Free Motion Quilting For Beginners by Molly Hanson as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Curious about learning how to free-motion quilt, but haven’t had the courage to try? Gain quilting confidence with help from my guest, Molly Hanson. According to Molly, quilters at any skill level should give this quilting style a try.  Molly Hanson, who taught herself free-motion quilting early in her sewing career, shares methods from her new book on this week’s Sewing With Nancy. Molly’s goal is to instill confidence in new quilters.

Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners is this week’s online Sewing With Nancy feature. Watching Molly free-motion quilt is the best way to learn her techniques. Watch online, on Public TV, or on DVD.


Free Motion Quilting For Beginners by Molly Hanson as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Stippling

The most common free-motion quilting technique is stippling. Its versatility, light texture, and ability to blend and not compete with the piecing make it a favorite among quilters. If you’ve been hesitant to learn this technique, fear not! Learn and use Molly’s muscle memory technique to master this first of many free-motion quilting options.


Free Motion Quilting For Beginners by Molly Hanson as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Loop de Loops and Handwriting

What free-motion design should I stitch first? Where should I start? These are questions that you might ask. Molly’s answer is, “Start by stitching your name or a favorite word!” The basic loop de loop design—just like cursive—allows you the freedom to incorporate words into free-motion quilting designs.


Free Motion Quilting For Beginners by Molly Hanson as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman




Free Motion Quilting For Beginners by Molly Hanson as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Pebbles and Chains

Pebbles and Chains consist of a space filled with as many touching circles as possible. Pebbles can fit just about anywhere. Even a single row of pebbles, called a chain of pearls, can be beautiful in small spaces.


Free Motion Quilting For Beginners by Molly Hanson as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



10 Free-Motion Quilting Techniques, Plus 15 Projects

In Molly’s book, Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, learn how to:

  • Set up your machine for free-motion quilting, no technique is left out
  • Begin by learning how to quilt your name, because soon you’ll be signing unique works of art
  • Master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting by working on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces
  • Confidently stitch 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander, swirls, and woodgrain
  • Take your skill to new heights as you quilt 15 practical projects to enhance your daily life, such as a table-top organizer, table runner, tote bag, weekender bag, and laptop sleeve


Free Motion Quilting For Beginners by Molly Hanson as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Watch Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners on Sewing With Nancy online.


For a chance to win a copy of Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, compliments of Martingale/That Patchwork Place, let us know which free-motion style is your favorite. Please leave your comment below.

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

The random winner of a copy of The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew book, is Patti K. Her comment was: This sounds like a great book!! I learn so much from Nancy every time I watch one of her programs. Thanks for making them available to us.

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