Free-Motion Quilting: Beginner + Intermediate Guide to Free-Motion Quilting: Free Motion Quilting Compendium for Beginner and Intermediate F (Paperback)
Expert FMQ Artist reveals how to start FMQ and save $4850 on buying a long-arm machine
Have you ever looked at a quilt top and wondered where to begin?
Do you want to start FMQ but are afraid of messing up your quilts?
Are you looking to gain real confidence over your quilting skills?
Are you unwilling to spend $5000 on a long-arm machine to get started?
I, Beth Burns, will teach you the secrets of getting started with FMQ pain-free, using the sewing machine you've already got at home.
FMQ is like riding a bicycle.
Once you learn it, you can do it confidently for the rest of your life.
Note: This book has two parts
Part 1: Beginner's Guide to Free Motion Quilting: What Beginners Should Know Before Starting FMQ + 4 Projects for Beginners to Quilt with Confidence
Part 2: Intermediate Guide to Free Motion Quilting: The 4-Step FMQ System to Gain Confidence and Get Better Quilts + 8 Projects for Intermediate Quilters
Inside this you will discover:
- The 4-step FMQ system that takes the fear away and replaces it with a method that will continue to improve your skills long after you've read it
- How to make your first FMQ design in 6 steps
- The #1 key factor that makes the difference between a homemade quilt and a handmade quality quilt
- How to troubleshoot ugly stitches, without ruining the quilt
- A free-motion quilting Christmas special design
- A '5-minute hack' to come up with your own quilt design and save yourself from 'quilter's block'
- How to get rid of pesky body pain while motion quilting (we've all felt it at some point right?)
- How to come up with quilts to fill space, even if you're out of ideas
- How to troubleshoot your machine while quilting, even if you lost the manual
- All-over designs vs. Background filler designs vs. Border designs. - How to convert them into each other
- How to improvise if you don't have equipment to do certain techniques
Here are the answers to some questions you might have about this book:
Q: I just have a regular sewing machine at home, not one of those fancy long arm machines. Can I still use this book to learn FMQ?
A: Yes. The quilt designs are meant to be suitable for both a domestic sewing machine and a long-arm machine.
Truth is you only need a $150 sewing machine to start free-motion quilting.
No matter what equipment you have, or whether you're at a workshop or at home, you can make the projects inside this book
Q: I have always felt that machine quilting is hard to do. Is your book beginner friendly?
A: As I said before, FMQ is like riding a bicycle or driving a car for the first time.
This book ensures that you learn the basics and never fall off of your FMQ bike
Even if you have only mastered 'stitch in the ditch' till now, by reading this book and going through the 4-step system, you will be able to get better, and gain confidence to create stunning quilts
Take action now and let your imagination free.
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