NEW Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3

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NEW Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3

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A quilt without personality is just a blanket! That’s the insight from today’s guest whose artistry is teaching how to add character to our quilts, using machine-quilting techniques. Join today’s guest Lori Kennedy, who has developed a novel, very learnable approach to free-motion quilting techniques on Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3, today’s new episode of Sewing With Nancy. 

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Nearly 15 years ago, Lori started a search for the quilting techniques that fit her personality. Through trial and error, she found a system that worked. Today, she’s sharing it with our viewers. During today’s new episode, you will learn to stitch a variety of motifs—some of them look complex. But, once they’re broken down into manageable steps, they’re easy.

Easy Loops

Start with a straight-forward motif, such as these Easy Loops. Lori shows us how to create this versatile stitch on Sewing With Nancy.

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Spiral Roses

Stitching Spiral Roses is easier than making spirals, these roses don’t have to be perfect to look beautiful. In fact, if the stitching is a little messy, it enhances the character of the design. Watch as Lori demonstrates the Spiral Rose.

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Flower Power

Next, how about a little Flower Power! Use this free-motion quilting technique as the background of your next quilt design. What may look complicated is very doable, once you learn Lori’s common-sense approach.

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Square Flower

Add whimsy to a square block or half-square triangle block with the multipurpose Square Flower design. Not to worry, precision is not recommended! This design can be offset or symmetrical. Curious? Lori has the solution on Sewing With Nancy.

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Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3 DVD

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Lori Kennedy and I will inspire you to practice making attractive free-motion quilt designs on your domestic sewing machine.

  • Mark a representation of the design area on paper.
  • Doodle with pen or pencil on paper to foster hand-eye coordination and build muscle memory.
  • Set up your machine.
  • Start with an easy design of loops.
  • Use a variety of flower designs.
  • Make Spiral Roses with variations for borders and grouped roses.
  • Add Flower Power for a versatile fill design.
  • Use Square Flowers with variations for borders, as well as half-square and circle blocks.

Watch Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3 (Part One) on Sewing With Nancy online.

For a chance to win a copy of the new Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3 DVDfrom Nancy’s Notions, leave a comment sharing what size quilt you create most often.

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Nancy Zieman's Giveaway WinnerThe randomly selected winner of a copy of the new book, 101 Renegade Sewing & Quilting Tips bookfrom Nancy’s Notions is Lory Wood.

Her comment was, “I bring an empty tissue cube box to classes for scraps and threads, then easily throw it away after class. Thanks for all these ideas!”

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168 Comments

  • Liz Yent
    September 7, 2017

    My favourite size to make is king size. This book would be great for my sister. She recently bought a long arm and after she’s comfortable with it, she’s going to teach me

  • Liz Yent
    September 7, 2017

    My favourite size to make is king size. This book would be great for my sister. She recently bought a long arm and after she’s comfortable with it, she’s going to teach me

  • Jeanette withrow
    September 7, 2017

    I usually do queen size quilts most often. Looks like I could use some help getting them finished

  • Carol P
    September 7, 2017

    My favorite size is lap size, because then I can make more quilts!

  • Martha Drabiski
    September 7, 2017

    I perfer wall hangings as I like to do the quilting on my sewing machine, I like the suggestions & methods shown above.

  • Helen O
    September 7, 2017

    I prefer smaller quilts – baby quilts, wall hangings, lap quilts. They are easier to manage and I can make them faster!

  • Louise
    September 7, 2017

    I like to make queen size quilts, but any bed sized quilt is okay. I also sometimes make throws and table runners too.

  • Becky Jones
    September 7, 2017

    I tend to make twin to double sized quilts the most. But I love to make lap quilts best

  • Sybil Derderian
    September 7, 2017

    Most of the quilts I make are baby size or throw size.

  • Cathy
    September 7, 2017

    I am going to throw and lap sizes.

  • carolyn montgomery
    September 7, 2017

    i make mostly throw and twin size but have also made several double and queen sized.

