Monday, March 24, 2014

Free Motion Quilting Sample Book

I'm teaching a Free Motion Quilting class starting in April at my LQS, Heartstrings and Heirlooms. I finished up the class sample over the weekend. In the class the students will do larger samples, but I needed a small book of designs to advertise the class.

As you can see in the above end view, I used three different types of batting for my sample book - Quilter's Dream 100% Cotton, Hobbs 80/20 (80% cotton and 20% polyester), and a 100% wool.

I used a tutorial from a recent Quilting Arts Magazine issue (the February/March 2014 issue) to make my little book. The instructions involved drawing some lines on a piece of fabric, then sewing on the lines with a walking foot to make a larger sheet and baste the layers together.

Then you quilt your designs and cut the "pages" apart. The tutorial in the magazine was very good. If you are interested in making a book like mine, I suggest you get a copy of the magazine.

Below is a collage of designs I plan to cover in the class.

Along the top of each page I wrote the name of the design, the batting type and page number from the book I will be using for the class. In case you are interested, I'm using the book Free Motion Quilting with Angela Waters. It has become my go-to book for quilting ideas as of late.


West Michigan Quilter said...

What a great idea. Even if I never teach a class this is something I could use myself. Thanks for the idea.

Barb said...

Wonderful free motion, you will be a wonderful teacher

Mama Pea said...

That's awesome. And I love how great you are at your quilting. Wow.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I new I had seen this on a blog when I saw it on Quilting Arts TV today. You are ahead of things!

Zenia @ A Quilted Passion said...

What a wonderful idea! No alls I have to do is learn to fmq like that and I'll be alright! ;)

jrwork said...

That's a great idea!