Get free-motion quilting: meet your you-can-do-it teacher (+ giveaway!)

No fancy machine needed, no PhD in quilting required—start free-motion quilting right now with this sequel to a best-selling book for machine quilters just like you!

More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

Author Lori Kennedy is back with 62 more fun motifs and tons of tips, tricks, and techniques that will turn you into a top-notch machine quilter (yes, YOU).

In More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3, you’ll follow Lori’s setup plan for stress-free stitching; then you’ll learn about doodling, troubleshooting, and mastering the perfect stitch. You’ll soon be ready to put your pedal to the metal with seasonal and holiday motifs, backgrounds and fills, and “just for fun” designs that will infuse your quilts with personality. Take a look at just a few of the motifs you can create:

Free-motion quilting motif: butterfly
Machine quilt cute butterflies that flutter over a springtime quilt.

Free-motion quilting motif: baby carriage
Who wouldn’t want to personalize a baby quilt this way?

Free-motion quilting motif: scissors
This scissors motif is quite easy to quilt, as you can see!

The book also includes a section on how to quilt BIG quilts—Lori’s got loads of ideas to help you succeed.

We’re excited to again welcome Lori as our guest writer to tell us more about her sequel!


Do YOU want to know the secret to free-motion quilting?

Choose motifs that are FUN for you and patterns that reflect YOUR personality. When you are having fun, your quilting will be transformed from a chore to a pleasure and your quilts will be elevated from mundane to cherished family heirlooms!

My second book, More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3, includes more than 60 FUN motifs and breaks them down into manageable step-by-step instructions with photographs.

The patterns cover all the seasons. You’ll learn to stitch Spring motifs like Baby Birds and Silly Spiral Flowers and Summer patterns like Easy Breezy Flowers and Windowsill Garden. By Fall, you’ll be ready to add Pumpkins, Spiders, and Jack-o’-Lanterns to your quilts. When the snow starts to fall, you’ll find tutorials for Winter motifs like Wooly Mittens, Poinsettias, and Mistletoe.

Seasonal free-motion quilting motifs
Seasonal motifs

In addition to the seasons, there are three more motif chapters: Celebrations, Just for Fun, and Backgrounds and Fills. Celebrations contains patterns like Cupcakes, Baby Carriage, and Ribbons.

Free-motion celebration motifs
Celebrations motifs

Just for Fun includes motifs for quilters, like Scissors and Pincushions, and other lighthearted motifs like an adorable Circus Train.

Just for fun free-motion quilting motifs
Just for Fun motifs

To round out your choices, you’ll find a variety of Backgrounds and Fills like Chevrons and Arrows and Woodgrain.

Background and fills free-motion quilting motifs
Chevrons and Arrows

For help learning the motifs, there’s a chapter on skill building, which includes tips on doodling six essential doodles, as well as suggestions for refining your stitch technique.

In the Setup and Supplies chapter, you’ll find timesaving tips to set up your machine quickly and information on how to choose the best needle, thread, batting, and marking tools.

From More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3
Table of Contents

The Secret to Free-Motion Quilting: If you have fun while you’re quilting, your quilts will be fun! When you make quilts with personality, your family will enjoy them more—and sleep better snuggled in them!

Happy quilting!

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More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3Thank you for sharing your latest book with us, Lori!

We have an eBook copy of More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 to give away to one lucky winner today! To enter to win, tell us in the comments:

How big are the quilts you’ve machine quilted so far?

  • Small.
  • Medium.
  • Large.
  • All of the above!

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to start machine quilting with Lori, you can get her book at ShopMartingale.com and instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Marion, who says:

“The largest I have attempted is almost twin size. Was that ever a challenge! However I now have a magnificent new Bernina and am itching to go at it again. I just don’t have the time to practice every day, as I know I should.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Marion—congratulations!


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