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Picnic Quilt

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Classic, Casual, Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Funky, Traditional
Joanna Strohn on

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, fusible batting, Aurifil thread for piecing, cotton thread for quilting, Bottom Line for quilting

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What are you most proud of? Quickly finishing with stipple quilting! I divided the quilt into approximate fourths and then set out to stipple each section in rows using my Juki TL-98Q (the Exceed is OK for FMQ if you only have one machine but the TL-98Q is the best for FMQ. I'm sure the Quilt Police would point out that my stitches aren't perfect but I'm sure they are far too busy picking on someone else. This works. The quilt is done. I learned a lot about both machines and it was quickly finished!

Joanna Strohn on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? This may sound odd but my advice is to take as many of the Craftsy quilting courses as possible. Each teacher has a different take on how to do something. What one recommends might not work for you but another instructor's technique will cause you to say "EUREKA!" For example: from Ann Petersen I learned to use shelf liner instead of gloves to move the quilt (gloves drive me nuts even though I have a collection of them, including ones other teachers love). Each class and each project is additive.

Joanna Strohn on

so pretty. i love it

12/22/2012 Flag

Joanna Strohn, Love the bright colors and the back fabric. Great job

01/06/2013 Flag

I am in the process of reorganizing my studio to include an expanded office area. I have more fabric than I realized! My goal this year is to use it up. This is a great pattern for that. Thanks for your comments everyone!

01/07/2013 Flag

That's a beautiful quilt. I absolutely love it!

03/29/2013 Flag

I love your use of vibrant colors. Beautiful quilt.

08/12/2013 Flag

Thank you! This has become my cats favorite quilt as it is on my pressing/cutting surface behind my work desk.

08/16/2013 Flag

What fabric is this that you used?

04/04/2014 Flag