In the following video Rob Appell does an excellent job of walking a beginning free motion quilter through the steps, with an emphasis on getting even stitches. He provides many interesting and helpful tips along the way.
His “guinea pig” for the video is none other than Jenny Doan. If you’ve been around the Internet quilt world for long you know how engaging Jenny is. The two of them together are a lot of fun, besides being quite informative.
Rob has created an entire series of videos for beginning (and experienced) free motion quilters. Whether you’re just starting out or have a few quilts under your belt you’re sure to find many tips you can use.
The following video is the first in the series. It covers all the basics.
You’ll find the remaining videos and a practice sheet here:
- Basic FMQ Designs to Practice (PDF)
- A Series of Practice Drills to Build Skills Plus More In Depth Info (see the list of videos in the right sidebar)
Rob mentions the following supplies in his videos:
- SEWSLIP Multi-Purpose Quilting Sheet
- Supreme Slider Mat
- Curved Safety Pins
- Grabaroo’s Gloves
- Machingers Gloves
- Schmetz Denim Needles 12/80
Rob does a great job of explaining what you need to know to become an accomplished free motion quilter. With his excellent instructions and some practice you’ll soon be producing beautiful free motion quilted creations of your own.