  • Christi
    September 7, 2017

    I would say lap to twin but I do make at least one Queen and one King each year.

  • SUSAN MANDELL
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make wall hangings, table runners, and double or twin size quilts. Love your videos. Praying for Nancy and her future medical experiences.

  • Jackie T
    September 7, 2017

    I have made many queen bed sized but I prefer lap sized.

  • Karen White
    September 7, 2017

    My quilts aren’t of any consistent size. I probably have more around the full size, but as a beginner quilter I tend to follow the pattern I’m making. I’d love to win this book as quilting on my home machine is something I really want to try.

  • Nancy
    September 7, 2017

    I make more throws than anything. I practice on my table runners and hot pads.

  • Marylyn J Wolf
    September 7, 2017

    Love to do tablerunners! Excellent way to try a new technique-piecing, quilting, color selection. Always fun and good experimentation.

  • Cande Gordon
    September 7, 2017

    I like to make wall hangings, table runners, mini quilts for holidays and seasonal quilts. I just returned from Alaska with a quilt kit depicting the Alaska wilderness. I will enjoy making it as I remember all the beautiful sights of my vacation.

  • Tammie Kielpinski
    September 7, 2017

    I make twin size for my grandbabies. But I also make king size for the Mommy’s and Daddy’s of said grandbabies.

  • Tricia Kennedy
    September 7, 2017

    I make twin to double mostly.

  • Irene Brock
    September 7, 2017

    I am hooked on baby quilts right now: cuddle fabric, panels, patchwork, I love them all. Always a fun project that does not take a year to finish!

  • Millie Paxton
    September 7, 2017

    I make mostly baby size. These are for a group that provides them to the Ronald McDonald House in our town. Our goal is a quilt for every child who comes to the house.

  • Brenda O
    September 7, 2017

    I usually like the smaller ones, but I have done a few queen or king sized. I have also done a tree skirt.

  • Ruth A. Pray
    September 7, 2017

    I have made a lap quilt, table runners and panels and window panels.
    For a first time doer, am doing fairly well. Nancy has show some great ideas to do, now to fine the time to do them.

  • Clovis
    September 7, 2017

    A lot of projects I have been working on. Wall hanging, baby quilt, rag quilt and some unfinished quilts. Thanks for all you do.

  • Barbara J Myers
    September 7, 2017

    I make queen size quilts and quilt them on my sewing machine. What an inspiring method. Off to my machine!

  • Suzanne Bergen
    September 7, 2017

    Lori makes it look so easy. I’m a novice quilter and finished my first quilt top and I want to try my hand at quilting it freehand myself. I feel more confident and ready to try after watching this video……would love the book to keep me going. Thanks for all out time together, you have been in my sewing room for decades!!

  • Susie-Q
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make baby or lap size charity quilts for my guild. I would love to be able to do the quilting on these so I can turn in completed quilts and not just tops.

    Keeping Nancy and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • carole f
    September 7, 2017

    I typically make twin size quilts. I do my quilting with my regular sit down machine and these are the biggest I can manage!

  • Tina
    September 7, 2017

    I just made a throw size. My first quilt but still need to quilt and bind it

  • Sherrie Petersen
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make queen size tops. I am hoping to learn how best to quilt them.

  • Laura
    September 7, 2017

    My favorite is throw size as are practical to quilt on my home sewing machine. The size is very practical for use as well.

  • Cathy Veverka
    September 7, 2017

    I mostly make lap size 64 inch to twin size quilts along with table runners and wall hangings… I use my embroidery unit to quilt the table runners and wall hangings as I haven’t mastered free motion quilting. This DVD could help me learn how and gain confidence with FMQ.

  • JoyceO
    September 7, 2017

    My quilts are usually lap-size. Occasionally, I will make a king, queen, or twin. It all depends upon the “reason” for the quilt.

  • shelly Noe
    September 7, 2017

    Lap to queen size is what I usually make. I love to make baby or table runners to practice different patterns on.

