Thursday, October 11, 2012

Beginner's Guide to Free Motion-Quilting Blog Tour + Giveaway


I am so excited to be reviewing Natalia's first book. Natalia is a beloved friend, renowned quilter and talented author. Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting is a realistic approach to entering the world of machine quilting, complete with meticulous detail and well-crafted diagrams. For those wondering about machine quilting, this is a must have.


If you have ever shied away from quilting on your own (who hasn't), this book is the right tool to give you the confidence to free-motion quilt from on home machine. The book starts with the basics, thread selection, required tools to free-motion quilt on your home machine and assembling your quilt.

Once you are prepared to begin the quilting process, Natalia takes you from simple to ornate. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.


Natalia has deemed quilting a family affair and I couldn't agree more. My journey as a crafter started early. I grew up living in the country with little to do and not much TV to watch. My granny taught me to crochet the chain stitch at Christmas when I was five years old. I would sew skeins and skeins of thread in just the chain stitch. When I was seven she taught me to do the single crochet and by 10 years old I was reading patterns, making afghans, stockings and booties for anyone that would let me. I took a sewing class in middle school but didn't get the hang of it quick enough. I was finally able to muster the patience to embrace quilting at 25 and have been hooked since.


Quilting is a family affair both off and online. The rich online community of crafters and quilters inspires my business and has sparked friendships across the country and the world. This industry is a unique one and I'm so glad that Fat Quarter Shop is a part of it.


Be sure to follow along with the rest of the tour for more fun. There will be a giveaway on each stop, so don't miss out!

As for our giveaway, one of you lucky Jolly Jabber readers will be winning a copy of Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting! Comment below letting us know if you are itching to try free-motion quilting on your home machine. Giveaway will close 10/17 and the winner will be announced here on 10/18. Good luck!

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Gill said...

I'd love to try FMQ on my machine! I've only done straight line quilting!!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 11, 2012. Thanks again.

~Kelie~ said...

I have tried FMQ a couple times, I would love to learn more! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mimi Becky said...

I am recently retired and so very much want to learn how to do free-motion quilting. I have tried a bit on my own, but find it so challenging....I need help!!

Nicole Michelle Gray said...

I really want to learn how to free motion so bad.

thecalicocorner said...

I am itching to try FMQ!!! I'm so tired of stitch in the ditch!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I do try to FMQ on my machine, but can use all the help I can get!! I would love a copy of this book..thanks!

Sandy D said...

I am looking forward to reading through this book.I would like to become better at FMQ on my home machine. I have done simple things like straight line and meandering.Now it is time to move on to more.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I would love to try FMQ on my domestic sewing machine. I have never sent my quilts to be quilted by anyone, so machine quilting is the challenge I need to take! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melinda said...

I've only recently worked up the courage to try FMQ on my machine. I need so much direction!

Tong said...

I've done FMQ on my home machine a couple of times before and had a horrible experience, but I'm dying to try it again, hopefully properly this time.

Tatkis said...

It looks like a perfect book!
I just started my travel to the world of quilting and enjoying it!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Willa said...

I have done a bit of free motion quilting but would love to know and do more!

Kristan said...

I've just started playing with FMQ. I definitely need some help and hand-holding. Thanks for the chance to win!

sndy1 said...

I would love a copy of this book to help me with my FMQ. Thanks!

Amy said...

I've tried FMQ on my machine at home! I just need to practice to get better at it!

Crescent Moon Mama said...

I have done a small simple quilt but I would love to try something larger. This book would be a great help!

drmithome said...

I am so ready to start learning FMQ.

Sew Simple Life said...

I am DYING to try FMQ on my machine. I've just finished my first real quilt top and I'm going back and forth about buying a free motion foot for my machine.

Anita said...

I would absolutely love to do more FMQ on my machine...I need to learn a bit more though. Thanks for a chance to win.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

LOL...I am so itchy; it is driving me crazy!! I am trying to learn FMQ, but it is a battle for me. I have hand quilted for over 25 year; hard to break out of it...lol

thanks for this chance

wonkeybobbin said...

I tried a couple times - but am not really happy with the results. I could use any help or advice :)

Kathleen OGrady said...

I am in dire need to learn how to FMQ. I have 3 quilts that I have not finished because I am afraid I will totally mess them up when I try to FMQ. Would love to have that book.

paulette said...

Oh man do I NEED this book!! Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Laurel said...

I would love a copy of this book. Yesterday I finally branched out from stitch in a ditch and machine quilted a few spider webs on my Halloween wall hanging.

