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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 Home Decor
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabrics, cotton thread, cotton batting

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What are you most proud of? Actually finishing this project. I named my Quilt Quiltzilla because we had a love/hate relationship at first. I had never tried to maneuver a large quilt in my little domestic machine before and Quiltzilla kept fighting with me during the center blocks especially. But I kept going back and we eventually worked out our differences While I still need a lot of work on keeping my stitches consistent and starting and stopping, I am really pleased with the overall result and I fell in love with fmq. This time I'm keeping up with my practice and almost ready to start Leah Day's next class.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you are hesitating taking this class, don't---it is invaluable if you really want to learn fmq. Also, if this is your first large project, think about the placement of your blocks in terms of the quilting designs that you will be doing. I didn't. I put them in a pleasing arrangement to me and then realized I had put all the feathery blocks in the center---Yikes! And I could barely move the quilt for the center blocks so I got ladyfingers instead of feathers. I did rip them out several times but kept getting the same result and kept hearing Leah say "you'll only learn how to rip stitches and not how to fmq" so I eventually just left them as is.

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Your quilting is wonderful! I too, had difficulty maneuvering the quilt, and it did not slip easily! Keeping at it, and stopping when I was tired was a challenge. This course gave me confidence, and I know these skills will help me, even if I do not become a dedicated quilter. Congratulations on a beautiful quilt.

06/02/2013 Flag

Thank you. I just saw yours and it is really wonderful. I hope you will keep quilting.

06/02/2013 Flag

I have great respect for you tackling this quilt on your domestic machine. I have done small projects but never such a large quilt. You did a great job on your quilt and should be really proud of the results. You have a treasure!!

06/02/2013 Flag

Thank you!

06/02/2013 Flag

Looks great! I just got mine back from the long-arm quilter, but I've been waiting for sunshine to take some good pics.

06/07/2013 Flag

Great advice and lovely quilt . Doing battle with the quilt is my lasting memory too!

04/07/2014 Flag