  • Marti Schlagel
    September 7, 2017

    I make all sizes but I do queen the most. My last quilt was a king and I really love it but I paid a long armer to quilt it for me. I am currently doing a queen and making it a quilt as you go. I have only mastered the meander quilting so would welcome more information on other patterns.

  • Susan Spiers
    September 7, 2017

    Lap quilt is my go-to size-I work on a domestic machine & I’m just a beginner! Thank you, Susan

  • Judy
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make throw sizes and have also made a king size.

  • Lori Rempel
    September 7, 2017

    I make Prayers and Squares quilts which are around 48×60.

  • Peggy Mitchell
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make twin and queen size. I have several king size tops done, but quilting those are intimidating me. As far as quilting, my go to is stitch in the ditch or very simple S curves or echo quilting.

  • Fiona
    September 7, 2017

    I make twin size

  • Beth B
    September 7, 2017

    I make mostly wall and throw size quilts.

  • Arden Shelton
    September 7, 2017

    I have been making lap sizes because they are quicker to finish and many charities take that size. I’m still trying to use up stash!

  • Vicki Olszewski
    September 7, 2017

    I do throws and queen size most!

  • Linda E in AZ
    September 7, 2017

    These days I primarily make lap-sized quilts for our guild’s charity quilting efforts.
    Thanks for inspiring me for many years!!

  • Judy H
    September 7, 2017

    Queen and tablerunners. I am anxious to try my first attempt at quilting the finished
    project, hopefully if I win this would give me the confidence to try. Thank you for this opportunity and my thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy, God Bless you and your family.

  • Yvonne Mosley
    September 7, 2017

    I mostly make lap and twin quilts.

  • Josephine Edwards
    September 7, 2017

    I’ve made all sizes but, I have a tote full of finished quilt tops because I’m afraid to ruin them if I mess up the free motion quilting. Sending them out can be so expensive. I would love this set and to let Lori teach me how to finish these quilts.

  • Karen
    September 7, 2017

    I am going to be making lots of twin sized quilts since I have twin grandgirls but grandma has some queen sized and lap quilts for herself and her children.

  • Debbie Thornton
    September 7, 2017

    I love making lap size quilts. I would really love to get this CD so I can learn how to do free motion quilting on my domestic machine. Thanks!!

  • Jacquie E fanning
    September 7, 2017

    I spend more time making king sized than any other size, but prefer to make queen sized

  • Pamela Willey
    September 7, 2017

    I have been making baby and throw size quilts, but will start making larger quilts now. The grandkids are growing older and need bigger quilts!!

  • Peggy V
    September 7, 2017

    My favorite is lap size, with this book I can finally go beyond stitching in the ditch. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!!!

  • Carol Burns
    September 7, 2017

    I love making quilts but would love to be able to quilt them myself.

  • Donna
    September 7, 2017

    Baby size, wall hanging and lap size are my faves.

  • Pat
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make wall size or lap size quilts. I am rather new to quilting and am a bit daunted by larger project. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I am a wanna be machine quilter.

  • Judy p
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make throw or ” sit on in a park” sizes.

  • Ruth Hurley
    September 7, 2017

    I tend to make baby, toddler and lap size quilts because they are easier to quilt in my machine. Also I donate most quilts to Project Linus.

  • beth d.
    September 7, 2017

    I mostly do lap quilt sizes. I just recently did a wallhanging, but I mostly do lap size quilts.

  • laura
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make baby and lap sized.

  • Kimmy C
    September 7, 2017

    I find myself drawn to making bed sized quilts for my family members. I have been sending them out to longarmers to be quilted, though.

  • Linda Hogon
    September 7, 2017

    I love to make crib sized quilts for arriving babies and would love to add Lory’s quilting ideas to them.

  • Lillian K
    September 7, 2017

    I make mostly large throw quilts and twin size.

  • Mitzi
    September 7, 2017

    I am rather new to quilting. I need all the help I can get. This book might be the starting point for me !!

