Beginner's Guide to Free Motion Quilting: What Beginners Should Know Before Starting FMQ + 4 Projects for Beginners to Quilt with Confidence (Paperback)
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How to start FMQ and break through the 'stitch-in-the-ditch' barrier, using only your home sewing machine
Are you tired of hand quilting the same patterns over and over again?
Does "drop the feed dogs" paralyze your brain and cramp your fingers?
Do you always feel a lack of control when doing machine quilting?
Are you sick of wasting fabric, thread, and time on traditional quilting?
If your answer is yes, then book is for you.
I, Beth Burns, will teach you the secrets of getting started with FMQ pain-free.
Once you 'get it', you won't go back to other types of quilting.
It's like riding a bicycle, once you learn it, you can do it for the rest of your life.
Inside this you will discover:
- How to make your first FMQ design in 6 steps
- A 5-minute 'hack' to come up with your own quilt design and save yourself from 'quilter's block'
- How to make quilt designs on your home sewing machine
- The top 5 tips you should know before starting your next quilting project
- The secret to getting the borders and sashes of your quilts to your liking
- How to fill in background space with free-motion quilting, even if you're out of ideas
- A free-motion quilting Christmas special design
Here are the answers to some questions you might have about this book:
Q: I just have a regular sewing machine at home, not one of those fancy long-arm machines. Can I use this book to learn FMQ?
A: Yes, this book is designed for someone with a regular home sewing machine.
All patterns are beginner-friendly and can be made at home using your existing sewing machine.
Q: My ability to decide how to fill quilting space is limited. How do I overcome this?
A: I too faced the same problem when I first started, there is a key to solving this problem of 'quilter's block', and I reveal it inside this book.
Q: I have always felt that machine quilting is too hard for me. Is your book beginner-friendly?
A: As I said before, FMQ is like riding a bicycle or driving a car for the first time. This book ensures that you learn the basics and never fall off of your FMQ bike
I encourage and power up the reader to break through the stitch-in-the-ditch barrier.
A beginner can go from the very first step of popping up the bobbin thread to creating fabulous whole-cloth quilts, using what I reveal inside this book.
Every day that you delay is another day you are stuck in the pre-free-motion world, left only with a small amount of possibilities of what you can do with your quilts.
Take action now and let your imagination free.
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