When you're done piecing a quilt, do you often wonder how to finish it with free-motion quilting? Discover how to fill setting triangles, blocks, and borders with a variety of traditional and modern quilting designs, divided into chapters by style: Lines and Squiggles, Curves and Pebbles, Swirls and Feathers, and Just for Fun. This is a must-have book and lifelong reference for any quilter's library. Gain confidence as you follow the arrows and see how to fill a confined space with continuous-line quilting motifs that are adaptable to blocks, triangles, and borders Discover which designs will work best before you sew by practicing your quilting; trace the designs with your finger or on tracing paper Whether you use a long-arm or home sewing machine, you'll enjoy quilting the wide variety of designs
Doodle quilting has taken the quilt world by storm - and now there are 180 more doodle designs for you to enjoy! In this sequel to the best-selling book 180 Doodle Quilting Designs, you'll learn to trace a doodle and then draw it freehand. By the time you start free-motion quilting, your eyes, hands, and muscles recognize the design, and all these parts work together to create the doodles in thread. Design sets for quilt blocks, borders, and corners include lines, waves, squiggles, loops, curves, pebbles, swirls, curls, feathers, flowers, and fun whimsical motifs. With an introductory section to set up quilters for success, there's never been a better time to discover this fun way to machine quilt.
Cheryl Malkowsi makes it easy to free-motion quilt by mastering your doodling skills! In her beginner’s guide to continuous-line quilting designs, learn how to select the right shapes to get where you need to go; sometimes the hardest part is figuring out where to quilt next. Squiggles, swirls, flowers, feathers…learn which are best for confined spaces and which work better traveling across your quilt. Gain confidence in your ability to draw basic shapes, then learn how to put them together into over a hundred all-over quilting designs. Includes drawing exercises and tips for transferring designs from paper to fabric.
Be fearless with your free-motion quilting! This intermediate-level guide is filled with 92 modern quilting designs for borders, blocks, and fillers—many are continuous-line. These fun, freeform shapes and lines give an imaginative spark to any quilt. Pebbles, waves, vines, and finials are just a few things that inspire Bethany Pease’s hip and doodly designs. Quilting diagrams show you how to put designs together for the best effect. Bethany runs a long-arm business and doodles every chance she gets. She’ll also show you how to spot interesting patterns wherever you look to translate into your quilting.
Cut strips from your stash or gather your favorite precuts to make fabulous strip quilts that shine! Each pattern will inspire you with its remarkably versatile look and scrappy style, easily achieved with simple strips. 60 stunning strip quilts at a great value--just pennies per pattern Choose from sizes ranging from wall hangings and baby quilts to bed-sized quilts, all by top designers Includes projects for beginners and experienced quilters in a variety of attractive patchwork styles
Give your quilts the fancy finish they deserve with more than 60 lively continuous-line quilting designs from quilting pro Sheila Sinclair Snyder. Learn to stitch free-form spirals, feathers, flowers, bubbles, leaves, cables, and much more. Sheila shows you how to combine individual motifs into fluid designs for quilting blocks, borders, sashing, and all over the quilt. All designs work equally well on home sewing machines, mid-arm, and long-arm quilting machines, or for hand quilting. Try each motif in three versions: simple, more involved, and fabulously over the top! Also included is a bonus quilt project that¿s perfect for practicing new quilting designs.
A refreshingly new approach to free-motion stitching, First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli allows you to make something beautiful while improving your free-motion quilting skills. It features 24 simple projects and quilts that are light on assembly so you can spend most of your time stitching. You ll learn the basics, pick a project, and start stitching. A handy troubleshooting guide ensures success every step of the way."
Whip up a quilt today for a baby shower, birthday, holiday, or just to bring a smile to Baby's face! These 13 fabulously fast and delightfully simple quilts for little ones are bright, adorable, and super easy to make. Share the love with cuddly traditional and modern patterns by today's top quilt designers.
Stuck in a quilting rut? Stop dawdling and start doodling! Get inspired to machine quilt that unfinished top with an astounding two hundred and fifty new designs from best-selling Doodle Quilting author Cheryl Malkowski. Dozens of free-motion ideas for quilting individual blocks--plus themed motifs, allover designs, and sashing and border patterns--mean you'll find a new freedom in traveling across the quilt. So change your tune from just getting it done to quilting up some fun!
Discover how to machine quilt creative designs the easy way. More than 60 striking quilting motifs are at your fingertips in this comprehensive visual guide to free-motion machine quilting. Lori Kennedy takes you through each step of the process with easy-to-understand instructions and a multitude of clear, close-up photos so you won't miss a stitch. Learn to quilt dozens of unique and clever motifs, including flowers, animals, zigzags, swirls and twirls, and much more Give your next project that irresistible pop of texture you've been looking for--many of these designs aren't found in other quilting books Convenient lay-flat spiral binding makes the instructions easy to follow while you quilt