365 Free Motion Quilting Designs
Explore hundreds of designs with 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs!
If you're a fan of the Free Motion Quilting Project, you'll love this collection of Leah's first 365 designs, arranged together in beautiful photos in this massive spiral-bound book.
This new second edition features an updated layout, bigger photos, and spiral binding. We’ve also added informative quilting tips throughout the book to help you jump into free motion quilting with both feet.
So why 365 quilting designs? Where did this number come from?
In 2009, Leah Day started a new blog, the Free Motion Quilting Project, and set out to create 365 new free motion quilting designs. Each design was published online with photos and a video tutorial for free for every quilter in the world to enjoy.
This book is a compilation of those 365 designs, and within it you'll find a treasury of ideas and inspiration you'll return to again and again.
- Hundreds of high-resolution filler designs to work in all different areas of your quilt. From the blocks, to the sashing, to the borders, you're sure to find the perfect designs to fit your quilt.
- Feeling confused with free motion quilting? Get back on track with Leah's quick tips on everything from machine settings to how to prepare your quilt top and backing before quilting.
- Build your repertoire of continuous line quilting designs by stitching a different design every day. This book will definitely help break you out of the stippling rut!
You will find a high-quality of photo of each meticulously stitched design; every single one of the 365 filler designs have been stitched out in painstaking detail, no computerized images or drawings!
Please note this is not a primer on free motion quilting basics: instead, this book is an inspirational companion and the largest collection of free motion quilting designs ever published.
Challenge yourself to memorize--not mark--a new design every day for a year. Stitch the designs exactly as shown or mix it up by creating your own variations. There is no limit to the possibilities!
Here is what a few quilters have to say about 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs:
"This book goes beyond my wildest expectations...the only thing I can compare it to is an iPad: you don't realize how much you needed it until you have it. This is one of those ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE books I will recommend to every FMQer and wanna-be. And now that I have a copy, like the ipad, I cannot imagine *ever* having been without."
"Leah's idea to create 365 free-motion quilting designs and share them for free on her blog has revolutionised teaching machine quilting forever! This picture book is designed to be used in conjunction with her terrific website videos on how to quilt each one. Leah's enthusiasm shines through every blog post and encourages new and experienced quilters to have fun with free-motion quilting. As a machine quilting teacher, I highly recommend this book as an amazing teaching resource."
"I've been quilting for over 30 years and have bought many books about the subject. For the last 10 years, I have done free motion quilting but am not very good about creating new designs to quilt. This book is incredible as a guide to more designs then I will ever quilt in my lifetime. The photos and detail are excellent. But what is even more incredible is that the reader can access videos on Leah Day's website where she demonstrates how to quilt the design. This is invaluable information. There is not another quilting book on the market that provides this much help. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in improving their skills in free motion quilting."
If you've been seeking inspiration for new designs and textures to add to your quilts, you'll definitely find it in this book 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs!
This book is available in two formats:
Spiral Bound Print Edition - This print version of the book is designed for quilters who still love browsing through a real book. High quality, large photos showcase each design so clearly you can see each stitch that makes up the square! Quilters love the spiral binding that allows the book to sit flat, or be folded over to reduce space.
Downloadable Ebook Edition - This downloadable edition will save you money on shipping and it will arrive immediately via a download link in your email. This format is great for quilters on the go who prefer to purchase downloadable books that can be opened and read on a tablet, or printed out as needed to try out the patterns.
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