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5 Downloadable FMQ Diagrams — FREE From Quilting Queen Angela Walters!

Nothing is quite as relaxing as finally quilting your quilt — the whirring of your machine, the rhythmic motion as you stitch, the way the world around you completely fades away. Ahh.

Dreaming of your next quilting session? Start planning your quilt design with a few of our favorite FREE quilting designs. These diagrams come from the one and only Angela Walters. Best of all, you can watch her stitch ’em herself on the Midnight Quilt Show.

1. Scrappy Stars Quilting Diagram

Swirls, stripes and serpentines are a match made in heaven! Even if you’re not making the Scrappy Stars quilt, you can use this diagram as inspiration for mixing and matching different designs.

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2. Fruit Slices Quilting Diagram

In Angela’s “Up All Night” design for the Fruit Slices quilt, she uses ribbon candy, wishbones and continuous curve designs to highlight the colorful strips throughout the quilt. The “Turn In Early” option uses mostly straight lines, using the corners of each strip as guides.

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3. Wallflower Variable Star Quilting Diagram

The paisley design on this quilt looks impressive — it can be your little secret that it’s quick to stitch! Angela’s secret: Using a big motif, so each paisley design takes up lots of space.

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4. Color Crystals Quilting Diagram

The trick to making giant quilts manageable? Use one all-over design for the whole quilt, rather than choosing different designs for each block. That’s what Angela did for this king-size quilt!

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5. On Point Flower Shoppe Quilting Diagram

The easier the quilt top, the more intricate the design! If you want to keep your quilting quick, use the straight-line quilting design, which you can do easily with your walking foot. Up for a challenge? Add your FMQ foot to the mix and make flower-like curves.

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6. Color Block Drunkard’s Path Quilting Diagram

Wow! This complex design might keep you up all night, but the results are worth it. Not making the Drunkard’s Path Quilt? No problem — take some of the elements in Angela’s design and apply them to your own quilt.

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Ready for more midnight quilting?

Angela returns for another season of late-night stitching soon! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss the next episode.



When will Angela Walters do more longarming? Seems like everything she does now is on the domestic machine. I like the Midnight, Day Time, Tips; everything she does on utube. Love her quirky personality. Just want her to go back to some longarming.


I agree with you Ellen. We need more longarming!


I LOVE when it Angela demonstrates on a home sewing machine as I myself do not own a longarm. People like me appreciate the sewing machine demos!


Love her midnight quilting show. She is a natural teacher!


I, too, appreciate that Angela demonstrates on a home sewing machine, since I don’t have a long arm machine. It just makes it a lot easier to see how she manages the design so smoothly with the big bulk of fabric in the harp. Thanks to Craftsy and Angela for the Midnight Quilt Show! I truly love all of the fun as much as the quilting!

Sandy Gray

I am one of those with just a DSM for quilting. Angela makes it look so easy. Would she do some with rulers on the DSM? She is a natural teacher!

Dianne G Patterson

I also love watching Angela Walters quilting on her domestic machine. I don’t own a long arm and doubt I ever will. I’ve learned so much watching her You Tube videos and I love her blog. Such a great personality and motivator! Thanks Angela!

Cindy Brown

It looks like she doesn’t use safety pins when she free-motion quilts on her domestic machine- and the fabric seems to not be as “straight” as it maybe could be- does she use basting spray instead of pins? What is your secret?? I’ve tried a bit of FMQ but I find it’s difficult to get all that bulky fabric nice and straight before I actually work on it! Suggestions always welcome !

Deborah Doucett

On one program, she stated that she uses fusible batting.


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