Free Motion Quilting Mania!! #FMQMANIA

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!

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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!

Rob at Quilt Market

Rob had a total blast at Quilt Market this year in Salt Lake City! We compiled a few of our favorite photos to share! Click on the photos to view them on Instagram and read the comments!

Have you met Rob at an event? Share your photos with us on social media using #mansewing!

Quilt market setup is underway! Having a total blast! #mansewing #Repost @mama_hersh ・・・ We’re all set up at Needletraven

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Looks who’s ready for #quiltmarket this morning! #mansewing #jennydoan #msqc @mansewing @mommadoan

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Hey look at that nice collection of thread! Market has been good to me this spring! #mansewing #aurifil #quiltmarket #slc

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** Rob’s Thread box will be available soon, we’ll keep you updated in the newsletter and on social media! **


Best request of the day, “Can I touch your hair??” #mansewing #hair #quiltmarket

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Is it a flower, or a hat? We’ll let you decide!!