501 quilting design motifs + 8 ways to mark a quilt (+ giveaway!)

Silver Plume quilting motif

If you quilt by hand or machine—or if you’re one of many quilters who is ready to try her hand (or machine) at quilting your own quilts—you simply must get to know our #1 bestselling book on the art of quilting. Why now? Because it’s finally available in paperback for a new low price!

Bird and heart quilting motifsWhether you’re looking for hand-quilting designs or machine-quilting designs, 501 Quilting Motifs is one of those books that will inspire you for as long as you quilt. The collection comes from the editors of Quiltmaker and features more than 26 years of designs from the magazine. Got specific-sized blocks that need quilting? Consult a handy size index for loads of ready-to-stitch ideas. Get tips for selecting, adapting, and transferring motifs to any quilt top you’ve finished, plan to finish, and even those you may never finish (seriously—there are that many motifs). Just know that whatever quilt top you do finish, you can rely on this indispensable reference when deciding how to quilt it.

Now, the idea of getting motifs from paper to fabric can be a mystery to quilters who haven’t done their own quilting before. Below is handy chart from 501 Quilting Motifs that explains the pros and cons of marking quilt designs with different tools, so you can experiment and find your favorite.

Tools for marking quilting motifs--chart
Feel free to print the chart above and use it for your personal reference.

The book features lots more handy tips about the process of quilting a quilt, but let’s face it: 501 Quilting Motifs is all about the FIVE-HUNDRED-AND-ONE MOTIFS you can play with! Designs are broken down into eight chapters:

Quilting design motifs
Chapter examples, from left: Feathers, Flowers, Geometric Shapes, and Children/Teens

Quilting design motifs
Chapter examples, from left: Vines and Leaves, Hearts, Holiday/Seasonal, and Foods

Quilters who own the book give it extra-mega-bonus points for one more valuable feature: in the example below, you can see how motifs come with additional ideas for quilting blocks, corners, and borders. With these variations, you can create well over a thousand different arrangements.

Feather quilting motifs
Example of the “Cocheco” feather motif

501 Quilting MotifsSo, what do quilters who own 501 Quilting Motifs have to say? Here are just a few reviews from Amazon:

  • “I never thought there were so many easy motifs I could sew in a quilt. I’m sewing like crazy! It’s amazing how much fun I’m having with this book’s help.”
  • “A friend referred me to this book…she had loaned her copy to me, but then I realized I must have my own.”
  • “Don’t get in a rut quilting the same old thing on every quilt…this book will expand your quilting and keep it fresh and interesting.”
  • “This book is so wonderful in its simplicity and I look forward to using it over the years.”
  • “Worth the money, quite a resource.”

Ready to invest in a quiltmaking staple that will lead to a lifetime of inspiration? Buy the paperback edition of 501 Quilting Motifs right now and download the eBook instantly for free. Or, buy the eBook only and save even more!


What motifs have you used to quilt your quilts? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the 501 Quilting Motifs eBook! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Patty, who says:

“Being a quilting newbie this would be a great addition to my small (but growing) container of information. The ebook edition would be great because then I can read it on my laptop right where and while I am ‘working’ on my quilting (tho I wouldn’t call it working because it is something I am learning and enjoing it without a doubt).”

We’ll email you about your prize, Patty. Congratulations!


302 Comments

  • I’ve used hearts, stars, flowers, vines and some free form designs. I’m always looking for new ideas, thanks.

    —Dana on February 27, 2014
  • I only hand quilt and am always looking for new ideas.
    This book like it would be a very good reference guide.

    Paulette

    —Paulette Doerhoff on February 27, 2014
  • The only motifs I have sewn into my mini quilts are swirly and loopty-do designs that don’t really follow a specific pattern. I would love to use some of these patterns…they are so inspiring!

    Kathy E. on February 27, 2014
  • New to quilting I’ve only done stitch in the ditch. I like hearts. Can’t wait to learn from this website.

    Rochelle on February 27, 2014
  • I have used purchased quilting stencils in undulating waves, flowers, chains, etc. For baby quilts, I trace around children’s stencils for fun, simple animal designs

    —Mamiejane on February 27, 2014
  • I’m still new to doing my own quilting, but I’ve branched out from straight lines to scalloped curves.

    —Debra George on February 27, 2014
  • I Have Used Hearts,Vines,Leaves,Repeats Of Designs In The Fabric, Airplanes,Dogs, Stars And Meandering Most Anything In Both Hand And Machine Quilting.

