The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 145 - Knit Stitch

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 145 - Knit Stitch

Once upon a time I used to knit constantly. I hardly ever actually finished any of my knitted projects, but I certainly did love to click needles in class and occasionally create a pair of socks or hat for friends and family.

For a long time I've tried to figure out a way to capture the look of knitting in a free motion quilting design. Here's my first try which I'm calling Knit Stitch:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
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Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This is a fairly easy design, but I found that it looks a lot better if you keep the rows of "v" shapes close together.

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This is a design that works from one edge of your quilting space to the other, so this is a design that will work really well in open areas, like your sashing.

Directional texture - 2 directions. If you space the rows out, you can definitely see a noticeable horizontal or vertical texture.

Suggestions for Use - You know what would be a cool project to make with this design? A small lap quilt, about the size of an alfgan. Stitch it with Knit Stitch and it will be like a knitted, quilted blanket all rolled into one!

Back of Knit Stitch

Feel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.

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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. A Sunshine Award is given to you for all the fun you bring into our lives.

  2. I Leah I have just discovered you blog, It is wonderful, you make it look so easy. Can you tell me what kind of maching you are using as your foot seems to allow you to see more clearly where you are gong next.

  3. Hi Lynn,

    The answers to your questions can be found under the Frequently Asked Questions area of the blog.

    I actually had to modify the foot, so definitely read the whole article at:

    Let's go quilt!

    Leah Day


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