This book looks amazing!

kay said...

Yes, I've got the itch, big time! Have been working on it this year by way of SewCalGal's FMQ Challenge. This book looks like the perfect guide.

Jenny Larking said...

I have only been quilting for a few months and I love it. I have done stitch in the ditch using a walking foot and now have mastered the stipple well enough to take the plunge. It's not perfect but you have to dive in at some point. I now need to try other stitches and this book sounds wonderful. I bought the darning foot and walking foot for my tiny domestic machine and it is perfectly possible to do small pieces. The larger ones will present a bigger challenge.

VickiT said...

I am very interested in learning to do free motion quilting on my own machine. I have attempted a few things so far but nothing too significant and I have a very long way to go.

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

One of these days I really want to learn how to machine quilt on my home machine. I am spoiled for longarm quilting as one of my sisters does it for me. Wishing all a great day and Congrats to the winner.

Gunilla said...

I would love to become more confident on FMQ!!! Three tops are waiting to be quilted and I am procrastinating this... Thanks!

Abbigail said...

I would really love to win this book! I have been wanting to learn to quilt on my machine but just don't know the first thing about it! What a help this book would be!
hulseybg@gmail.com

MimiQuilts said...

I've done lots of simple free motion quilting on my machine-meandering, straight lines, and even a few loops. I'd love to move beyond the basics, though,without ruining a project!!

lory said...

sto muovendo i primi passi per imparare quilting a mano libera con la mia macchina da cucire da casa,è così difficile mi piacerebbe vincere questo libro per avere nozioni più particolari.saluti lory

Amy said...

I am ready to take the plunge and try FMQ! I would love this book!
Thanks!

Elsa said...

Oooh, just what I need! I've done a bit of straight line quilting and took a class on free motion quilting but just haven't got the hang of it. I'd love this book!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Robin noteverstill said...

I tried it once and it was a disaster and I've been scared to try again so I haven't. Some actual guidance would be fantastic!!

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

I bought a free-motion quilting foot for my machine years ago, but have yet to brave enough to try it. It would be great if Natalia's book bolstered my courge!

Tracey Holzer said...

Right now I have two small quilt tops that are finished and waiting to be quilted. They would be a great place to start free motion quilting. So far I have only stitched in the ditch.

Meredith said...

I feel comfortable stippling on my home machine but would love to learn how to do some other cool fmq things!

Sdd1997 said...

Oh I want to learn to FMQ so bad. I played around a little bit one time and was scared to death. I don't know why it freaks me out. I guess I am just to scared to mess up my whole quilt that took so long to get togehter. Thanks so much for the give away hope I am the lucky one!

Pam said...

I have done a little free motion on my sewing machine very small projects nothing big

Andrea said...

I would LOVE to learn more about free motion quilting. This book looks like it's just what I need to get started.

Elizabeth S. said...

This is exactly what I need! I've only braved straight-line or in the ditch quilting so far, but would love the guidance of this book to expand my quilting confidence.

Barbara said...

I just need one more book about FMQ, and then I'll be ready to give it a go.

Theresa said...

Yes!!! I would love to try free motion quilting!!!! I've always wanted to learn how to do it. Thank you for the opportunity!!!

patty a. said...

I have been free motion quilting for a number of years, but I only do a couple patterns. I think this book would give me lots of ideas to try other patterns.

Kim Coffey said...

I just FMQ'd a little baby quilt and would love to learn how to do better and more intricate patterns!

Kathryn said...

I am interested in doing more that straight line quilting. Looks like a good book.

Debbie said...

Yep, I'm itching to try it! Thanks!

Linda said...

HELLO! YES,I'M INTERESTED IN FM+THIS LOOKS LIKE A GREAT BOOK TO LEARN FROM! THANKS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Little Ella Lu said...

It looks so lovely! I'd love to give it a try if I ever get around to making a quilt.

bdaiss said...

Oh yes! I just bought a new quilting machine and I'm totally itching to try FMQ! Thanks for the chance!

Denise said...

I am very ready to try another F-M project on my machine and this book looks like just the help I need to take off and go!

SarahZ said...

I've only tried straight-line machine quilting...free motion is definitely on my to-learn list! This book looks like a wonderful resource!

sayd80 said...

Please, please, please! I am learning this now on my own and would love the help!

Miss Nancy said...

I have tried free motion quilting and want to get good at it. I keep trying as time permits. Thank you for this chance to win.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

B Greene said...

