Get Great Results with Free-Form Free Motion Quilting

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It’s Easy, Quick, and Fun!

Do you dislike the tedious marking usually required before you begin free-motion quilting? Are you unable to follow the lines as precisely as you want? Or maybe you’re a free spirit and prefer to color outside the lines. If any of these apply to you, chances are you’ll love this creative method for quilting a quilt.

The process requires minimal marking, all drawn by hand in a free-form manner. The stitching itself is free-form as well, yet the results are artistic, charming, and completed more quickly than with other methods.

Get Great Results with Free-Form Free Motion Quilting

Laura from Sew Very Easy demonstrates the process in the video below. First, she quilted from the back rather than the front, giving herself a blank canvas to work with. Then she drew simple daisies without measuring or worrying too much about spacing and consistent shapes. Watch how she did it and see the fun results in the video.

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This approach can be used with many shapes: leaves, spider webs, candy canes, stars, tulips, balloons, and more. Kids’ coloring books are great sources for simple easy-to-draw shapes.


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