Free-Motion Quilting Ideas: How to Quilt Hearts Free Tutorial

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Hi there everyone.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought I’d make up another free PDF tutorial and video for you guys.  This one is on how to quilt hearts!  I love quilting hearts because they are very forgiving and have a lot of movement.

Here are some examples of hearts from portions of my Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler.  (You can join the Facebook group for the Sampler, Book, and App where we talk quilting here.)

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I like to put pebbles in the areas between the hearts to fill in any awkward gaps and add interest.

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And here is a video so you can see how I actually quilted these out on the BERNINA Q 24…

Before I had the Q 24 I quilted this on my BERNINA domestic machine all the time so you CAN do this!

If you are like me you like to have a visual reference close by while you are quilting, so I also made you a free handout.  To get the pdf delivered to your inbox click here or on the graphic below. (But don’t worry, if you are already on my list for updates it won’t send you a duplicate emails – it just needs your email to send the pdf.)

I hope you all have lovely holidays!

Amanda

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The Free-Motion Quilting Idea App!

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Oh my goodness the day has finally come when I can say that my Free-Motion Quilting Idea App has launched! Pinching myself! Then pinching myself again! It is a companion piece to the book and the sampler of the same name and it is all new in the App Store for your iPad and iPhone. (An android version is to follow – I don’t have a date yet.)

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The Free-Motion Quilting Idea App on the iPad

 

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The Free-Motion Quilting Idea App on the iPhone

 

As many of you know, The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book is a reference tool – to keep by your machine and spark your imagination. It is comprised of drawings that show you, step-by-step, how to form many different free-motion patterns and then apply them to blocks, sashing, and borders. It is a reference tool to keep by your machine, really. If you can do just a few free-motion patterns you CAN do custom-style quilting. I really believe that. If I can do it you can too!

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The App builds further expands that concept, showing you step-by-step through, through animation and video, how to form the basic allover designs that all the designs in the book were based upon. In the app you can actually see each of the allover patterns animated and many of them stitched out by me on the BERNINA Q Series!

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On the app you can actually see this paisley design being drawn out!

 

Or you can watch me quilt it on a video…
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I want to thank for C&T and BERNINA for making this project a reality. Seriously, I could have never ever done with with the help and support of these fantastic companies. All the filming was done at BERNINA USA headquarters in Chicago with an amazing and the entire thing was put together by the wonderful people at C&T Publishing, who had the vision to believe in the project in the first place.  And I want to thank you guys out there for your enthusiastic reception of The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book – quilters are amazingly creative and generous people.

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To find the App you can search the App store or use my affiliate link by clicking here.

 

If you are interested in being part of my Facebook group for people who are getting inspiration from the book, app, and/or the companion sampler, please join us!

I hope you really love the App!

Happy New Year and happy quilting!

Amanda

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Wrapping up the Modern Elegance coloring book blog hop

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Note: The winner of the copy of Modern Elegance from this post is Lisa, who likes bright navy.  The winner of the Brewer blog hop stop is Amanda, who likes colors and polka dots.  The winner of the APQ stop is the super-organized Anne, who has made 30 gingerbread pockets, among other things .  Congratulations!  (All other winners will be announced on the respective blogs.) 

Hi guys,

It is the last day of the Modern Elegance coloring book blog hop.   I hope you’ve enjoyed following along!  Today is my turn to give away a book…

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Okay, I have to confess I’m not a great colorer.  (Happily, coloring is not a skill that is required when quilting.)  I’m not very good at staying in the lines so I quickly switched from markers to colored pencils to hide my mistakes!  This made it much more fun!

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And then I discovered that, once I colored, I could recolor things in photoshop really quickly.  Whoopeeeeeee!

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For the final chance to enter to win an ebook, leave me a comment on this post telling me YOUR favorite color!  One entry per person please and the deadline is end of day this Sunday the 13th.

Special thanks to  C&T Publishing, Benartex, The Little Red HenAmerican Patchwork & QuiltingSarah Vedeler DesignsBrewer SewingGeneration Q MagazineQuiltmaker, and Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio for hosting the hop.  I so appreciate it!  I hope everyone has happy  and healthy holidays!

Amanda

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