Thursday, June 27, 2013

Stars and Loops - A Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

Yup,  I have another little video for you today :)  This video walks you through the basics of creating a stars and loops all over free motion quilt design.  It's perfect for little boy quilts, especially those projects that have a bit of cowboy flair.   Hope you enjoy :)

Here is an example of the pattern :)


And here's the video :)


Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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17 comments:

  1. I just watched your tutorial. I'm only learning how to FMQ and I found how you drew the pattern out on paper first very helpful. Thankyou!

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  2. Is that your first sample? Looks good...how does it feel on a big machine???

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  3. great tutorial. thanks. i'm new to FMQ, the top looks wonderful, the bottom has lots of loose threads.

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  4. Great tutorial thank you. I am trying to learn but very much a newbie with no clue what I am doing.

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  5. I like doing stars and loops on the long arm like this :-)

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  6. I read your blog just in the nick of time. I'm about to quilt my Trip Around Texas, and you have given me the idea--and the tutorial to go with it--of just what I need to do.

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  7. thankyou so much--will be trying this very soon!

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  8. Thanks for the inspiration. I am learning new ideas and this is very helpful, thank you! Therese.

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  9. I'm loving these videos Melissa! Your faux cathedral video gave the courage to finally tackle it on my daughters lap quilt :)

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  10. Ahh.....that looks easy. I am sure I will use this as a "quick quilting" design for when I don't want to just stipple.

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  11. Thank you so much for the tutorial, Melissa. I will try it. You make it look so easy. It's also nice to put a voice with your face. :) I admire your work and balance of sewing and family. You are so inspiring! Have a good weekend!

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  12. That looks great. I can't wait to try that on my new-to-me long arm.

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  13. Stopping by to mention I actually used this tutorial this summer on a quilt for a dear friend and I finally blogged about it here:

    http://quilti.com/star-spangled-squares-american-flag-easy-quilt/

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  14. I'm enjoying the tutorials immensely. This is a new technique for me. I love learning new ideas and ways to dress up the finished quilt with another layer.

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  15. All your Loops look fabulous and thanks for sharing it. Here are many types of Free Video Loops available.

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

Melissa