  • Terri
    September 7, 2017

    I do mostly lap quilts – they make wonderful gifts and are easy to cuddle with during the winter months. I’ve started to do some free-motion quilting on my machine. I really need some practice, but am enjoying the process.

  • "Willie" Loyall
    September 7, 2017

    Most of my quilts are close to 50″ x 60″ or table-runner sizes, all of which are easier for me to “practice” my free-motion skills (or the lack thereof!) A friend once told me that if I feel that my quilting is unsatisfactory, just do a lot of it, and it will look better. It works! Cheers, Willie

  • Audrey Schaefer
    September 7, 2017

    Most of my quilts have been Queen sized. A few lap throws in the que now.

  • Gail Goss
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make twin size quilts. They are just the right size for my seven grandchildren.

  • Susan Keigley
    September 7, 2017

    I have mostly made lap-size quilts, and only a few baby quilts, of which I quilted by stitch-in-the-ditch method; and also made 2 king-size quilts, of which I had to send to a long armer, but I really want to learn free motion quilting.

  • Linda Pierson
    September 7, 2017

    Most of mine are lap size. A queen is on the ufo list.

  • Donna Fecteau
    September 7, 2017

    Mostly baby sized quilts lately. I do have a queen sized project started but it gets overlooked so I can make the baby sized ones for gifts.

  • Melissa
    September 7, 2017

    As a beginner quilter, I’ve only done table runners, placemats and a lap size quilt (still in progress). I would love to learn how to do free motion quilting I’ve only tried stitch in the ditch and cross hatch.

  • Nancy Griffith
    September 7, 2017

    I’ve only made twin size quilts (all for other people) but want to move up to a queen size for my bed. Maybe after I finish the twin I’m working on now for my son who just joined the Marines!

  • Tammie Frankum
    September 7, 2017

    I love making large quilts…at least twin size or larger. But, I hate the quilting process….would love to get better at the free motion quilting!

  • Barbara Ruth Showerman
    September 7, 2017

    I have only made baby quilt tops so far…working on doing the actual machine quilting and need all the tips I can find!

  • Peg G
    September 7, 2017

    I’ve made many quilted smallish things: pillows, purses, jackets, Xmas stockings, table runners, wall hangings, lap quilts, and baby quilts, all using the simplest quilting possible. I haven’t had the nerve to try to quilt anything bigger. I hope this book would give me the courage to try something larger and more complex.

  • Paula Hendrickson
    September 7, 2017

    I normally make lap size quilts

  • Vicki
    September 7, 2017

    Lap or throw size quilts are my favorites and baby quilts!

  • Linda Janovitz
    September 7, 2017

    I like to make lap size quilts so I can see the finished creation faster ! Time wastes for no quilter.

  • Michelle Longoria
    September 7, 2017

    I just found Lori’s blog, she is so easy to learn from.

  • Diane S.
    September 7, 2017

    I’ve only made two quilts so far. One was a crib size quilt from a panel and the other a twin size that isn’t quilted yet.

  • Teckla
    September 7, 2017

    Mostly /baby/lap/throw size. Beginning to move up to double bed size. Have always loved all things Nancy Zieman and have followed you since the early 80’s. You have been a huge inspiration through all those years. Thank you for these posts and giveaways!

  • Cecelia
    September 7, 2017

    I like to make table runners and wall hangings.

  • Traci Y.
    September 7, 2017

    I’ve been working on a couple of throw size quilts that need to be quilted. I’ve make a few table runners so I can practice on something small. Almost feel ready to jump into one of the bigger quilts with the free motion. This book/ class looks like it will help me a lot.

  • Janice Chally
    September 7, 2017

    Not a prolific quilter, but have mainly made bed quilts twin to king for my children.

  • Alonna Mottern
    September 7, 2017

    The quilts that I make are usually charity quilts. So the majority are twin. Right now I am using up some scraps by making quilts for an animal shelter.