    —Tina G on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used my own heart, star and flower templates, and commercial templates. This book looks like something that would get a lot of use in my sewing room.

    —Judy Beebe on February 27, 2014
  • This book looks like a wonderful resource! I am a free motion quilter and I use feathers, leaves, hearts, and stars to name a few, but I am always trying to figure out how to quilt different block shapes.

    —Fran Wiest on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used swirls, airplanes, straight lines, stitch in the ditch, X, stars, wavy lines.

    —Dee D on February 27, 2014
  • Wow, this seams like a great book – may have to order one. Have tryed some freemotion quilting and love it 🙂

    2ne on February 27, 2014
  • I have never quilted anything other than straight lines and stipples, so this is just the thing for me!

    —Janet Monahan on February 27, 2014
  • I have used Flowers, Feathers, Stars, Hearts, Vines and Leaves, waves, and of course stippling.

    Gene Black on February 27, 2014
  • I have only done a little stitch in the ditch so far. I am still trying to learn how to do the actual quilting.

    —Joyce Weber on February 27, 2014
  • I have used many different kinds of designs on my quilts and my customers quilts, and love to find related designs for a cohesive look. Oh and small surprises such as a butterfly on a garden quilt is really fun!

    —Sally on February 27, 2014
  • I love stitching any type of feathers on my quilts.

    —DebrafromMD on February 27, 2014
  • I love using feathers and swirls and am really wanting to make my mind work around motifs for blocks or sections of blocks more

    —Jane Prestidge on February 27, 2014
  • I have used bubbles, stars, waves, squares, chevrons, outline and others. This book would be a great help for me to try out new motifs. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Beth B on February 27, 2014
  • I stich in the ditch or stipple or wavy lines as I don’t have a book to try out

    —diane on February 27, 2014
  • I recently purchased a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen sit down machine and have been quilting free motion flowers and loops. I’ve mainly been practicing my stitch length for consistency. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    paula.thequilter on February 27, 2014
  • So far all I can manage to do very well is stitch in the ditch and a meander. I have tried stars and flowers and hearts and leaves.

    —Dorothy Matheson on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve not quilted many of my tops, but would sure like to learn. I’ve done some echo quilting in my hand quilting projects.

    Billie Kretzschmar on February 27, 2014
  • I have used celtic knots, snowflakes and circle shapes which I photo copy then sew thru the paper. Works but not the best. I need practice which I am forcing myself to do!! Only way to get better.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on February 27, 2014
  • I like traditional and whole cloth quilting so I use a variety of templates from books, stencils, some free hand drawing and lots of different ways of marking. I am always looking for ways to compliment the design or pattern of the top. Quilt Motifs add depth to the quilt and a whole lot of love into it. I especially like flowers since the quilted ones will be with us for a whole lot longer than a cut one.

    —Alicia Campbell on February 27, 2014
  • I have not ventured too far away from straight line quilting, but would love the opportunity with this book as a guide. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of it!

    —Cheryl M on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used the Card Trick and star quilt blocks as motif ideas…although I do a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch for crib/small quilts, and outline quilting for panel quilts, with or without pieced borders.

    —Carol on February 27, 2014
  • I have mostly quilted using variations of stippling! eg stippling with flowers, stippling with stars, stippling with hearts, stippling with butterflies and just plain stippling!

    —Gloria on February 27, 2014
  • I have used pantographs, stars, circle and straight line quilting. This books sounds like a great resource for tons of new quilting designs. Thanks for a chance!

    Barb in MI on February 27, 2014
  • Mostly stitch in the ditch & straight line quilting – would love to try some of the designs in the book

    —Karon Henderson on February 27, 2014
  • I have only done in the ditch. Would love to try some of these designs from the book. Thanks.

    —Kelly Williams on February 27, 2014
  • I have always done my own quilting using stitch in the ditch when I was new then moved on to stippling or meandering. I am now starting to try simple flower designs and lines radiating out. Would love to be able to do feathers. I believe this book would be a great help to any quilter. If I don’t win I think I will look for this the next time I visit my quilting shop.

