Quilting Tutorials — Quilting

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...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 10

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Free Motion Quilting, Inspiration, Quilting, Quilting Plan

2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 10

Quilting the Quilt We are now ready to quilt our quilt! If you missed last month, check it out here: 2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 9 We have planned two months to quilt your top. So take your time and don't stress it! We'll be back in December to talk about binding.   Before we talk about our quilting plan, I first want to touch on ways to make quilting on your domestic machine easier. Keep in mind that ultimately it just takes practice, but a few tips in your set up will make it possible to move your quilt...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 9

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Free Patterns, QAL, Quilt Pattern, Quilting, Quilting Basics, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 9

How to Make a Quilt Back The quilt top for our free mystery quilt along is done, but it's not a quilt yet! This month we are working on making a quilt back and getting our quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting.   How Much Fabric Do I Need for My Quilt Back? Before we can figure out how much fabric we need, we need to decide what kind of fabric you are using! There are two main options here (we'll talk about scrappy backs in little bit). Wide Back Quilting Fabric First, there are wide back fabrics. These are...


How to Free Motion Quilt Loopy Rows

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting, Tutorial

How to Free Motion Quilt Loopy Rows

This week we are learning a new free motion quilting motif! To aide you in finishing your quilt tops, we are sharing lots of free motion quilting designs that I love to use on our quilts. I also share little tips and tricks that I use to quilt on my domestic sewing machine.   This is a fun and easy design that is great for beginner quilters (or more experienced ones that just need to get the quilt done!) New to free motion quilting? Check out our Beginning Free Motion Quilting Course. We walk you through setting up your machine,...


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...