  • Linda
    September 7, 2017

    I like lap but have made about 3queen size

  • Jan C
    September 7, 2017

    I mostly make wall hangings as I’m 84 and can’t home quilt a large quilt any more on my domestic machine. I’ve done free motion for a long time and love it.

  • Linda Woodard
    September 7, 2017

    I most often make twin size quilts but have made full, queen, king (Yikes!) and lap and baby too. I am always looking for interesting tops to piece and am trying to get the courage to free motion quilt a larger quilt. I particularly enjoy foundation paper piecing.

  • Paulette Burkhardt
    September 7, 2017

    Lap quilts table runners and occasionally queen sized.

  • Shawn Geist
    September 7, 2017

    I just finished a king size quilt for my personal bed and I would like to use Lori’s free-motion style to complete it myself instead of sending it out. I make mostly oversized lap quilts, and have made a couple of queen sizes for family members.

    Nancy – thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • Sandy Roberts
    September 7, 2017

    I make all sizes of quilts but really enjoy the smaller ones since they can be completed in a shorter length of time. I am trying to learn free motion quilting so the book would be a great asset.

  • Anne Hummel
    September 7, 2017

    I have made quite a few baby quilts, as well a few king and queen quilts. I am slowly learning free motion by doing it on the baby quilts.

    Nancy you are amazing and an inspiration!

  • Laurel Lee Pedersen
    September 7, 2017

    I have recently made 3 miniatures for my granddaughter’s dollies. I like to make at least queen size usually!

  • Barbara Brown
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make crib size quilts for gifts, but have made a queen and full size quilt.

  • Dixie
    September 7, 2017

    I make mostly queen size quilts

  • Debi Bledsoe
    September 7, 2017

    I make mostly baby quilts and lap size quilts. Have made queen, double and single bed as well. Have just recently started attempting FMQ and really enjoying!

  • Nancy K
    September 7, 2017

    Lap quilts are my go to size, also twin, table toppers and runners. Still trying to master FMQ and enjoy all your tutorials.

  • Judy W.
    September 7, 2017

    I usually make lap quilts and Quilts of Valor. I’ve seen Lori’s ideas on Pinterest and would love to win her book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Judy G
    September 7, 2017

    I have made quilts in all sizes, but my somewhat ambitious goal is to make a queen-size quilt for each of my 5 children and 15 grandchildren.

  • Florence Dupuis
    September 7, 2017

    I’m not sure what size I have made the most of. I have been quilting for so long it is hard to keep track. I would love to have this book as I just can’t seem to master the art of FMQ.

  • Rhonda Davis
    September 7, 2017

    I call it “baby quilts” or micro quilts, I have made twins and infant size, with the burning desire to go big. I get distracted with new quilting ideas, so I keep them smaller so I complete the project.

  • Jennifer Shirley
    September 7, 2017

    I make 40×40 inch lap quilts for local nursing homes. Our guild just sent some to the hurricane relief in Huston. It would be fun to have a class and add more decorative quilting to these items.

  • Gail Beam
    September 7, 2017

    I only make baby quilts as my sewing area is really not big enough for larger quilts, which I found out when I did a twin quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this great book. Loved the videos on free motion quilting.

  • Lynn
    September 7, 2017

    I make smaller quilts, but I would like to make some twin sized ones for the ‘grands’.

  • BevM
    September 7, 2017

    I prefer table runners and wall hangings, because they do not take as long as bed quilts, and I can try out a larger variety of designs.

  • Judy M
    September 7, 2017

    The quilt I am working on now, or for that matter some of my others are unique in size, not true twin, queen etc, you get the picture, So I love all sizes in their uniqueness!! Love this FMQ video instruction, am working on a t-shirt quilt(first one ever) needed your inspiration, thanks.

  • Gail K
    September 7, 2017

    Lap size quilts are my favorite with baby quilts a close second.

  • Alice Stephenson
    September 7, 2017

    Most of my quilts run between and lap and twin size, though I do have a queen size that needs finishing. I am a new owner of a long-arm (used but glad to have it) and I’m trying to get up the courage to load a quilt top that I have and start sewing.

