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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...


How to Free Motion Quilt a Whirligig Design

Kimberlee Tanner

Comments 3 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 Quilt Lone Star Blocks

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Quilt, Quilting, Quilting Plan

How to Quilt Lone Star Blocks

Block 11 is a mini lone star quilt block and I have lots of fun ideas and ways to approach quilting it. Don’t forget to scroll down to print out your blank block copy so you can doodle along and come up with your own ideas!   Quilt Block Design 1 For this design, I quilted the yellow and dark green areas as different elements, but then combined the light green and gray into one continuous element around the block. By connecting those areas, it makes it appear as if the yellow and dark green diamonds are sitting on top...


How to Quilt Triangles

Kimberlee Tanner

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

How to Quilt Triangles

Now that we are done with all 12 blocks in this years free skill building quilt a long, we are ready to start quilting! Before we get started, I have one more set of ideas to share. When you are done, go grab all your other quilting plans and finish up your top! Don’t forget to post photos of your finished project and tag us @onwilliamsstreet so we don’t miss any.   Block Quilting Plan 1 This plan utilizes lots of straight lines to accentuate the shapes of the triangles. I started out by echoing each of the center triangles...

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