the Sampler Series,…

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Now we have finished the first part of the sampler and covered. Hump Back Feather, a Spiders Web, Pebbles, Checker Board, Mama bear- Papa bear- Baby bear, Clam Shells, Part two of the sampler continues with the second set of stitches commonly used in Free motion quilting,  starting with the poppy stitch, I explain the…

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Many of us start a quilt having no idea who the quilt is for. But I have discovered that when you know who you are quilting for, each stitch takes on new meaning. As soon as I saw WIL, released as the 2019 free BOM by Esther Aliu, I knew I would be making it.…

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Hi!    my name is Sandra and I have been FMQ, (free motion quilting ) for 4 years. It is my passion. In my videos on utube, I hope to inspire you to start the process. My Sampler has 3 videos and will show you most of the basic stitches. Give it a go, it’s…

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Ok, so its not for all of us patchworkers and quilters – I get that – but ever since I started quilting I have really enjoyed the piecing but not happy with my quilting efforts.  Tugging large quilts through a small throat didn’t do it for me.  SITD does not inspire me personally.  I put…

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How’s your day been? On the day I wrote this, mine had been a touch frustrating, so I thought I’d write a blog. Not about my frustrating day, you understand, but about quilting. I suppose my day prompted me to write this blog, as part of my frustration stems from having a thread break on…

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I finally decided what to make my mum for her 70th birthday. I ran out of time to get a big quilt done (and I’m still working on Xander’s from 2 years ago…) but I found this gorgeous Bernatex orchid panel on our Facebook destash page. It’s a bit wonky but that happens sometimes, fabrics…

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Cables are a popular choice of quilting design for borders and come in various widths and styles. Where would you start to plan a cable border for your latest quilt? Stencils are widely available, but they are often not the correct size for your borders- so unless you were incredibly organised, and designed your quilt…

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If you practice enough, there really is a point where FMQ (free motion quilting) suddenly switches from Fear to Fun.   I didn’t really believe it would happen to me, but it has, and the possibilities that open up are quite exciting.  I’d like to share a little bit of my learning journey with you: What…