The Free Motion Quilting Project: Machine Quilt Open Flow - #455

Friday, November 20, 2015

Machine Quilt Open Flow - #455

It's finally Friday and time for some free motion quilting! I originally shared this quilting design in the Craftsy class Free Motion Fillers Vol 1 and I love the flowing, organic texture it creates on your quilts:

The texture really reminds me of Flowing Lines, but it's machine quilted more like McTavishing which means this free motion quilting design will be able to fit more places and be easier to quilt in the background of your quilts. Watch this new machine quilting video to see what I mean!

Now where will this machine quilting design work best in our quilts? I believe this design will work just about anywhere so long as it's not too small and complicated.
If I was quilting this design in the Heart & Feather Wholecloth, I wouldn't try to stick it into all the little fiddly spots in the interior of the quilt. I'd instead use it as the filler around the outer edge where it has more room to flow.

Open Flow will work even better larger scale with wide 6-7 inch long gaps. This will create a dramatic effect on the quilt surface and, even better, it will also cover huge amounts of space with every shape you stitch.

So what are you needing to quilt this week? Do you have several projects to finish in time for the holidays? Give Open Flow a try and see if this new design will help you knock out those projects with a super fast finish!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Love this one and it does remind me of Mctavishing! thanks for sharing.


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