The Doodle Alphabet for Quilters
Today’s Topic: The Doodle Alphabet for Quilters
Welcome to the Better Machine Quilt-a-long based on my book 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting.
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Good Morning, Quilters!
Last week we started practicing Six Essential Doodles for Quilters-
These six motifs are so frequently used as motifs or as part of other motifs, you might think of them as the Doodle Alphabet for Quilters.
Practice them frequently to develop fluency and muscle memory.
We will build on these motifs to create a wide variety of patterns, though they can stand alone.
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource post for The Doodle Alphabet for easy reference.
I’ve also created two short doodle videos:
Six Essential Doodles for Quilters, Part One
Six Essential Doodles for Quilters, Part Two
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5 responses to “The Doodle Alphabet for Quilters”
Thanks for the videos, Lori..very helpful .
Not to be negative, but I’ve been doodling the sweep for several days, and yesterday I tried sewing it and it seemed like I had never even heard of it before! Guess it’s going to take a lot more practice for me. I’m glad to know about this doodle alphabet. Thanks!
I find this the hardest. Angela Walters calls them serpentine lines and She has a challenge that uses them extensively. Everyone struggles with them. Worst of all they look so simple but to keep them consistent will take me a ton more practice.
Hi Lori, I received your new Machine a quilting book today! It is a wonderful reference book, thank you. I teach Free motion quilting at our local quilt store and look forward to using your book as a reference to recommend to students!
Thank you also for the quilted samples! So kind. I am going to bind them and pin them up in my sewing room to remind me that quilting is really all about sharing kindness with our community!
I did not get an email from you today, July 8th, Wednesday.