I have tried FQing in the negative space of a recent quilt and I loved it!!! I am excited to try some more, but I need more ideas... and another quilt top - ha ha!

Sandi Colwell said...

Would love to improve my FM skills! This book looks perfect!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Karen said...

I'd love to have the courage to move on from a simple meander. Thanks for the giveaway.

Char O. said...

I would give this book to my mom. She would love to FMQ on her machine!

Lisa Marie said...

I can stipple but I can't do any really cool designs. I desperately need instruction to expand my skills.

Gina S. said...

Hoping this book will make me brave enough to try it.

Lee Ann L. said...

I would love to have the book because I'm new to machine quilting. I want to do more than just stitch in the ditch.

Thank you for a chance to win.

Anne-Marie B. said...

I need to improve my FMQ skills! Thanks for this giveaway!

Joan said...

I'd love to improve my free motion quilting skills. Thank you for the chance.

Diane E W said...

I am new to longarm quilting so any and all help is appreciated. I know this book is for FMQ but very easy to adapt to longarm quilting

Dawn said...

Yes I would love to try some FMQ on my machine! So far, I have only "grid-quilted", just not brave enough yet to move on :/

Jeanie said...

Seeing that big quilt draped across the table gives me hope! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cassandra said...

I want to learn free motion quilting! I've only done stitch in the ditch so far.

jenna said...

I want to be able to free motion so badly! Would love this book!

Gertie Pye said...

I am another FMQ phobic and I would desperately love the confidence to have a go on my home machine. My main worry is that I would mess up the tension and not be able to get it back again. I really need to take the plunge on this!

Sonja said...

I`d love to do more FMQ, especially different things than just meander!

Jamie Lee said...

I've been fmqing about 2years and ready to do more than squiggles. I just got gloves, a slider and Teflon bobbin discs and waiting for them to arrive! Pebbles are first on my list.

Shar said...

I have tried quilting on my home machine, but it's never been detailed, just simple lines.

aerialkabuki said...

I am itching to try! Need a free motion foot first though.

CJ said...

I would love to do more than stippling on my quilts so this book would be GREAT to own!

Vio said...

I've done a bit of fmq, but it's been mostly swirlies and twirlies. I'd love to learn how to be more intricate!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I recently took a class and have been doing lots of small projects to practice the simpler patterns. I'd love to learn the more custom-looking designs too!

Lyn said...

I'm shopping for a new sewing machine, and plan on learning FMQ when I get it. Would love to win the book!

carrie said...

It's been a while since I tried free motion, I would like to try again (and be successful this time)!

meg99 said...

I've tried free motion quilting,but it was hard to move fabric smoothly and quilt equally in scale.
I'd like to learn more!

meg99 said...

I've tried free motion quilting,but it was hard to move fabric smoothly and quilt equally in scale.
I'd like to learn more!

Leslie said...

Scratch, scratch, scratch,.......I'm definitely itching to perfect my attempts at FMQ on my home machine.

Patricia Steadman said...

I would love to learn more about free motion quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.
Patricia

Susie Johnson said...

I need to get going on some FMQ projects!

Dorian said...

I have quilted a few quilts on my home machine. But just straight line quilting. I am almost ready to make the jump to FMQ, and would love to have this book!

Gretchen said...

Totally need this book. I have tried on my home machine, but could use all the pointers i can get. Thanks!

Sarina said...

I'd love some good instruction. My 1st couple of go abouts have been a little scary! This would be awesome to win!

EG said...

I've tried FMQ, but I need some serious help!

ikk said...

I would love to try, but I'm too scared - when I look at all of gals who do that - wow!!! I'd love to get some good instructions to start.

Sally said...

I've done FM on domestic and mid-arm--need to learn more and this book looks great!

JuneBug said...

I am itching to FMQ on my home machine! I've been a straight line quilter all the way until recently, when I did a few FM words into a quilt. Would love to expand my FMQ skills!

allierae said...

I've tried FMQ and desperately need your help. Would love to learn more with this book!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I've tried FMQ on my home machine, but not with the results I would like to have had. I'm in dire need of help, if I don't win this book, I'll buy it!
Good luck to all!

Anna said...

Yes, I am itching to try FMQ. I even got the FMQ foot for my birthday a few months back. Other than making some practice sandwiches, I really don't know where to start. This book looks like a good place to begin.

Syd said...

I've try some free motion quilting, but it is a little daunting! Would love to win this book and have the help I'm sure it would give me!

Heidi Staples said...

