Free-Motion Machine Quilting with Molly Hanson
The most common free-motion quilting technique is stippling. Its versatility, light texture, and ability to blend and not compete with the piecing make it a favorite among quilters. If you’ve been hesitant to learn this technique, fear not! Learn and use Molly’s muscle memory technique to master this first of many free-motion quilting options.
Loop de Loops and Handwriting
What free-motion design should we stitch first? Where should do we start? These are questions that you might ask. Molly’s answer is, “Start by stitching your name or a favorite word!” The basic loop de loop design—just like cursive—allows you the freedom to incorporate words into free-motion quilting designs.
Pebbles and Chains
Pebbles and Chains consist of a space filled with as many touching circles as possible. Pebbles can fit just about anywhere. Even a single row of pebbles, called a chain of pearls, can be beautiful in small spaces.
10 Free-Motion Quilting Techniques, Plus 15 Projects
In Molly’s book, Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, learn how to:
- Set up your machine for free-motion quilting; no technique is left out.
- Begin by learning how to quilt your name, because soon you’ll be signing unique works of art.
- Master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting by working on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces.
- Confidently stitch 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander, swirls, and woodgrain.
- Take your skill to new heights as you quilt 15 practical projects to enhance your daily life, such as a table-top organizer, table runner, tote bag, weekender bag, and laptop sleeve.
Watch Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online.
The randomly selected winner a copy of the new book, 101 Renegade Sewing & Quilting Tips, from Nancy’s Notions is K S Harlin.
Her comment is, “I love these tips. One I can suggest is to use a Command metal hook and adhere it to your sewing machine. Then hang a small pair of scissors on it for handy use to clip threads, etc.”
Read all the reader submitted tips in the comment section of this 101 Renegade Sewing & Quilting Tips blog post.
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