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Learning to FMQ

For a few weeks I’ve been taking several free motion quilting classes on Craftsy.

Stippling is one of the most popular free motion quilting designs. In Leah Day’s class Free Motion Quilting A Sampler, she begins teaching you stippling /meandering by stitching wiggly “U” shapes. That simple piece of information was perfect for me. Writing the letter “U” was a skill I could easily repeat with my sewing machine.

Not fancy nor perfect, but all in all I’m happy with my first attempt with stippling on my modern cross table runner. Finished is better than perfect right? 🙂


Modern Cross TR


I made a couple of potholders to match the table runner and practiced stippling around the applique. Do you still have your first FMQ project?


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WIP Wednesday

I love starting new projects! I wish I loved finishing them just as much, it would certainly help empty out the many “new project” plastic containers I have in my sewing room. 🙂

I wanted a new table runner for November that had a simple modern look. The Greek Cross quilt block came to mind.

Creating the blocks were quick and easy.  We have a small dining area so three blocks will make the perfect table runner.  Best news I used fabric from my stash!!  Each block finishes at 12 inches square. I really love the brown background fabric.

Greek Cross Quilt Block

Greek Cross Quilt Block

Greek Cross Table Runner

Greek Cross Table Runner








I had so much fun creating the blocks for the table runner I dug out a couple of Alison Glass 2015 Sun Print charm packs and started creating blocks for a baby quilt! I was inspired by this tutorial from Faith at Fresh Lemons.

Greek Cross - Sun Print Baby Quilt

Greek Cross – Sun Print Baby Quilt










What did you work on today?

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