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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

Your unfinished quilt tops are calling you. Become the confident quilter you long to be with Leah Day and Free Motion Quilting a Sampler!

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton

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What are you most proud of? This was the most thrilling and the most terrifying quilting journey I have taken. Each 15" block has a unique free motion pattern. I encountered error codes on my sewing machine that I didn't know it had. It took me days just to figure out the magic combination that would work on my machine. I almost quit three times, but I kept coming back until I finally got it. Thank you Leah.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Leah was so helpful on getting me to figure out what went wrong after I modified my free motion foot. Just from a photo she told me to remove one rubber band loop and keep practicing. It worked.

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I am just learning to make quilt

01/07/2015 Flag

Right back at you. This will be my very first hobby too. However, I do not have a sewing machine and would like to learn how to hand quilt. Theresa A. Hayle. :) !!!

01/10/2015 Flag

Where can I find the patter for this quilt?

04/30/2015 Flag

he pattern is Strip Search by G E Designs. It is made from 2.5" strips. I added sashing between the blocks. http://store.gequiltdesigns.com/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details_ws.asp?Shopper_id=9616430838399616&Store_id=940&page_id=23&Item_ID=1047

04/30/2015 Flag

Can you still do these type of projects with an older basic home Brother sewing machine? I cannot drop my feed dogs but can cover with a plate and I have half dozen or so stitches.

09/16/2015 Flag

Yes you can absolutely do this on an older basic machine. I know some people who do FMQ on sewing machines built in the 1940s. A supreme slider (or a Sew Slip which is the same thing) and Machingers gloves are really helpful.

09/16/2015 Flag

I love the fabrics you used in this quilt and was wondering if you cut them yourself or purchased a jelly roll, and if so which ones? I also love the way you added the sashing between the blocks to make the colors pop! It's beautiful and very inspiring.

10/05/2015 Flag

I used a "bright" jellyroll from connectingthreads.com and added about 8 strips I cut from my own stash for variety.

10/05/2015 Flag