How to Get Even Stitches with Free Motion Quilting

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There Are Some Great FMQ Tips in This Fun Video!

One of the challenges of free motion quilting is getting evenly sized stitches. Practice is the key, of course, but it’s also helpful to understand why they’re uneven to begin with.

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.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

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.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

You’ll find the remaining videos and a practice sheet here:

Rob mentions the following supplies in his videos:

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.


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