I would absolutely love to try FMQ one of these days!

Janet said...

I would love to be a more confident free motion quilter. At this point I only use it if there is no other option - I'm terrible at it :0(

Piececorps said...

It is such an intimidating thing to risk messing up all the hard work that went into piecing a quilt with just a few errant stitches from the machine. I'm ready to approach the quilting part of quilting with more confidence! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kylie Carlson said...

I've done straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch on my home machine but I've been intimidated by the rest! Thank you for a great giveaway!

Christine said...

I am just starting out FMQing...and a little more guidance would be appreciated! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Carrie P. said...

I would love to own this book because I am trying fmq and I need more help. thanks for a chance.

barbara woods said...

i would love to win this book want to try this so bad thanks

Sallie said...

I am definitely itching to try free-motion quilting on my home machine. The book is the remedy I need. Thanks for the chance!

MamaLadyBug said...

Why is it that we are so intimidated by those things we haven't accomplished yet? I think I'll just have to practice until I improve. This book will CERTAINLY help!

Goody Family said...

I would love to try quilting on my machine but am not brave enough to try (too scared to ruin something I've worked so hard on). I would love to win this book and see if I can learn!

HallieBerryQuilts said...

I really need the FMQ help. I'm so stuck in the loop-d-loop quilting and ready to branch out!

Linda said...

I have a longarm, but would love to win this book. Thanks

Christine M said...

I keep seeing everyone's FMQ in blogland and really want to be able to do it myself. How great would it be to have your own teacher (the book) by your side.

kbzelazny said...

You bet I would! Thanks so much!

Linda said...

I have a longarm, but would love to win this book. Thanks

Anna said...

I have FMQ one baby quilt (random squigglies), but am scared to try anything more difficult - don't like the idea of all the unpicking!

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn free-motion quilting. I've thought about it but always felt that I wouldn't be able to do a decent job. It sounds like Natalia's book is just what I need to give me the confidence to try.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

RSHudson said...

YES, as it's a technique I do not know! Thanks for chance (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Rae R said...

I would love to learn FMQ! I've done some small projects with straight stitching, but would love to try a bigger project. Thanks! raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

Rebecca said...

I've done free-motion quilting on my machine, but would love to get better at it.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I do free motion on my machine and really need to get better at it! Especially with learning what goes well in what area.

Jenelle said...

Absolutely! I have batting and fabric ready to be made into mini-quilt sandwiches as we speak. :) I can't wait to learn this new skill. Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a wonderful guide!

Ellee said...

I've done a little FMQ on some small items. I need to learn so much more so I can be confident in my ability. soparkaveataoldotcom

Debby said...

I have tried it once on my machine and loved it. Am anxious to learn more so would love the book!!

Isabel said...

I just got a new simple machine, and it dawned on the the button on the back was to lower the feed-dogs which meant I could QUILT! So I hopped over to my local shop and took a class and now I'm SUPER excited about Free Motion quilting-it's SOO FUN!!
I am excited about this book!!

Lindsay_Loris said...

I'd love to try some free motion quilting - I know my machine is capable but I could do with some advice! The book looks great:)

Aideen said...

i attended a fmq taster workshop and loved it! it is just so relaxing and great to get lost in. i'd love to have this book and to try out these cool ideas!

Ramona said...

I really want to learn to FMQ on my machine. I know my machine can, I just need to learn how.

Linda said...

The book looks great...I would love to be the owner of it....So many great illustrations...

Thank you for the chance to be a winner.

Melanie said...

I would love to win this book! I want to improve my free motion quilting!

bentneedle said...

I have FMQed one quilt and really want it to be my go-to for quilting. Need to learn and practice more. :)

Joanna said...

I have tried FMQ on my home machine, but would love to make it prettier... the first results weren't all that great looking!

ritainalaska said...

i have a stack of practice layers i've been working on, trying to get some some good fmq going. not much luck, though, so winning this book may be what'll do the trick. thanx for the giveaway.

rebecca said...

I have been waiting for my husband to buy me a longarm. In the meantime, I have been meaning to try on my home machine. I need this book!

peg said...

I've been machine quilting on my home machine for years but can't seem to advance beyond scribbling and stippling. I need this book to release my fears.

Mary said...

I would really like to beyond the stippling and meandering that I feel comfortable doing!

Rachelle said...

I'm just piecing a quilt for my son's birthday in December, I'm going to have to learn how to free motion quilt and quickly!

D Smart said...

