Free Motion Quilting Videos: Loops and Pebbles {Sit Down Machine Quilting}

January 24, 2017

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready.” – Hugh Laurie

So with those wise words from actor Hugh Laurie, I ask you, are you ready to start practicing free motion quilting?

Now is the time to commit. Don’t wait any longer! This is your year.

I fully believe in diving into whatever you dream of doing.  Take risks.  Embrace failure.  Just try.

To give you the support you need, I’ve launched the first of 40 free motion quilting videos on YouTube to share my professional tips and tricks.  Be sure to subscribe to my channel on YouTube so you get a notification when I add a new video.

Here they are:

Be sure to join one of my Facebook group so you can share pictures of your FMQ.  Tag me!  I’d love to see your progress.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Susan Shaw January 24, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    What great advice! Even though my husband and I wanted children and were trying, I was not ready for motherhood. I was 25, a college graduate, and employed full-time. My husband was 32 and employed full-time on shift work. I had never changed a baby’s time or fed a baby. I had only been around a nephew and niece in a very limited capacity. What a shock! I was a fast learner in some arenas and a slow learner in others. Practice sure helped. Now at 65, I’m a grandmother acting as mother to a 3 year old. My son and his 3 year old daughter live with me. She has not seen her mother in 11 months. I haven’t pieced a quilt in over 3 1/2 years since my second husband died. I have taken a second class in FMQ. I thought I had done horribly. After I looked at it several months later, I was not as critical. I agree that practice in the key. Thank your for the gifts of the tutorials. I need some “me time” and this is a great way to start after everyone else is in bed.

  • Reply Allison Baum April 4, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Love your blog. I too am a mother 4 (ages 7 and under!). It’s A LOT. I’ve been quilting since I was in primary school…but I bought a nice quilting machine about a year ago and have really gotten back into it. I figured out that creating (sewing, weaving, knitting, etc) is the only therapy that consistently works to pull me out of funky moods. I don’t fully understand it but I use it all the time to cheer myself up. OK…break over, back to sewing!

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