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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Sundance Sampler – revitalized

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A question on The Free-Motion Idea Book/Sampler Facebook Group yesterday that I had not posted that BERNINA is bringing back my Sundance Sampler that I designed exclusively for them.  They asked me ro revise the SKUs using Carina, which is in stores now, and these SKUs, as well as the directions, are available to U.S. BERNINA dealers.  And (hint, hint) there might just be something to go along with all of this when automation for the Q 24 comes out!

Anyway, I’ve planned out three color stories this time.

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I’m normally partial to aqua, but I think I’ll sew the pink this time for a change .  What do you think?

Thanks for letting me share!

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler Facebook Group

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Hi guys,

This is just a quick note to say that our Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler Facebook group is up and running!  We will be sewing and quilting a few blocks each week this fall.  This is a super-easy sew (for goodness sake the wedding ring is appliqué) that will get you practicing free-motion fast, so it is really fun!  People are sewing in all sorts of fabrics – I’m sewing mine in Carina.  SKU info is in the group feed.

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FMQIdea Book Fabrics

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My good friend Cherry Guidry, of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studios, is sewing along with us using her Soul Blossoms fabrics.   I love sewing with friends!

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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