  • Hoosier
    September 7, 2017

    I haven’t yet tackled quilting, but would like to make a series of seasonal wall hangings and some table runners to match.

  • Edna Marks
    September 7, 2017

    just started quilting, right now working on lap quilt, but want to make other sizes too.

  • Judy
    September 7, 2017

    The size of quilts I make most are lap size.

  • Mary Lou Benoit
    September 7, 2017

    I mostly make lapsize quilts. They are easy to more around for free motion stitching.

  • Valerie Thompson
    September 7, 2017

    I mostly make lap quilts they’re faster and I can make more to give away. Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.

  • Brenda
    September 7, 2017

    I make baby quilts most often. I’m always needing one for baby showers and they are quick to make.

  • Cindy Cooke
    September 7, 2017

    I’ve made quilts from queen down to baby. I love embellishing them (once made a frog in a pond quilt for my grandson and made a curled tongue that rolled up, a dragonfly with glitzy wings, and a fish with flapping flippers, just for him to play with). I like my quilts to make the recipient think happy things, and to feel all the love and prayers that go into its making. I’d love new ideas!

  • Charlotte Creel
    September 7, 2017

    I quilt everything from mini quilts to table toppers, baby quilts to queen size. So far the quilting is uninspired quilt in the ditch, so I would love to learn these techniques!

    Nancy, you are such an inspiration! My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours/

  • Pam P
    September 7, 2017

    I have made quite a few baby quilts for family and friends. This book would be helpful for quilting baby quilts. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Tonna Marroni
    September 7, 2017

    My favorite quilts to make are baby quilts because they are just plain fun. The whimsy of free motion quilting is perfect for baby quilts, but also for quilted pot holders, table runners, and lap quilts. One day I might have time to try it out on a larger quilt for my king size bed.

  • Bonnie
    September 7, 2017

    I enjoy making smaller quilts including lap quilts, wall hangings, and table runners. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Sue
    September 7, 2017

    I enjoy making smaller wall sized quilts. If I could learn free motion quilting I would be more inclined to make bed sized quilts!

  • Karin Callander
    September 7, 2017

    Well, it’s not intentional, for sure, but I seem to end up making queen and king sized quilts the most! And I never keep them!!! I am not at all confident or good about free-motion quilting, even though I faithfully read almost every single blog post of Lori’s….I usually just pick out a nice quilt run from EmbLibrary, and stick it on a thumb drive, pop it in the Babylock Destiny II, and go from there. Months later, quilting is finished and the binding goes on. Usually right before the quilt is due to be delivered.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win Lori’s book – it could only make my life easier!!

  • Emma Amundson
    September 7, 2017

    The quilts I make are usually lap or queen size.
    I just love being finding new ways to be creative with the fabric and design.

  • Emma Amundson
    September 7, 2017

    The quilts I make are usually lap or queen size.
    I just love finding new ways to be creative with the fabric and design.

  • sandy coggins
    September 7, 2017

    I am learning to free motion quilting… Not so easy for me… can not sew a straight line…

  • Althea Klosterman
    September 8, 2017

    I would love to have this book, I am finally trying my hand at machine quilting, I usually try to make a bed-size quilt once a year and then make as many quilts for Project Linus as I have time for this project.

  • Sandy
    September 8, 2017

    A longtime garment sewer, I started quilting when I retired. Recently bought a new machine with a wider throat area so I can machine quilt. Anxious to try free motion!

  • Barbara Korey
    September 8, 2017

    I make tiny to large and would love to learn fancier machine quilting.

  • Joan Palmer
    September 8, 2017

    I’ve always been a little afraid of free-motion quilting, but after viewing this video, can’t wait to try out this method!

