Let's Machine Quilt! Part 3: Free-Motion Magic video
Let's Machine Quilt! Part 3: Free-Motion Magic
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Are you ready to learn how to finish your own quilts at home instead of hiring long-arm services? In this Learn, Make, Create! episode, part 3 of our Let's Machine Quilt series, expert Sherry Duncan will take you step by step through learning basic free-motion quilting.

She will demonstrate how to drop your feed dogs, use gloves or other grippers to help you move the fabric under the free-motion foot, and stitch a variety of lines with free-motion quilting including straight, curved, wavy, serpentine, pebbles and more.

The final step in this episode is to learn how to square up your stitch-book blocks to make a sampler book for your own reference.

Sampler Book Materials List (per page -- make as many pages as desired)
  • 2 (8" x 8") pieces dark-colored 100% cotton fabric
  • 1 (8" x 8") piece batting
  • Contrasting thread
Note: Use a 1-inch split ring to join book pages together