Good Morning, Quilters!
I can feel YOUR excitement about Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 from across the world wide web straight to my sewing studio in Minnesota! The response has been overwhelming!! Thank YOU!!!
We even made it to the Amazon Bestseller list–ranked #1788 of over 8 million books!!!
Strong work–ladies and gentlemen!!!
Be sure to look for the Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 at your Local Quilt Store…
I would love to send you an autographed copy from my Etsy Shop: TheInboxJauntShop
or purchase at Amazon HERE
All of the books will be available around March 15!
Wherever you purchase—a big Thank YOU!!!!!
BACK TO WORK…
THE COAL CAR-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
Last week we started stitching The Circus Train, an adorable border motif.
Begin by drawing two lines–3 inches apart. Add a line 3/4 inch above the lower line.
Begin stitching between the two lower lines. Stitch a Silly Spiral to create a wheel. Stop stitching on the right side of the first “wheel”.
Travel from right to left over the top of the first spiral Stitch over one to two stitches then over the top of the first wheel–to the front of the Coal Car. Stitch up and at an angle to create the front of the car. Add a little jog and stitch a horizontal line. Stitch a long horizontal line–stitching past the right wheel. Stitch back to the left,, stopping just before the left edge of the Coal Car. Now is the fun part….
Add a decorative element like a deep zig zag.
Stitch to begin the next Coal Car.
Have fun coming up with a variety of decorative elements….
Don’t worry about perfection—just have fun decorating the cars.
And of course, doodle first!!
Chugga, chugga, Choo-Choo!!!
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