Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bobbin Quilting Motif Tutorial

Last week I posted about a Bobbin quilting motif that I designed for my Dancing Spools Quilt.

Here is a video tutorial on how to free motion quilt both a full and an empty bobbin.  A couple of things to keep in mind when quilting this design:

Try and start the designs on the left, and move toward the right whenever possible.  (That is, if you are right handed.  Lefties do just the opposite.)

Orient the spools in various directions in your space to add interest.

Connect the bobbins with a winding thread that loops and twists to fill the rest of the quilting space.  

Of course, you can make these bobbins as large, or as small as you like.  The ones in the video are are about 3/4."

If you try this quilting design, and have some other tips, please share them here.

Happy Quilting ♥