FMQ Skills & Drills: Building from the Base

Learn to FMQ by starting at the base!


Quilt top complete.

Sandwich basted.

Machine geared up for a free motion quilting extravaganza.

It’s go time, baby!

But…where do you start? How do you take those first few stitches with confidence?


Get some great FMQ tips from Rob Appell of Man Sewing!


Conquer that blank canvas like a pro with a simple method I call “Building from the Base.” I begin with one basic shape that serves as the starting point for all the detail to come. Click HERE to watch the vid!


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2 Replies to “FMQ Skills & Drills: Building from the Base”

  1. Can you tell me what free motion quilting foot you are using? I have a BabyLock symphony. I have the quilting foot (what I call the hopper foot) as well as the darning foot but I really like the look of this one. I don’t like the up/down motion of the hopper foot and would like to try this one if it’s compatible for my machine.

  2. Rob Do you ever quilt on the silicon mat and how do you prevent this from happening. I have ruined 3 different mats attempting to fmq with a mat.

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