I'm loving this heart quilting design series! This week we're learning how to quilt Bleeding Hearts on a small scale for show quilts and quilted on a big scale for bed quilts. See how this works in this new quilting video:
Tools and supplies from this quilting tutorial:
Tips for Free Motion Quilting Bleeding Hearts
Bleeding Hearts is very similar to Heart Paisley - it's a pivoting design that fills your quilts with small clusters of tear drop and heart shapes.
I really like this texture and usually stitch this design with only one heart echo. Of course, you're welcome to change up the design and echo as many times as you like. This will not only take up more space on your quilt, it will add more lovely texture too!
Where Should We Quilt Bleeding Hearts in Our Quilts?
Bleeding Hearts can be an All-Over Quilting design stitched on a large scale for bed quilts. It can also be shrunk down and used as a filler quilting design in art quilts and wall hangings.
I found this design very fast to quilt on my Qnique 21X Elite longarm machine, especially when I could swing out and make the tear drops and hearts very large. It was challenging to quilt the shapes smaller and fit into all the tiny spaces of my quilt.
Make sure to make yourself a frame weight for added stability and control when frame quilting. I really like using mine and find my stitching just a bit neater because the machine is easier to control.
Where do you plan to quilt all of these heart-shaped designs? Share your ideas in the comments below!
Let's go quilt,