Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: Choose & Use Quilting Designs on Modern Quilts
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Popular machine quilter Angela Walters will motivate you to try something new! Learn to stitch her fresh continuous-line designs on your longarm or domestic machine. Includes step-by-step instructions for continuous-line swirls, circles, squares, vines, arcs, and points. Using basic free-motion skills you already have, discover how to approach quilting a modern quilt by working with bold fabrics and negative space, uniting a variety of shapes, and blending designs. Draw inspiration from striking pictures of 20 modern quilts showing Angela’s designs. You’ll love her practical advice for choosing the perfect pattern to give your modern quilt maximum impact.
to make, they show off fun fabrics and bright solids. However, deciding what designs to use on them can leave you zigzagged out. Consider these options. Close-up of FIELD STUDY (45˝ × 57˝, quilt pattern designed by Tula Pink; pieced by Georgieanna Martin; quilted by Angela Walters) 81 ZIGZAGGED, 39˝ × 47˝, designed and pieced by Empty Bobbin Sewing Studios; quilted by Angela Walters 82 FREE-MOTION QUILTING with Angela Walters Take It a Step Further Some quilters love to use straight lines
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consistent. It is my belief that every quilter, whether a longarmer or those using a DSM, should have an assortment of marking tools. All of my quilting is freemotion, but sometimes I mark larger motifs on the quilt. I also use registration marks on my quilt. These marks help me ensure that designs are consistent. These are a few of my favorite marking tools: A variety of marking tools will make quilting easier. Water-Soluble Pens Stencils I will admit that I am a snob when it comes to
erase are fun to draw on and don’t waste paper. The quilting designs in this section are ones I find myself often using when quilting modern quilts. Some may not look “modern” at first glance, but the texture they add to any quilt is outstanding. The only thing you need to remember is that with practice, anyone can do these designs. Are you ready? Let’s get to it! 19 SWIRLS & CIRCLES When most quilters start free-motion quilting, the swirl and circle shapes are usually the first designs they
quilting. 3 2 2. Echo the shape twice. 1 2 1 3. Quilt another paisley shape, gently curving it to fit close to the first one. 3 1 2 4. Echo the paisley twice, ending close to the first shape. 5. Continue quilting the shapes and echoing until you fill the entire area. If you find yourself stuck in an area too small for a paisley shape, echo other paisleys until you fill in the area. 24 FREE-MOTION QUILTING with Angela Walters Loop & Double Loop Swirls Even though Loop & Double Loop