    —Charlotte Brown on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve done mostly straight line quilting, but would really like to become more creative. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Cindy on February 27, 2014
  • I’m sort of stuck doing stippling, for several reasons. One I can’t seem to visual the design so I can then stitch it out without first marking the design. Secondly haven’t found a really good way to mark the fabric. If you try using the ws pens, the tip is almost bigger than the slit of the template. Did see a suggestion on another site, to mark the top before layering with batting and backing. Easier to mark the top and keeps the pen from bleeding through the batting that can keep reappearing.

    But I have add I love stippling, it is so relaxing and can get in stitching mood that I hardly hear anyone around me! Hope someday I can get past stippling and enjoy the other patterns as well.

    —Dana on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used mostly straight line quilting but have also done hearts and Celtic love knots.

    —Brenda Hulsey on February 27, 2014
  • I’m still a beginner, so hearts, swirls, leaves and vines. Thanks!!

    —Marilyn S on February 27, 2014
  • My go to quilting for freemotion quilting seems to be flowers and swirls though I have done feathers, hearts, circles, lots of different things. The book looks fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Sandy N on February 27, 2014
  • I am a fairly new long armer. I am trying to get good enough to longarm for others. To do this I have been making quilts for friends and family. We have had a rash of babys lately. I have done baby carriages in a boarder design, feathers, hearts, stippling,and a few other designs, but I need help to learn more. I am trying to learn as much as possable. It’s just so much fun. I spend hours a day at it and I am always sorry when I have to stop. I have been unable to work for the past year so this would help me a great deal if I were the one to be blessed with this book.

    —Tina on February 27, 2014
  • I absolutely love traditional, elaborate quilting. Although I can quilt we’ll, it’s not really my thing(too many quilts, too little time). However, this book would be a perfect gift for my friend who is an incredible hand quilter!

    —Deborah Calyo on February 27, 2014
  • I have used feather motifs, of course, and I’ve also used motifs for tulips and other flowers and animals.

    Ida Houston on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve gone crazy with feathers! I try to use them whenever possible, and get sad when the quilt calls for something other than feathers (boo). I also like to quilt leaves and vines in borders.

    —Z Any Mouse on February 27, 2014
  • My quilting consists of meandering and stitch in the ditch. I am getting braver! Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Janie on February 27, 2014
  • I use lots of swirls and curling designs. Meandering, and leaves, vines and wavy lines are always things I like to include. The last year I finally learned to do feathers and now I want to put them on everything.

    Debbie Clarke on February 27, 2014
  • Mostly I do swirly, flowery designs that you cant really tell if I mess up a little. I want to expand my skill by learning to do more specific motifs.

    —Kathleen on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used feathers, hearts, vermicelli, cross-hatching, in the ditch and echo quilting depending on the type of quilt I was making.

    Jan Allston on February 27, 2014
  • Most of my quilting is done free motion. Doing the quilting I have done meandering, flowers, waves, double circles. loops, feathers, boxy mazes, leaves and vines, animal motifs, stars plus a few other things. To have this book for reference would be a great addition to my quilting library.

    —Cindy on February 27, 2014
  • I’m new to quilting and have only done machine quilting with a walking foot; Stitch-in-the-ditch, diamonds and orange-peel-like curves following apple core blocks. I’ve marked with pencils & chalk. It’s time for me to expand my horizons into FMQ. This book would be a tremendous help! I hope I can win your giveaway. Thanks for this opportunity.

    —Kathleen Dalecio on February 27, 2014
  • I haven’t been quilting again for that long, so everything has been a grid or in the ditch so far. I’d LOVE this book so I can branch out and try some patterns that really complement my tops!

    —Meghan O'Connor on February 27, 2014
  • I hand quilt almost all of my quilts because it looks nice and the person knows that and loves it even more. I have just started to use some quilting motifs on my quilts and would love to add this book to my collection!!

    Bonnie Miceli on February 27, 2014
  • I have a shortarm machine (sewing machine on a Grace frame) and have pretty much kept to meandering. Recently though I branched out to stars, hearts, and loops. I would love to learn more. Fun!

    —Virginia in AK on February 27, 2014
  • Feathers are my favorite, both in hearts and vines. I’ve also used animals for making my grandchildren’s quilts.

    —Susan Green on February 27, 2014
  • The hardest part of quilting for me is to decide WHAT design to use in a specific area…so often I resort to the same old ones. It DOES get boring!

    —shannon on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used mostly arcs and straight lines. I need help branching out into other designs. I’ve done both hand and machine quilting.

    —Karen Watkins on February 27, 2014
  • Hi – I just use easy peasey flower loops and waves – I would like to expand on this –
    but I do a lot of echo stitching too. Thanks for the chance.

