Good Morning, Quilters!
It’s time for our annual round-up of machine quilting halloween patterns! Machine quilting shouldn’t be scary, though I know many of us still fear FMQ.
One of the ways to overcome this fear is to find a machine quilting motif that is so much fun you can’t resist the urge to try.
Doodle first, of course. Follow the step-by-step instructions and photos and practice the motif many times. I often practice a pattern more than 100 times before I begin stitching. Doodling helps our brains create the muscle memory for a pattern, but it also helps refine the design and make it our own. Quilting is like handwriting. Even if you follow step-by-step instructions, your motifs will look different than mine. That’s exactly how it should be!
So my treat today is eight machine quilting halloween patterns,
YOUR trick today is to pick one, doodle it, and stitch it!
So grab a bag of candy corn, stir in a few peanuts and enjoy a quiet quilting moment–before the doorbell rings!
Your Friendly Ghost,
PS… For more seasonal motifs and doodling tips, including the Six Essential Doodles you might like my second book: More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3