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first time free motion quilting

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Dot-to-Dot Quilting taught by Angela Walters

Create dozens of designs without marking! as you discover the joy of easily quilting from dot to dot with Angela Walters.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical, Casual
Cathy D. C. on

What are you most proud of? Giving free motion quilting a try. I still need tons of practice but with some matching thread this will look great.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try and relax, it really does go much easier and look better when you are relaxed.

Cathy D. C. on

Straight lines are the hardest. Love your quilt design. Works well with the fabric.

08/24/2013 Flag

Thanks. I do think the design works well. Straight lines are hard, it is going to take some practice to get those lines looking better.

08/24/2013 Flag

Yes I agree giquilt, free-motion straight lines are the hardest! esp those diagonals across big spaces.... way-to-go cdc for starting with the hard stuff first!!! :) I've done lots of free-motion quilting (curved designs) and I found it very challenging to control the quilt and keep the lines straight-it is a lot faster than with a walking foot though! If you haven't already seen them, you might like some of Leah Day's videos cdc, she's got lots of free lessons on free-motion quilting on her website & is really encouraging & helpful. Thanks for showing us your work!

08/27/2013 Flag

Thanks LemonPie. Those diagonal lines are quite challenging. Oh well, once I get finished with this quilt I do think I will see improvement. Practice will help. Leah Day is great and soon I will try some of her patterns. Angela has a style I am really drawn to so that is where I am starting.

09/06/2013 Flag

Also some days are better than others everything just works & flows easier:):)

08/30/2013 Flag

Practice will help things flow better for me. I do agree that some days things are easier.

09/06/2013 Flag

What a great way to use a leftover block!! And as far as relaxing goes, I always find that listening to music helps me to not overthink things!! Way to tackle FMQ!!

09/05/2013 Flag

Thanks for taking some time to look at my practice block!! A huge thanks for doing such great work and inspiring me so much.

09/06/2013 Flag

Good on you Cathy, you can really see how much your quilting has improved on this block, keep on going. You will see how much better you will get with practice. DON'T GIVE UP. Have faith in yourself, I like the movement in the large block it looks intentional actually. Hope to see more of your work in future to see how you progress. Cheers

09/29/2014 Flag