The Free Motion Quilting Project: START HERE!


Are you new here?  Hi!  Welcome to the Free Motion Quilting Project!
I’m sure you have a lot of questions about what this project is, how it works, why I created it, and where to get started, so the easiest thing was just to make a video explaining it all in one go:

Are you looking for some truly creative free motion quilting designs? Click Here browse the entire collection!

Yes, I still publish new machine quilting videos every week. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you're the first to know when a new video is released.

365 Free Motion Quilting Designs book | LeahDay.comOne of the #1 questions quilters ask when learning about the Free Motion Quilting Project is "Where is the book of all the designs?"

It took a few years to write, photograph, and publish but here it is!

Click Here to find 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs, the largest collection of free motion quilting designs ever published. This is a beautiful picture book of hundreds of designs, organized by the day they were added to this blog.

If you're ever struggling to figure out what to stitch on your quilt, just flip through this book and you'll definitely find several designs to inspire you!

It's really fun to flip through the book, find a beautiful design, then watch the video to see how to free motion quilt it. I've made this very easy by organizing all the designs into galleries so you can easily find the original blog posts and videos. Click Here to find the Quilting Design Gallery.

Leah Day Quilt Along 2017
Since reaching my original goal of 365 free motion quilting designs, this blog project has changed dramatically. A few years ago we began hosting year-long Quilt Alongs which guided quilters through many quilting projects with weekly videos.

This year we're working on a beautiful mystery quilt that we're piecing and quilting together in the Machine Quilting Block Party. Each month a new block pattern is released so you can piece and quilt each one separately, then in December 2017 we're going to put all the blocks together and our mystery quilt will be revealed!

As you can see, my passion is teaching online. I really love digging into a project and explaining every step in detail. This is why in 2015 we began producing Video Workshops, online classes designed to walk you through every step of a quilting project.

We've created many video workshops that will help you build new skills as a quilter and create beautiful projects from start to finish. Click Here to learn more about the video workshops we offer.

Now I'm sure your wondering how to jump in and get started. I've shared so many quilting videos, designs, and patterns over the years that it's hard to know where to get started!

If you're brand new to free motion quilting and just getting started, the video workshop Free Motion Quilting Basics for Beginners was created especially for you. I explain how to set up your machine for free motion quilting, how to test your thread tension, and walk you through several practice exercises to get comfortable moving your quilt in free motion.

If you've already moved beyond the basics and you've been quilting for awhile then please join in the fun of the Machine Quilting Block Party and build your skills for quilt piecing and machine quilting. You can join this fun project anytime and jump right in to creating beautiful quilt blocks with us every single month.

So that should get you started! If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message on our website.

Let's go quilt!

Leah Day

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