FMQ Skills & Drills: Building from the Base

Learn to Build From The Base When FMQ

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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Free Motion Quilting: Open Meandering Motifs

Free Motion Quilting Skills and Drills Tutorial: Open (Stretch) Meandering Motif

I was out meandering in Sisters, Oregon last week and I happened upon a deer eating breakfast. I tried to get a photo without disturbing her, so this is the best I could do. 🙂

rob deer sisters

It was one of those moments where you just have to stop and appreciate life… and you can’t help but feel like it’s going to be a good day. That’s what Open Meandering in Free Motion Quilting is all about. It just makes you feel better about life! Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it definitely adds some major options and possibilities to your free motion quilting tool belt!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and then try it out for yourself! You can do it!

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