Free Motion Quilting
Learn more about quilting your own quilts on your home sewing machine!
Free motion quilting is one of the most freeing, wonderful ways to finish your quilt. Not only do you get to cover the quilt with fun designs, you also get to finish the quilt with your own personal signature and style.
Unfortunately many beginners have been convinced they can't quilt unless it's on a huge, longarm sewing machine set up on a rail system. This is simply not true! For the record, you can quilt even king sized quilts on your home sewing machine. As long as it's good enough to piece, it's good enough for free motion quilting.
If you're new to free motion, you might want to read my Introduction to Free Motion Quilting article to familiarize yourself with the free motion darning foot you use instead of a walking foot.
Next, improve your stitch quality and precision with the article: 5 tips for Beginning Free Motion Quilters.
Keeping your lines consistent distances apart is a big deal for most quilters. You literally have to learn how to "draw" with your sewing machine needle. Learn how to master using your hand as a guide in this video on maintaining consistent lines.
A lot of quilters struggle with quilting quilts on domestic sewing machines. I've found that you can greatly improve your free motion quilting ability simply by improving your sewing machine setup.
Having your machine on a flush table and against the wall can only do so much. There are also many tools and supplies which can make free motion quilting even big quilts much easier. Learn more about these tools and notions with this video demonstration.
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