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Free Motion Quilting for Beginners

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Free-Motion Quilting For Beginners Book

  • Learn to free-motion quilt on your home sewing machine and you'll never look back
  • Begin by learning how to quilt your name, because soon you'll be signing unique works of art
  • Master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting by working on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces
  • Confidently stitch 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander, swirls, and wood grain
  • Take your skill to new heights as you quilt 15 practical projects to enhance your daily life, such as a table-top organizer, table runner, tote bag, weekender bag, and laptop sleeve
  • Soft cover; 96 pages; by author Molly Hanson

Free-Motion Quilting For Beginners Table of Contents:

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Tools
  • Setting Up Your Space
  • Prepping Your Project
  • Thread and Tension
  • Sketching
  • Five Prep Steps for Free-Motion Quilting
  • Tips, Tricks, and Reminders
  • Loop De Loops and Handwriting
    • Project: Organize It Bowl Set
  • Stippling
    • Project: Chevron Tea Towel and Pot Holder
  • Pebbles and Chain of Pearls
    • Project: Color Block Zip Bag
    • Project: Color Block Toiletry Tote
  • Square Meander Nesting Boxes
    • Project: Chipped Plates Place Mats
    • Project: Bon Appetit Table Runner
  • Paisley
    • Project: Purple Paisley Tote Bag
    • Project: Quilt Block Pillow
  • Wood Grain
    • Project: Hardwood Messenger Bag
    • Project: Outward Bound Laptop Sleeve
  • Print Tracking
    • Project: Good Boy Dog Bed
    • Project: Makiko Ironing-Board Cover
  • Swirls
    • Project: Tassel Handbag
    • Project: Palm Springs Weekender Bag
  • Custom Quilting By Combining Designs
    • Project: Art Gallery Quilt
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • A Few Basic Sewing
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments

Free Motion Quilting for Beginners DVD

  • Part 1: Discover how to quilt like a pro without using a long-arm machine
    • Find out how to set up your machine and prep your project for free-motion quilting
    • See how you can use your "Muscle Memory" by sketching your design before you practice the stitching
    • Learn the beginners guide to Stippling: puzzle shaped designs—the most common free-motion stitch
    • Explore Loop de Loops and Handwriting: small loops mixed with classic cursive writing
    • Delve into Pebbles and Chains: small touching circles and single rows or "chains of pearls"
    • Nancy's Corner Segment 1 features Maria DeGroot
      • Maria shares her experiences of teaching children the art of quilting by transforming their colored pencil drawings to appliques
  • Part 2: Create free-motion quilting designs with confidence
    • Learn how to master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting
    • Gain confidence to stitch different quilting designs—creativity doesn't have to be difficult
    • Learn to stitch the Paisley: teardrop swirls—especially nice for triangle quilting shapes
    • Discover Woodgrain: edge to edge stitching with small wiggles and bumps for character, and width variance for extra beauty
    • Find how easy it is to stitch Swirls: spiral shapes to fill in space
    • Explore Print Tracking: stitching or "tracking" around a print fabric design
    • Nancy's Corner Segment 2 features Kate Robbins of Comfort Quilts Project
      • Kate shares how making and donating quilts is helping to build a humanitarian aid hospital in Tanzania Africa
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