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Are you new here?  Hi!  Welcome to the Free Motion Quilting Project!
 
I’m sure you have a lot of questions about what this project is, how it works, why I created it, and where to get started, so the easiest thing was just to make a video explaining it all in one go:


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I mentioned a lot of different things in this first video, so here's a list of links you might be interested in checking out first:


Leah Day - Learn more about the gal that started the Free Motion Quilting Project.

Karen McTavish - Learn more about the awesome quilter who inspired Leah and her design called McTavishing.

Stippling, Pebbling, or Paisley - Learn about the three other most popular quilting designs.

Release Your Light - Check out close up photos of this quilt and read the story about why it was created.

Beginner Level Book and DVD - Enjoy a handy reference guide of designs right next to your sewing machine and watch how to quilt thirty designs from the book on your TV screen rather than online.



If you're just starting free motion quilting, you're probably wondering about how to get started, what settings to use on your machine, and how to make it easier to quilt your quilts.  

Here's another video that covers all the basics:


Again we covered a lot of ground with this video, so here's another list of links you might want to check out for more information:

How to modify your free motion quilting foot, or fit a generic foot to your machine.
 
How to hide your loose threads inside your quilt.
 
Read more about the free motion quilting tools Leah mentioned in the video.

Read more about the Free Motion Quilting Basics for Beginners DVD that covers all the basics of free motion quilting.

Have a question not covered in either video?  Click here to check out the frequently asked questions page.


Now that you've gotten a good introduction to the project, you might be interested in how to use the designs from the project in your quilts.

Each design from the project is stitched into a 4 inch square.  This is meant to showcase the design and explain exactly how to quilt it in free motion.

But it doesn't mean that the only thing you can do is stitch squares! 

Here's a video explaining how to use the designs in different areas of your quilt, and how to stitch them on different scales so you can make the designs big for a bed quilt or small for a wall hanging or show quilt:



Here's a list of places to go for more information about what was covered in this video:


All Over Quilting - Learn how to cover your quilt with one design stitched on a large scale.

Section Quilting - Learn how to stitch multiple designs over different areas of your quilt

Another important point to note is the fact that the Free Motion Quilting Project was not published in any particular order.  I simply publish the designs as they come to me!

So if you decide to follow along with the project, it's probably a good idea to start with the Beginner Level Designs first.


Please feel free to use any and all of these designs in your quilts.  They are meant to be used and enjoyed.  Don't believe me?  Check out the copyright page right here.

If you'd like to stay up to date with the latest designs being published, make sure to sign up for our free newsletter.  You'll get weekly updates emailed every Wednesday morning with details about the latest designs and articles posted on the project:



Don’t forget to stay connected via facebook and twitter for daily updates!
 
And if you use the designs in your quilts, make sure to take a photo and share!  Share your photos on the Free Motion Quilting Project Flickr Group.

Would you like to know when I'm teaching quilting classes in person?  Sign up below so you are the first to know when and where classes are being held! 


Now let's go quilt!

Leah Day