  • Lynne Richardson
    September 8, 2017

    After watching your free-motion quilting video, I’m inspired to pull out my unfinished queen-sized quilt after more than twenty-five years. I quit working on it after trying to machine quilt in a disappearing-ink-drawn repetitious design. My wrists got sore after each session; I think I was too tense. Will try this time not to put so much pressure on my fabric as I guide it. Thank you for your dedicated, decades-long career and all the inspiration and helpful tips along the way. After reading your autobiography last year, I’m taking it upon myself to spread your coined word, “sewist” to my sewing friends. God bless you and your family; I’m praying for a miracle!

  • KayZee
    September 8, 2017

    I make 36 crib size quilts a year for Quilts for Kids, Inc., so I can truthfully say “crib size” is my most frequently sewn size!

  • Candyce Rude
    September 8, 2017

    I make all sizes of quilts, baby to King. However, I send anything bigger than a baby quilt out to someone else as I do not have the confidence to do it myself. I would love to win this book and practice for lap quilts. Love you and your show. I still have tapes from the 80s.

  • Phyllis Bates
    September 8, 2017

    I have done from mini quilts up to a queen size. I am most comfortable, though, with twin size or smaller.

  • Karen payton
    September 8, 2017

    I’m working on my frist quilt, it’s lap size!

  • Ann
    September 8, 2017

    This is just what I need. Last year I made my first quilt top and need to quilt it so I can enjoy it this winter. These designs look like something even I could accomplish.

  • Bridget
    September 8, 2017

    My favorite size quilt to quilt is about 36 by 36, wall hanging size. I have also quilted 2 twin size but only with diagonal lines or stitch in the ditch.

  • Kathy Dorn
    September 8, 2017

    I make all sizes from baby to king size. My favorite is baby quilts because they are quick. It would be nice to win this book for free motion quilting.

  • Linda Rupe
    September 8, 2017

    Twin size is my most common because it is what my kids like for watching television. It is also what most shelters ask for when donating.

  • Gina Ables
    September 8, 2017

    I haven’t made quilts, but do quilt fabrics to make purses. I think the free motion would look so good and I’d love to learn them. Thanks for the chance to win the book. I can’t wait to try this. Prayers for Nancy.

  • Susan Sych
    September 8, 2017

    I’ve only made baby-sized quilts so far (and only done stitch in the ditch). I’m just starting to learn free motion and would love to win this book!

  • Gina M
    September 9, 2017

    Since my machine quilter moved away (!), I have only worked on small projects: table runners, wall hangings, baby quilts. Like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, I need to find the ‘courage’ to tackle bigger projects. “Whatta they got that I ain’t got? Courage!” – or maybe just your Machine Quilting 1-2-3 book!

  • Rhonda D in KY
    September 9, 2017

    My boys keep giving me more babies so baby quilts are what I’ve made most. I have also made some wall hangings and placemats. Trying to work up the nerve to try something larger.

  • Jan
    September 9, 2017

    I’ve made queens for my family, twins for my grandchildren, and many baby quilts. I find I piece the fabric just to get to a beautiful canvas for free motion quilting on my Janome 8900!

  • Lori Foix
    September 9, 2017

    Mostly I work with queen sized quilts even though I am new to quilting and free motion. Free motion quilting is so much fun and I have a lot to learn yet.

  • Maritza Farr
    September 10, 2017

    I like to free-motion pebbles and wavy lines. They seem to come more natural in free-motion.

  • Reneé S.
    September 10, 2017

    My favorite size of quilt to do machine Quilt on is baby. I usually do straight stitching, but am trying to be brave and do more free motion quilting. Many baby Quilt tops are donated to my quilt Guild, so I volunteer to take the tops so I can practice free motion quiltIng. Practice, practice, practice!

  • Mary grace
    September 10, 2017

    I love sewing & tips are my favorite

  • Julie Kill
    September 12, 2017

    I make all sorts of quilt tops in all sizes. I would dearly like to quilt my own. I have many UFOs that are in need of finishing. A resource liek this would be wonderful to give me the knowledge to deal with large amounts of fabric in the throat of my machine!

    Thank you for bringing more ideas and resources to the general sewing public! Your work is phenomenal! and your tips are much appreciated!

