Use a Kids’ Toy to Improve Free Motion Quilting

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Michèle-Renée (M-R) at Quilt Matters has a wonderful hack that qualifies for one of those “why didn’t we think of that?” moments. She uses a Magna Doodle to practice free motion quilting.





If you don’t know what a Magna Doodle is think of an updated Etch-A-Sketch. You can draw on the surface with the attached wand and erase everything in one swoop.

M-R uses hers to practice continuous line motifs and develop muscle memory. Plus, it’s an easy way to strategize how to get in and out of corners.

Magna Doodle for Quilting

The Magna Doodle, or any magnetic drawing board, can be used over and over again so it’s a perfect way to visualize designs and practice without using up paper or fabric. Various sizes are available. We’d probably go for a big one but choose what you like best.

You’ll find a good selection of Magna Doodles and related products here.

Visit M-R’s article here.

 

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