The Free Motion Quilting Project: Learn how to Quilt Super Wobble! Design #485

Friday, August 18, 2017

Learn how to Quilt Super Wobble! Design #485

Thank you all so much for sharing your sweet comments and love over our 8th anniversary! It's wonderful to hear from you all and know that our videos are helping you master machine quilting. Today I have a new free motion quilting design tutorial that's super easy and fun. It's Super Wobble!

I really love SUPER designs like Super Wobble because it can quickly secure the layers of your quilt together with simple, open lines of quilting. If you're looking for more designs like this make sure to check out the quilting tutorials on Super Spiral, Super Triangle, and Super Star.

Learn how to machine quilt this design in this new quilting tutorial:

Would you like to see even more inspiring free motion quilting designs? Click Here to check out the Quilting Design Gallery which includes links to the 485 designs I've shared online so far.

Be inspired as you stitch with the book 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs. This beautiful picture book is filled with hundreds of designs that will help you finish your quilts with amazing texture.

Now let's learn more about quilting Super Wobble:

Difficulty level – Super Beginner. This is a very easy design to machine quilt. Begin in the center of your quilting space and quilt a simple amoeba-like shape. If you have a specific shape in mind like a flower, consider marking a few lines to guide you right at the beginning. After you quilt the beginning shape, all you have to do is echo around it as you spiral from the center.

The one thing that's kind of a pain when starting in the center is the thread tails. Make sure to keep the tails long so you can tie off and bury them in the middle layer of your quilt. Sometimes it'll take a few spins around the Super Wobble spiral before you're far enough away from the starting point to tie off and bury the thread tails.

Click Here to find a tutorial on securing your thread tails.

Design family – Center Fill. Designs like Super Wobble begin the center of your quilting space and radiate out. Filling from the center like this is nice when quilting a real quilt because the more you quilt, the easier it will feel because you'll have less and less quilt bulk in the arm of the machine.

Where do we quilt it? Designs like Super Wobble are made to fill blocks or quilts. I think this would look great quilted over an entire quilt to create a massive Super Wobble over the entire surface. This is very similar to how I used Super Spiral to quilt the Mega Star Quilt:

Imagine a huge Super Wobble stitched over your whole quilt! The best thing is you could quilt this entirely with walking foot quilting. This is one design that will work with both types of quilting and easily expand to fill your quilt quickly to simple, flowing texture.

Where do you think Super Wobble will look best? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. i've never machine quilted but recently upgraded my machine and matchstick quilting really intrigues hoping to acquire that skill at some point

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