When it comes to how to quilt a project, it becomes really, really hard for me to give any advice. While this is probably the most enjoyable aspect of quilting for me (oops! right after my love for appliqué!), it is also a very personal experience. What works for one person does not necessarily work for another. Added to that, I am not an “expert” machine quilter. For these reasons, I will limit myself here to share some links that I hope will be of inspiration for you.
1. By now, I think most of us have become really, really aware of Leah Day and her blog: 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs. If you haven’t heard of this upcoming young quilter before, you’re in for a treat. You are sure to find ideas on her blog that will make you want to quilt, quilt, quilt!
2. Wendy Sheppard, from Ivory Springs is another amazingly prolific young quilter. Be prepared to drop your jaw, because this unbelievable talented woman has only been quilting for five years. She quilts (rather, “draws”) on a domestic sewing machine and has already been published extensively. You should particularly check out her section on Thread Talk where she shares specifically her thoughts on machine quilting.
3. If you are not already following Christina’s quilt-along at A Few Scraps, you will definitely want to check it out… now. Christina proves to us all that you don’t have to be fancy or super-advanced to be able to quilt some simple and charming designs. If you feel overwhelmed by fancy feathers and intricate quilting designs, you will breathe easily as Christina shows you machine quilting is really not that difficult.
I hope these three sources are of help to you. If you have other links you would like to share or your own tips on this topic, please feel free to post a comment. I’m sure there are a lot of people eager to hear and learn from you!
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