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

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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Quilting BERNINA-Style: Swirl Feathers at We All Sew

Hi everyone!
I hope you had wonderful holidays. This is just a short post today to tell you that I’m guest-posting over at We All Sew today on Friday (sorry – change of plans!) with a free step-by-step quilting tutorial there and below. Last month when I visited I could tell from comments there was a lot of interest in learning how to quilt feathers – so today I have an easy and forgiving variation of a feather for you. It is one of my favorites – a swirl feather!

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This swirl feather is quilted on a red print for my Sparkle line for Benartex (shipping in March/April) in Aurifil 50 wt. thread on my lovely BERNINA Q24.

You can get step-by-step instructions for quilting a swirl feather by clicking here or on the picture below and you can see more pictures and a few videos by visiting We All Sew on Friday!

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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Free-Motion Quilting Ideas: How to quilt a holly leaf!

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a lovely holiday season.  I was playing on Q24 yesterday and stumbled on something really fun I thought I’d share with you.  Quilting free-motion holly leaves!

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Holly leaves, quilted on the BERNINA Q24

Oh my gosh… it is so much fun!  And you don’t have to be an expert to do it since leaves are pretty forgiving.  (I used my Sparkle line for Benartex and Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread.)

I made a video for you guys…

But 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.)

I hope you all have lovely holidays!

Amanda

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