Free motion quilting is all about practicing...playing really...with your sewing machine, thread and fabric. Our focus here is on unmarked free motion background fill patterns to help you gain skill and confidence in your stitching abilities.
If you are truly new to free motion, I strongly recommend that you follow the topics in order. This information is taken directly from my Beginning Free Motion classes that I teach locally in Illinois.
Only information that is necessary for the beginning free motion quilter is presented in the pages in this section.
Now, if you've quilted before but just need a refresher, use the Table of Contents to find your topic of interest.
Let's get started!
I firmly believe you learn best when you learn 'why' something is done.
That way when you're having a problem in the middle of the night, you have the skills to figure it out for yourself.
As you read along, if you have questions, please do ask them at our Quilting Forum. I do my best to answer your questions in a timely manner and to the best of my ability. No doubt, if you've got a question, someone else has it too, and we all benefit!
We quilters can be such a persnickety lot. Expecting perfection immediately! Even if it's something brand new. Keep it real. Let's start in the right frame of mind to learn!
And finally, remember nothing you do here can’t be undone, so...
Now that wasn't so hard, was it?
Before we begin, you'll need to assemble your quilting supplies and notions. Next it's on to the set up of your quilting room or workspace. Then it's setting up your sewing machine for quilting. We'll discuss several of the techniques essential to free motion quilting and end with machine quilting tips to further aid you in your free motion odyssey.
Table of Contents
Free Motion Quilting 101