The Free-Motion Idea Sampler

HI everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend!  I’ve been waiting to share a new release – The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler!  It is a companion piece to the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and the piecing directions for the sampler are now available as a download from C&T.  The sampler includes piecing directions for every block in the book, so it is a fabulous practice piece if you are looking to improve your quilting skills.  (And to make it a quicker sew, there are master cutting instructions included, so you can cut everything at once and then get sewing!)  I hope you all will piece it and quilt it along with me this fall on Facebook!





I quilted this on the BERNINA Q 24 and pieced it on my BERNINA 780.  To quilt each block, I chose a random pattern from the book – no rules – just whatever I felt like quilting each day.  I used Benartex’s Color Weave fabric and Aurifil 50 wt. thread for piecing and Aurifil monofilment (with 50 wt. in the bobbin) for quilting.  (There are suggested quilting plans organized by block in The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book.)
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I quilted many of the allover patterns from The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book in the borders.


I used Benartex Color Weave for the example and the SKUs are included in the pattern.  I’ll be sewing it again starting this September in Carina.  I’ve created a special Facebook group for this piece so we can share our progress. I hope you’ll join me if you are quilting along.



Happy quilting!


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5 thoughts on “The Free-Motion Idea Sampler

  1. You mentioned quilting on a Bernina Q24 but does the book also instruct for free motion quilting on the Bernina 780? If so, this looks like a wonderful book and companion pattern!

  2. I like the ideas for individual creativity in each block.

  3. […] and a framework of designs that can be adapted and used for them all. After working through it with the sampler add-on, I think it’s a pretty great way to grow in your skills and confidence. The idea is to be […]

  4. Hi Amanda,
    I’m not sure why, but the comments to your blog entries are posted to my bloglovin page as if they were entries that you wrote. Can you fix this? It has been occurring for a few weeks now and your blog is the only one with which it has happened. So I am assuming that it is something on your settings. Perhaps I am wrong, but could you check, please. Love getting your entries, just not all of the comments as headliners.

  5. Hi Amanda! I am having the same issue as Jeulz above. Comments to your blog show up for me as though they were posts. I cannot figure how tonfix this from my side. Can you fix it? Thanks so much!

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