Hi friends! I’m back with another video in my How to Quilt series. Today I’ll be showing you how to free motion quilt! This has been one of my most highly requested videos, and I’m hoping that it will inspire you to give free motion quilting a try. I know it can sound a little intimidating, but I assure you that it’s a lot of fun, and I think you’ll be glad that you gave it a go!




To free motion quilt you’ll need the following supplies:


Watch Quilting 101: How to Free Motion Quilt



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  1. My husband and I are now retired. I have recently taken up quilting, and have made over thirty baby quilts and small-sized quilts to hang over the back of the couch. I keep wanting to try FMQ because in my estimation, that is what truly makes a quilt beautiful. However, I am too scared to try it. Every time I make a quilt sandwich, I end up just stitching in the ditch to quilt it….every single time. After spending all that time and work on making the top, I can’t bring myself to maybe ruin it. I don’t want to send my quilts out to be quilted on a long-arm, as then I wouldn’t feel like I am the one who made it. I don’t know if I’ll ever get over this fear.

  2. I am getting started on free motion quilting and stumbled on your tutorial. You are an awesome and encouraging instructor! I am inspired to keep at it and with your encouragement, I will be content to embrace all the imperfections! I just had to search your name on the internet and am amazed at all you do! God Bless You and thank you for sharing your talents!

  3. I enjoyed you are sight I’m making a quote for my son and I wanted to trim around the squares to give it a little more look back to it and you help me out an awful lot thank you and I will be looking at your site more I’ve been sitting here for an hour watching your your your us your program thank you

  4. Free motion quilting can be done on a regular sewing machine. What’s important to note however is that you will need the ability to lower or disengage your feed dogs. … And yes – free motion quilting can certainly be practiced as a beginner. In fact, it can be learned and practiced at any skill level.

    1. Hi, actually you do NOT have to be able to lower your feed dogs to FMQ 🙂 I prefer to do that, but I know other people who prefer to leave their feed dogs up as it can provide a little more stability.


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