Created by: Anael
Project

Placemats

What was your inspiration? The design of the placemats is from the HGTV board. One of the members posted a class and I thought it would be nice to have something usefull to practice my FMQ instead of lots of pieces never used otherwise.

You Can Make This

Anael made Placemats with:

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

Online Class

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

with Leah Day

  • cotton fabtics and polyester batting brildor embroidery thread for quilting

Project Description

What was your inspiration? The design of the placemats is from the HGTV board. One of the members posted a class and I thought it would be nice to have something usefull to practice my FMQ instead of lots of pieces never used otherwise.

Q&A with Anael

Darns asked:
Beautiful work! Love the quilting & the cheerful fabrics.
Anael answered:
Thank you!
maggiesc asked:
Fabulous idea, I too need to learn FMQ, did you draw design on first? It is so consistent ?
Anael answered:
No, I didn't draw the design on first, it's done freehand.
maggiesc asked:
Your stitches are just amazing! I can only hope to one day master FMQ as you have done, once I drop the feed dog all heck breaks loose with my stitch size. I have done some with dogs up, it is not as detailed but my stitches are consistent. I have not practiced that much because I get disappointed but I have a feeling this is something that may take a lot of practice to even become OK at it, am I right?
Anael answered:
At first I did FMQ with feed dogs down but now I leave them up and set stitch length to zero. Makes more sense. I don't practice that much, I piece and piece and piece and hardly do FMQ. First time FMQ was 2 years ago. I took a class because I didn't know how and what to do. This is the second class on FMQ I'm taking and I learned a lot from Leah. And yes, with practice you will get better. Just use small pieces like placemats, mug rugs or pot holders for practicing.

Skill Level

Beginner

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