Discover six simple strategies to add cohesive free-motion quilting to every section of your project! First, learn how to use doodling to create more consistent designs. Start stitching with versatile quilted flowers, and add a whimsical water scene to your repertoire as you learn how to fill horizontal and vertical spaces with ease. Next, create unique overall motifs with a can't-miss grid strategy, and dive into gorgeous rose and orange-peel motifs to make medallion blocks pop. Then, find out how to create playful radiating designs, as well an array of motifs that work wonderfully with half-square triangles. Along the way, you'll learn how to vary and repeat motifs to create more harmonious quilting, and pick up essential troubleshooting tips for professional-quality results.
Meet quilter Lori Kennedy and preview the versatile and gorgeous motifs you'll learn to make in class. Whether you're working on a whole-cloth, appliqué or pieced quilt, Lori's designs will make your projects shine!
Before you start quilting, Lori offers expert advice on choosing the optimal batting and thread for your projects. Next, practice sketching three versatile flower and straight-line motifs on paper before replicating them on your machine. Add echo stitching to emphasize your designs!
Need to fill horizontal or vertical spaces on your quilt? Lori demonstrates an easy method for drawing guidelines on your quilt top to ensure eye-pleasing results. Next, stitch three fun water-scene motifs and a modern dot and dash pattern. Vary these designs to create visual interest and a sense of unity.
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