Quilting Tutorials — FMQ

How to Free Motion Quilt a Checkerboard Pattern

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting

How to Free Motion Quilt a Checkerboard Pattern

This month we are working on another fun grid design! This one is super easier to move around, just remember, to always work in odds and you'll be set. This free motion quilting design is a variation on the basic stipple or meander. If you are new to free motion quilting, this is a great motif to master and helps you get used to moving smoothly back and forth. Try mixing up the size and number of lines to fit your project!   Quilting a Grid Design This grid design is a little different than last months since we fill in...


How to Free Motion Quilt a Whirligig Design

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting Plan, Tutorials

How to Free Motion Quilt a Whirligig Design

This week I am sharing one of my favorite quilting motifs. Its so fun and easy to quilt out and creates tons of movement and texture. It does take a little preparation though as you will need a grid to quilt it. It's totally worth the extra time though, I promise.     Quilting a Grid Design The best part about learning to quilt grid designs like this one is that after you've figured out the stitching path, you can quilt any grid design in the same way. It's easy to mix and match the shape you are using and...


How to Free Motion Quilt Abstract Flowers

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Inspiration, Quilting, Quilting Plan

How to Free Motion Quilt Abstract Flowers

In a quest to actually finish all our quilts (it’s hard to snuggle under a quilt top), we are sharing a new free motion quilting motif with you each month. These are simple motifs that can easily be tackled by a beginner. Grab a practice quilt sandwich and some extra thread and try it out. You may just find a new favorite quilting motif! This month, we are learning how to quilt abstract flowers. Where To Use the Abstract Flower Motif This quilting motif fits really well in defined, real or implied, shapes. I like to use it in squares, but it...


How to Free Motion Quilt Spiral Squares

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Inspiration

How to Free Motion Quilt Spiral Squares

How to Free Motion Quilt Spiral Squares In a quest to actually finish all our quilts (it’s hard to snuggle under a quilt top), we are sharing a new free motion quilting motif with you each month. These are simple motifs that can easily be tackled by a beginner. Grab a practice quilt sandwich and some extra thread and try it out. You may just find a new favorite quilting motif! This month, we are learning how to quilt easy spirals squares.   Where To Use a Spiral Square Quilting Motif My favorite place to use this motif is in...


How to Free Motion Quilt an Easy Circle Border

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting, Tutorial

How to Free Motion Quilt an Easy Circle Border

In a quest to actually finish all our quilts (it’s hard to snuggle under a quilt top), we are sharing a new free motion quilting motif with you each month. These are simple motifs that can easily be tackled by a beginner. Grab a practice quilt sandwich and some extra thread and try it out. You may just find a new favorite quilting motif! This month, we are learning how to quilt a circle border.   Where to Use the Easy Circle Border Since I’m calling this design a border, it is probably obvious that borders and sashing work great...