The Free Motion Quilting Project: Super Easy Way to Quilt a Real Quilt

Monday, June 27, 2016

Super Easy Way to Quilt a Real Quilt

Last week I received my Quilty Box for June and was inspired by the included fabric to create a paper pieced quilt top. Click Here to find the free quilt pattern for Paper Airplanes!

Paper Airplanes Quilt Pattern and beginner video tutorial with Leah Day

This quilt has a lot of plain white background space and yes, I could have used dozens of filler designs to add more texture to the quilt. However, something about that plain notebook paper fabric got stuck in my head and I couldn't shake it.

Paper Airplanes Quilt Pattern and beginner video tutorial with Leah Day
When you get struck with a design inspiration please don't question it. There are always a million different ways you could quilt any quilt, but if only one way is speaking to you, follow THAT inspiration!

So I decided to fill the entire quilt with evenly spaced straight lines and to bend those lines around the triangles.

This texture is so subtle, but it really stands out because I used two layers of batting. Learn why I made these design and construction decisions in this new video:


Click Here to find the free Paper Airplanes Quilt Pattern.

What do you think of this simple design? Have you ever used multiple layers of batting in a quilt? Does paper piecing scare you or annoy you? Please share your experience in the comments below!

Let's go quilt!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. I never thought of two layers of batting. I can't imagine trying to quilt a bed-sized quilt with that, I have enough trouble fitting one layer through, but I like the idea of it being thicker.

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