The Free Motion Quilting Project: 44. Learn how to Quilt Bloody Sawblades, Design #398

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

44. Learn how to Quilt Bloody Sawblades, Design #398

It's time to learn a new design! Today we're learning Bloody Sawblades:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

In the video today we're learning this design on a small scale, but if you'd like to learn how it works on a larger scale make sure to check out the Craftsy class Free Motion Fillers Volume 1. In that class we stitch all designs on a larger, bed quilting scale so if that's what you're wanting to do, that class will be right up your alley!

So why such a gory name for this pretty design? Well, there's something about a name like this that sticks in your head. I've found from experience that the more you remember a design and think about it, the more likely you will be to try it when you're quilting.

Or...I might have that whole idea backwards and I've just grossed you out so badly you'll never want to try it!

Either way, let's at least give it a shot with this video tutorial:

So really this is just a combo of Sawblades and Swirling Water so if either parts of this design are confusing or tricky, you might want to stitch out both of those designs first, then see if putting them together is a bit easier.

Now it's been one of those days where I've run around town, gotten photos taken, eaten lunch with a great friend, and in just a bit I'll take James to see a movie. I think between now and then, I'm going to hand stitch some hexies in the sun.

Let's go quilt!



  1. That is a fabulous name! The goorier the better, LOL! I will remember this design for sure!!!
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  2. Ha ha the name of the design made me laugh. I like it though and I love scary movies sooo : )

  3. When I saw the photo in my email, my first thought was Starry Night...reminds me of the Vincent Van Gogh painting!

  4. Since my hubby almost cut his thumb off recently with a circular sawblade I can easily relate to this "bloody" design (with horrible flashbacks!). Actually, 'bloody' means different things in other countries. In the UK it's used as an expletive to mean "something you feel strongly about". The British use "bloody" as part of their everyday language. Thanks for your fantastic tutorials. You're so easy to understand. I enjoy all your videos! You're terrific!!!


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