I knew the first ever Sharkapalooza Week at Missouri Star Quilt Co and Man Sewing had to be special, and what better way to celebrate this fintastic week, than with a FREE Shark Applique Design download!
To make this project, I grabbed my trusty Shark Applicutter, a Colors of Moda–Blues Fat Quarter Bundle, and some Heat N Bond Feather Lite and ironed on some fusible before I dove into cutting! Once I had all of my pieces ready to go, I went directly to my sewing machine…I couldn’t wait to see this shark come to life! After sewing the appliqué, I used a remaining fat quarter as a backing, added some batting and created a shark sandwich! Then came my favorite part, the free motion quilting! I added some splashes and waves to give our Shark friend a fun place to hang out!
I had a whale of a good time creating this applique design, and I’m sure you will too! I turned my Shark Applique into a 18.5” by 17.5” wall hanging, and I think this design would look great on nautical-themed quilts, pillows and more!
If you want to see how the project came together for me, check out this stop-motion video on my Man Sewing YouTube channel!
My Man Sewing team loved this quilt so much, everyone wanted to take it home! That’s when I knew I had to give it away to one of you, of course! One lucky winner will be taking home my Rainbow Strips Quilt, signed by yours truly, and to top it off, I’ll add some free motion quilting to it!
I have a super big favor to ask, I am trying to reach a goal of 75k subscribers on my YouTube channel before 2017 and need your help! Watch this video, subscribe to my channel, and leave a comment under the video (on YouTube) for the chance to win an awesome basket of Man Sewing Gear! So share this like crazy. I love you all for the returned love and continued support! You guys are the best!
If you’ve been following along, you may have noticed that I like to approach quilting my own way. There’s no perfect method because every quilter thinks differently and prefers a unique approach that suits him or her best. This is definitely true for Free Motion Quilting! It’s supposed to be “free”-ing to do it your own way, but I can see how that might be difficult to tackle when you’re used to doing quilt piecing, which usually requires exact measurement and math.
So, if you’ve been hesitant to try it out for yourself, we’ve decided to offer a little bit of motivation… and is there better motivation than free stuff? Maybe, but this is the way we’re going!
Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win one of my new ‘High Voltage’ Thread Packs. This collection contains 12 large spools of my favorite shades of high-quality thread. (A $130 value!)
1- Give free motion quilting a try (Need a boost of encouragement? I’m here for you! Click HERE to check out my FMQ tutorials!)
2- Snap a pic.
3- Share on Facebook or Instagram using #fmqmania.
4- Cross your fingers. You might win big!
Good luck! We can’t wait to see your FMQ attempts! Let the FMQ Mania begin! We will pick a winner on Wednesday, August 3rd!