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Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2 taught by Leah Day

Leah Day returns with 50 new free-motion filler designs in this in-depth quilting class. Sew a reversible tote bag to show off your skills!

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Classic
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What are you most proud of? When it came to designing this bag and the designs, I'm most proud of finding a way to teach so many designs in a small space. It's sometimes hard to break up a quilt and showcase lots of filler designs, but for this class we learn 50 with 4 tote bag panels.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? PRACTICE! If you're absolutely struggling with stem centered designs, and feathers in particular, do understand that these shapes take practice to master stitching on a home sewing machine. Practicing on charity quilts, baby quilts, or just ugly fabric you're going to throw away - no matter where you do it, the more you do it, the better you will get.

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Looking forward to day my work looks like this.....

05/10/2013 Flag

Leah, I'm looking for ideas on how to tackle corners so I'm looking at the black border and thinking this could be one a newbie like myself could tackle. Then I see lots of stops and starts, but I think I just figured it out! Did you tackle each edge separately by starting on say the inside edge, head toward the center, then travel stitch back? Then repeat that process on the outer edge?

07/21/2013 Flag

i like

07/26/2013 Flag

on the straight lines bit of quilting how do u finish the lines off

10/17/2013 Flag

I am so scared to quilt a quilt I can do in the ditch or by hand but to do what u do it would ruin my quilt how do you finish off your straight line quilting

10/17/2013 Flag