Trace – doodle – free-motion quilt! 180 doodle patterns to try (+ giveaway)

Spool-doodleDid you ever doodle as a kid?

If you answered yes, here’s some good news: it’s going to come in handy now that you’re a quilter!

Even if you’ve never doodled before, it’s not difficult to do. In fact, we looked up the definition of doodle. Google told us it means to “scribble absentmindedly.” Easy enough, right?

The neat thing is that every person’s doodles are different. That’s why the designer collection of free-motion-quilting doodles in the new book 180 Doodle Quilting Designs is unique!
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180 Doodle Quilting Designs

In 180 Doodle Quilting Designs you’ll choose doodly free-motion quilting sets from popular designers (Angela Walters, Christa Watson, Melissa Corry, and Maddie Kertay, to name a few). Each set includes doodles for a square block, a border, and a setting triangle. Practice the doodles by tracing, and then try drawing them freehand. Soon you’ll be ready to doodle by machine.
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From-180-Doodle-Quilting-Designs

The tracing teaches you how a design flows.

The doodling is simply practicing the design so you can build your confidence at the sewing machine.

By the time you start free-motion quilting, your eyes, your hands, and your muscles recognize the design, and they all work together to create it in thread!
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Leaf Frond doodle pattern design set; see more design sets from the book
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Wavy-Plaid-doodle-patternThe 180 doodle patterns are categorized by chapter:

Chapter 1: Lines, Waves, and Squiggles

Chapter 2: Loops, Curves, and Pebbles

Chapter 3: Swirls, Curls, and Feathers

Chapter 4: Just for Fun

They sound fun, don’t they? Well, that’s because they are fun!

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We tried the steps using the Squiggles and Giggles design set by Vicki Ruebel. We even filmed a little how-to for you, so you can see how the process works.
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(Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video.)

See? Easy as 1-2-3: trace, doodle, free-motion quilt!
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More doodle patterns from
180 Doodle Quilting Designs

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with free-motion quilting on your home sewing machine (or try new designs on your long-arm machine), you can jump right in! Get your copy of 180 Quilting Doodle Designs and start your practice . . . oh, who are we kidding? Start to play!


What’s you favorite doodle medium: pen, pencil, marker, or thread? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the 180 Doodle Quilting Designs eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Ready to try your hand at doodling right now? Buy the book today and download the eBook instantly for free.

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

“I doodle every now and then. It has helped me do a little free-motion quilting.”

Beth, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!

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