I am a novice FMQ. I can stipple and spiral on my home machine. I want to learn more.

JoAnn said...

I'm signed up to take a machine quilting course and this book would be a great addition to my collection!

Sharon Carbine said...

I definitely want to trying free-motion quilting on my home machine. I tried it once on a class machine, and liked it.

Unknown said...

I would love to try it & my machine is capable, the book would help me be so as well!

Mimi said...

I am a bit nervous to try it... but I love the look of machine quilting. This book might be the thing that pushes me out of my comfort zone!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

I absolutely need this book ~ I have been SO intimidated by quilting on my own machine. I've tried classes, had friends try and show me ... perhaps this book will help. I know I can do it ... I just need more confidence and some tricks!

Sharon P said...

I would love to try free motion quilting but I have not taken the plunge yet!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I've done some FMQ on my home machine but definitely need help and practice! This book looks like a great resource.

tpott said...

I'd love to learn to FMQ on my home machine. I've already bought the slider thingy and the big foot for FMQ. I'm still clueless!

Elisabeth Woo said...

This book looks awesome, I'm just starting to venture into FMQing so this would probably be a wise investment.

JustPam said...

I hope I win this book. It looks like it is full of wonderful quilting inspiration!

Margaret said...

I have been trying to get up the courage to try FMQ but have yet to do it. I hope I win this fabulous book. Maybe I will get the help I need.

Emily C said...

I would love to try FMQing. Thanks for the chance.

Krista said...

I just finished my first quilt. I love the look of free motion quilting and I can't wait to give it a try.

groovypieces said...

My New Year's Resolution is to hop aboard the FMQ train - AND this book is just the ticket for another journey in the land of Quilting ! ! ! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I have mastered straight-line machine quilting and am ready to move on! This book would certainly teach me how!

hannah said...

I'd love to learn to do free motion quilting. I've completed lots of quilt tops but have to send them to someone else to be quilted -- it's getting really expensive!! Would love to win the book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Karen said...

Oh Yes -- Itching to Free Motion Quilt every day! I dabbble here and there but I have sew much to learn! Can't wait to read all Natalia's tips and tricks... and then stitch away!

Thanks for sharing!
Karen

Cindy said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance! If I don't win this book I am buying it. I've been looking for something that will help with my quilting...I need a lot of work on that area.

Lynn said...

YES I am itching to try free motion quilting on my sewing machine I got last Christmas. I have always hand quilted and thought it would be easier to do on the machine. Haha! I realized after doing some research it is going to be a task but I still want to learn so I Can do my third child's quilt on my machine!

Bea García said...

Yay for the chance to win! Of course I AM itching to try free-motion quilting on my home machine!!!

Jodie said...

I'd love to try FMQ! I need help!

Allison C said...

Would love to try!

Anda W said...

I am somewhat hopeless free motion quilting on my little machine, need all the help I can get! awolk at rogers dot com

Sonia B said...

I do lots of FMQ on my home machine, but I'm always looking to improve. Thanks for the chance.

Cecilia said...
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Gretchen said...

I have been working up the nerve to try free motion quilting for quite a few years now. Thank you for this opportunity to perhaps win this book, since I keep spending too much money on fabric!

Cecilia said...

I am itching to try some of the techniques in this book. I want to learn how to quilt my queen size tops and this book appears to have the help I need.

Ginger said...

I would love to give it a try. I've only done straight lines.

ginger c at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I'm still trying to master straight line quilting, but would love to try free motion. I looked at long arm machines the other day. Looks like they could be fun too.

jenni said...

I have FMQ 4 baby quilts now and I really need some tips!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Stephanie C. said...

I would love to try it - however, I am TERRIFIED of it! So I would love this book.

JaneB said...

Ooh, pick me, pick me. i do some quilting already with my walking foot, but I'd love to be able to do free-motion quilting. This looks like an essential first step . . . my 3rd try at the "Please prove you're not a robot" thing. UHHH.

Mindelicious said...

I admit, I'm totally intimidated by it! Thanks for the chance!

Sewgirl said...

Not only do I find fm quilting a challenge, I have trouble figuring out what design to use, and where.

Thanks for the chance for the book!

Judy1522 said...

I would love to learn to FMQ on my own machine. This book would be great to own.

hueisei said...

I love to learn FMQ. I only know straight quilting.

Anonymous said...

I have tried FMQ few times and I would love to learn more. Annaleena

Mary said...

I really want to do more than loops on my machine. Thanks for the Giveaway.

Susan said...

