Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy: 186 Designs from 8 Simple Shapes

Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy: 186 Designs from 8 Simple Shapes

Turn simple lines into fabulous designs! Start with basic loops, ovals, diamonds, triangles, and other familiar shapes and pair them in unique combinations to create dozens of block-based designs.

Step-by-step instructions, practice exercises, and loads of hints and tips make it easy to achieve great results. Now you can create your own quilting designs–they don’t have to be complicated or intricate to be effective!

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  • Barbara Rhoades "Jackie of all Trades" says:
    42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great teaching manual for free motion quilting, November 1, 2009
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    Barbara Rhoades “Jackie of all Trades” (O’Fallon, MO USA) –
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    This review is from: Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy: 186 Designs from 8 Simple Shapes (Paperback)
    This book has lots of great tips on how to get started quilting your own quilts. Reading the section on Free-Motion Quilting Basics you will find tips such as using the right foot (and that doesn’t mean the one on the floor!), thread tension, how to secure your starting thread, hand position and quilting gloves. While this only covers a few of the tip, they are good ones to start with.

    Ms. Larkin also provides exercises for you to try out your newly learn techniques. We all know that the word here is PRACTISE! By using simply shapes, she shows you how to create intricate patterns that will add that special touch to your quilt top. There are eight basic shapes and once you have those down, the sky is the limit.

    Once you have learned the shapes, then you can use the handy chart to find the page that has that combination. This tells you which one to create first and the pages individual designs can be found on which tells you where to start and the direction to sew. There are extra tip boxes throughout the book that are highlighted in soft yellow boxes with dashed lines around it.

    There is a section of the book that covers what and where to quilt and has graphics to help explain the techniques. And a section is a gallery of quilts that show the whole quilt and “exploded” sections so you can see more of the detail. The last two pages provide a Troubleshooting chart. If you want to learn to quilt your own quilts with free-motion designs, this would be a great book to use.

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  • Winwood "Winwood" says:
    41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Most Helpful Free Motion Book I’ve Seen, February 25, 2009
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    Winwood “Winwood” (Lakeland, FL) –

    This review is from: Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy: 186 Designs from 8 Simple Shapes (Paperback)
    I love this book! It is the most helpful and detailed book I’ve seen on free-motion quilting. As a fairly new quilter, the in-depth instructions and illustrations have really assisted me in my quilting. The step-by-step method illustrated here makes me look like a pro!

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  • Louise P. Frack "Quilting Hopeful" says:
    36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great book for the novice free-motion design quilter, March 9, 2009
    This review is from: Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy: 186 Designs from 8 Simple Shapes (Paperback)
    Easy to understand set-up and preparation of each block for free-motion design. The many illustrations show how to meld designs as well as arrows to show the path of the needle for the chosen design. There are suggestions on design to use for different shapes as well as areas that might not need quilting. The narrative is detailed and easy to follow.

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