  • Thunder
    September 14, 2017

    I make baby size, and queen size the most. Thanks for the chance at winning what looks to be a wonderful book. 😉

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  • Limbania Osredker
    September 14, 2017

    Throw and twin size are my favorite. Easy to quilt in a domestic sewing machine and big enough to cuddle and get comfy.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Tweela Houtekamer
    September 14, 2017

    Most of the quilts I have made have been Queen sized. But I have also made several twin sized quilts for baby quilts that can continue being used for many years.

  • JoAnn Leung
    September 14, 2017

    I love to create art quilts for wall hanging of various sizes. After that, it seems that baby quilts take over my time. (Grand baby #2 was just born so two quilts are planned.)

  • Heartland Honey
    September 14, 2017

    Although I prefer making lap/TV sized snuggle quilts I tend to make oversized queensized quilts as gifts.

    I make my teen autograph quilts throw size.

  • Juls
    September 14, 2017

    These days, my completed quilts are Quilt of Valor size. They are the only ones I seem to get finished! Notice I said completed- I have lots of different sized tops waiting and waiting…….but those QOV are a priority for me these days.

  • Patty Swatzell
    September 14, 2017

    I have been sewing and quilting several Quilts of Valor for people I know in my life. Started one for a neighbor that turned out Queen size as I made it to pertain to his life and now working on one for a guy I knew 50 years ago. I wrote to him in Viet Nam for couple years and recently found him to learn his service to his country turned into him being a fire fighter and later a police man so have incorporated that into his quilt this quilt is full size.

  • Marilyn
    September 14, 2017

    I just finished a border with the scalloped leaf. Turned out beautifully and oh so easy. I am making all sizes from minis to queen. Most often big lap size 75 x 80!

  • MaryLou
    September 14, 2017

    I mostly do twin or queen size quilts. I’ve appreciated Lori and Nancy’s valuable information to aid in my quilting.

  • Patricia Foht
    September 14, 2017

    I usually like to do smaller art quilts, but really mix it up with bed quilts and throws also. I usually do basic FMQ, but would love to learn how Lori quilts with such an even flow. I found it fascinating to watch her.

  • Shari
    September 14, 2017

    May your trip to heaven be as fast as a straight stitch with no zig zags. You have been our sewing angel on earth. Thank you so much for all you’ve taught us. I hope to see you at a quilting retreat in the sky someday. God Bless you.

  • Marla Brown
    September 14, 2017

    Most of mine are Queen to King size, and I quilt them on my domestic….learning a lot about free motion quilting here.

  • Debbie-do
    September 15, 2017

    The size I make the most of are lap quilts.

  • Maggie Nichols
    September 15, 2017

    I usually make a wall hanging version of a quilt design that I like! This is partly because I don’t need any more big quilts~no place to put them! But, mostly because there are so many I want to make and so little time! So, smaller sized wall hangings work out perfectly!

  • Pamela Wright
    September 17, 2017

    I usually make wall quilts and baby quilts. They’re easier for me to quilt than larger sizes, though I have quilted a queen size before.

  • QuiltShopGal
    September 19, 2017

    Hard for me to say what size of quilt I make most often, as it seems they vary so often. I just finished a king size plus, which is a bit rare for me, although I do make king size at least once a year. Guess I’d have to pick queen size as what I make most often.

    QuiltShopGal
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  • Debbie
    September 20, 2017

    Lately, my favorite size quilts have been table runners and seasonal wall hangings, because I can get a quick quilting and applique fix with these fast and fun projects!

  • Marie Kozma
    October 4, 2017

    I recently purchased a sewing machine with 12 inches between the motor and needle. With that much workspace I have been able to expand my quilting to just about any size! Freedom is a wonderful thing! Now I am hungry for patterns and eager to try them all. Thanks for presenting Lori Kennedy on your show. She really does make quilting easier than it looks and my results have been amazing!

  • Doreen Linehan
    November 1, 2017

    I make over-sized king quilts. Actually just one so far.

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