I'd love to win this book and have it on hand to guide me into free-motion quilting! Straight line is all I've done to date. Thank you! sdorsey@psln.com

Debra P said...

I've just started my very first quilt. As I'm known for going all out, headfirst, no holds barred I intend to FMQ it as well. This looks like a great book to learn along with!

Hitch and Thread said...

Ive tried FMQ but not successfully. I'd love to win this book.

rxm0m said...

I have been wanting to start FMQ for well over a year now, but simply don't know where to start. This book would be a God send as it would help me take my quilting to the next level!
Thank you for the giveaway.

Peach Rainbow said...

I'd love to learn about FMQ!

Thanks for the chance:)

Tanya said...

I've tried FMQ a few times, but I definitely need some tips! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

DKay said...

Just last year I finally bought a machine where I could drop the feed dogs so I have been trying quite a bit of free motion quilting. But, I'm getting tired of just stippling and would like to try some new designs. This book I"m sure is just full of ideas and inspirations!

annemarie said...

I would love to try FMQ on my machine but am a little scared - okay - alot scared!

Erika said...

I would love to learn free motion quilting :)

Susan said...

I, too, learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was 5! And I have just gotten brave enough to start learning free-motion quilting. I've done a few small projects with stippling but haven't tried anything like a particular design. I'd love to win this book so I could learn more!

Joanna said...

I keep working om FMQ and feel that I'm stuck in beginner's mode.

Dee said...

I would love to try this book - been itching to give it a whirl.

The Pink Chick said...

I've done some FMQ but need lots more practice and guideance. This book could be very helpful! Thanks for the chance!

Raechel said...

Yeah,I am one of those who are "afraid" of FMQ, maybe some day, but for now I will stick with my straight lines! Unless, I win the book ;)

Mareenchen said...

I'm definitly itching to try FMQ and go beyond my straight lines. Thanks for the chance.

Margaret said...

My goal for this winter is to teach myself how to FMQ. I have tried a little with out much success but I have read a lot of blogs that give me some clues on what to change so I have a plan for when it is too cold to be outside.

Anonymous said...

This could be just the book to give me the courage to have a go at free motion quilting!

April said...

I would love to get some more help/advice and patterns. I've only done one small free motion project with bubbles but have hopes to do a whole quilt.

Shannon said...

I recently pinned this book on Pinterest - sounds like the perfect book for me! I've been wanting to learn free motion quilting for quite a while now.

Unknown said...

i have just started Quilting and took the plunge right away into FMQ- and I would love more info about it and pattern guidance. Thanks for the chance to win.
Denise

Lisa C said...

I just got a new machine for my 51st birthday/25th wedding anniversary. To further the celebration I am going to a FMQ class next Saturday. I can't wait! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Would be delighted to win this book, as I just finished a quilt and getting ready to send it out. It would be so nice to do it myself.
Sue

Ms De said...

I would love to learn more about FMQ on my machine! I've practiced on small items and need ALOT of help!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I am itching to try free motion quilting on my home machine.

Sharon said...

I tried FMQ years ago and became so frustrated with it as a new quilter. I've slowly been collecting the right "equipment" to make it easier and am looking forward to trying again. I would LOVE to have the help of this book to guide me! Thanks for the opportunity!

sharon hui smith @ yahoo dot com

Erin said...

Oh, I would love to try FMQ - but I've been scared to try! I have practiced on smaller scraps, but never been able to actually do it on a real quilt.
erinmaybin@yahoo.com

Blogger said...

I have wanted to try FMQ, and have taken some online courses, but I haven't brought myself to actually do it on my machine. Thanks for the giveaway :)
mrserindavis@gmail.com

Maria said...

Hi Natalia, I've been quilting for over 18 yrs and taught myself to free-motion quilting on my trusty Janome machine. I was lucky at the time that the feed-dogs dropped. lol Anyway, I've taught myself how to stipple, meander and quilt in the ditch. I would love to learn to do feathers and learn how to use fillers to fill in the empty spots. I've just not come across the right book or tutorial UNTIL I was reading about your book "Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting" and right underneath that on the Jolly Jabbers blog I saw 3 photos of 9 patch blocks and they were quilted with a feather motif leaving the center block of the nine patch unquilted!! It's like DUH why couldn't I have thought of that? But then again I've been terrified of feathers! lol Anyway I'll quit babbling and pray I win your book and if I don't I hope it goes to someone that really needs it. Thank you for such a great give away! God Bless, Maria Carroll

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