Thursday, April 11, 2013

Interlocking Circles - A Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

Good morning all you free motion quilting enthusiast!  I have another little video for you today :)  This video walks you through the basics of creating an interlocking circles all over free motion quilt design.  It's sort of similar to pebbles with a twist.   Hope you enjoy :)  Oh, and it give you a little sneak peek at my the Moda Bake Shop tutorial I will be sharing tomorrow :)

Here is an example of the pattern :)




And here's the video :)


(Oh, and even though I say Feed Dogs Up in the video, I really mean Feed Dogs Down.  Oops.) 
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!



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15 comments:

  1. thanks for the great tutorial.

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  2. wow! great tutorial! you are a fantastic teacher!!

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  3. You said your feed dogs are up, is that correct? I thought they were always down, maybe this is a new technique..thanks for the great tutorial..

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  4. I thought I had that darn reply delete off, don't know how to fix that. my email is diannemitzel1@hotmail.com thanks...

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  5. Great tutorial. I love the circles and especially the ability to make them different sizes! I'm looking forward to seeing this on Moda's site tomorrow. One thought....is there any way to get the camera closer to your quilt so I can see and follow a bit closer?

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    1. Hi Vicki Lou. I am so glad you enjoy it. I have tried to get closer in the past but I use a tripod and every time I try to zoom in it gets blurry once it is transferred from the camera to the computer. Sadly, my camera is not the greatest. I will continue to work on it ;)

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  6. I like your quilting tutorials! Your quilt moves so easily under the needle. Do you use a Supreme Slider or something similar?

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  7. Awesome job Melissa!! I see you and I had a similar idea on using Comma. I'm looking forward to the tutorial. Your quilting tutorial was great!

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  8. This quilt is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the Moda Bake Shop tutorial tomorrow. I've marked my calendar to check back for sure!

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  9. Fun idea! I think I'd better come back when it's not past midnight here though, my head's hurting just thinking about how to do this, never mind watching the video...

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  10. That is a great idea. I'll definitely use it in the future.

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  11. Do you find that the quilting gloves give you a smoother 'push' under the needle? I have found that when I have attempted to wander into the great white shark of quilting that my motions are jerky and the result looks like... well I can't say in polite company...??? any idea?

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    1. I think the gloves do help to keep it smooth because you can move the quilt so much easier :) That and practice, always practice, practice, practice :)

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  12. That's a great little pattern: thanks for the idea and the tutorial. I especially like how you showed us how to do it by drawing it out. Hugs!!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa