81 Tips on Free-Motion Quilting and Thread Sketching Techniques - free eBook

23 May 2012

You've heard the old adage "practice makes perfect," right? The same goes for free‑motion stitching. It takes time, patience, and commitment to get those stitches smooth and even, and your quilt motifs to look impeccable.

In this free eBook, our most popular, we've added 14 new tips to help you learn how to thread sketch or improve the skills you already have.

In Free-Motion Machine Quilting Techniques: 81 Tips for Free-Motion Quilting, Thread Sketching and Quilting Motifs, three highly respected quilt artists, Frieda Anderson, Robbi Joy Eklow, and Susan Brubaker Knapp share their knowledge and expertise for successful free‑motion quilting and thread sketching.

Frieda starts by explaining the machine quilting supplies you need and gives you a free-motion quilting tutorial on basic quilting motifs. Once you've practiced with those, she introduces you to some more complex machine quilting patterns and shows you how to incorporate these quilt motifs into a design.

Next, Robbi Joy Eklow offers her own perspective on machine quilting techniques, revealing her favorite machine quilting supplies, her machine quilting patterns, and her tips for machine quilting success. Robbi also shows how using variegated thread in your free-motion quilting can enhance the quilting motifs and make the entire quilt design pop.

Detail of thread sketching on
"Magic Beans,"
by Susan Brubaker Knapp.
Finally, Susan Brubaker Knapp shows you how to use free-motion stitching for thread sketching, which is like using the needle like a pencil to draw designs and add shading. Her added tips will really help you become a free-motion stitching master!

You'll find a lot of useful information for how to machine quilt in this booklet. Download Free-Motion Machine Quilting Techniques: 81 Tips for Free-Motion Quilting, Thread Sketching and Quilting Motifs now, for free, and keep it near your sewing machine as a handy reference guide.



Do you have friends who would like to improve their free-motion quilting and thread sketching skills? Forward this link to them so they can download their own copy of Free-Motion Machine Quilting Techniques: 81 Tips for Free-Motion Quilting, Thread Sketching and Quilting Motifs.


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