The Free Motion Quilting Project: Let's Quilt a Spooky Spider Web!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Let's Quilt a Spooky Spider Web!

Are you needing as super spooky quilting design for Halloween? I've got awesome quilting tutorial for you today on the Grace Qnique on how to quilt Spiderweb!

Click here to learn more about the Grace Qnique 14+, the machine I'm using in this video. If you live in the US, don't forget to call the company and mention Leah Day said Hello My Quilting Friends to get a nice discount on your order.

As you can tell from the video, I'm using bobbin thread work to quilt a funky, glittery spiderweb on black fabric. I've put silver Razzle Dazzle thread in the bobbin and wound Isacord thread on the top of the machine. Click Here to find another tutorial on bobbin thread work.

When quilting with thicker threads in the bobbin, I don't adjust my bobbin tension, but do adjust the tension on the top thread a bit higher to pull the bobbin thread tight so it holds firmly to the surface of the quilt.

Bobbin thread work is more like couching and you will see your top thread looping over the bobbin thread to hold it in place. I like matching white or sterling Isacord thread with silver Razzle Dazzle so it blends in with the decorative thread.

Quilting Spiderweb on this simple black quilt sandwich went very quickly and after finishing the bouncy spiral I set my quilts in a hoop so I could decorate the house for Halloween. Click here to learn more about Hoop Quilts!

There are many other awesome ways to use Spiderweb in your quilts and give them that touch of creepy texture that they need. I hope this video has inspired you to give bobbin thread work a try and see how it works to quilt with thicker threads in your bobbin.

If you're looking for more funky fall designs, don't forget to check out the Pumpkin Patch tutorial here.

Looking for more Sit Down Quilting Sunday videos? Click Here to find them all!

Wishing you could see this design quilted on a regular home sewing machine? Click Here to find the original tutorial.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Best spider web I've ever seen. Total #CreativeGoodness. Thanks for the inpiration and the excellent tutorial.


  2. I just love your version! One of the best I've ever seen.


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