Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting is a method of stitching using your machine where you control the fabric motion forwards, backwards and also side to side. You can literally move the fabric in any direction so the possibilities are endless.

Rather than doing my own tutorial on this method I want to point you to the Free Motion Quilting Project and the hundreds of designs with instructional videos.

This is the one I will be trying (But I might try a few more too)

For this ATC I didn't stiffen my fabric with interfacing first. Instead I created a "sandwich" of fabric - 2 pieces of fabric with quilt batting inbetween - and did my free motion quilting, then sewed this to my interfaced backing using my binding technique.

If you need some tips on setting up your machine for free motion quilting I recommend reading through this FAQ.

Have you tried this? Post your results to your website/blog and add your link in the comments!!

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