    —Jane from Ma on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used very few templates when quilting. I will just draw freehand on my quilt top if I really need lines. I love feathers, flowers and hearts as my go to motifs.

    —Karen A on February 27, 2014
  • I have done simple straight lines and some random meandering but nothing real fancy. This book would be a great help for learning new motiffs.

    —Vonda Boze on February 27, 2014
  • I most often quilt knot motifs and straight lines by hand and border designs by machine

    —Rochelle on February 27, 2014
  • I usually use my own drawings when I quilt, so that they are unique to the project I am working on. There are so many talented people out there that it’s hard to keep up with all that is going on. Thank you for sharing this inspiring collection!

    —Carol J on February 27, 2014
  • I’m still "in the ditch"! That’s why I need to win this book–so I can start to do more!

    —Carol on February 27, 2014
  • Looks like a great book to have. I’m always looking for new ideas. I could get lost in a book like that.

    —Sherry on February 27, 2014
  • I have used a motif I made myself with a double leaf. I am still learning to fmq so this book would be of tremendous help.

    —Sandra Visser on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve only done straight, random or wavy lines with my walking foot so far.

    Melissa Miller on February 27, 2014
  • The hardest decision would be what to choose.

    —Sharon Cummings on February 27, 2014
  • Hi there:
    I just bought the soft cover book which is about an inch thick. I plan to put a spiral binding on it. I think because of the number of pages, 208, it would be difficult to navigate on a computer unless there’s a great electronic indexing involved. I love the book and also have many of the same motifs in Electric Quilt using Quiltmaker’s EQ quilting motifs issues.

    —Arden on February 27, 2014
  • I used many motifs when I began machine quilting, but I’ve shifted to freestyle free-motioning. Years ago, I had fun quilting the names of round robin participants (and some biographical bits of information) in their sections of my quilt.

    —Tesuque on February 27, 2014
  • I have a few stencil; a circle fan, holly, and a swirly flower; and I’ve used them on quilts.

    —Joanna on February 27, 2014
  • I like continuous line quilting. Typically take motifs from Nature: spirals, trees and stars are favorites.

    —Lynne on February 27, 2014
  • I have made hearts and another time a rope. I would love to own the book.Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Nancy on February 27, 2014
  • Mostly I try to do a different design on each quilt, I did flowers, feathers, swirls, contineous lines,ruler work, Always looking for inspiration, this book could help me
    thanks for this give away

    —Jo T. on February 27, 2014
  • I have used the double heart and the leave vine. I have also done the stippling/meandering designs. More choices will equal more quilts.Would love to have 501 quilting motifs to choose from. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Dot on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve quilted feathers, stars, flowers and more but I would love to learn more motifs!

    Beth Strand on February 27, 2014
  • I have used feathers, circles, and a cloud like motif for hand quilting, but use mostly straight lines for machine quilting. Thanks!

    —Delaine on February 27, 2014
  • Love doing the free motion quilting and often try to mimic my designs in some way. Other times, it’s just loopy loops, or what my son calls figgle faggles.

    Erin

    —Erin on February 27, 2014
  • I have not had the pleasure of doing any of this kind of stitching. I have not come up with the money for a walking foot or a free motion foot. Really don’t know if they even make them for my machine. 🙂 Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Rita McCart on February 27, 2014
  • Snowflakes

    —Quilting Tangent on February 27, 2014
  • This would be a good book for me! I’m just now starting to think about what I need to do to fill the space. Since I’m a hands on hand kind of person this would be good in the library.

    —Diane Baldwin on February 27, 2014
  • I have been using the Pilot Frixion pens. I have used
    red, black and blue. I did write to the company and
    asked them since the quilters have found their pens
    we would like their lab to find one in white for dark
    fabrics. These pen marks disappear with the steam from
    an iron. Have not have one problem with the disappearance
    or any return of marks. If you iron your markings away
    it will come back if the quilt is placed in the freezer.
    Ask me how I know that.

    —Peg O'Reilly on February 27, 2014
  • I started with a vine-y sort of leaf and discovered that if I repeated the design in a different colour thread, It gave the vine an interesting "shadow" effect. I have tried what I think is called, "turkey feathers", but mine look more like blossoms. I’ve also done ocean waves and one I like to call "seagrass" . Hand stitching lends itself to many, many patterns which can be singular motifs or continuos lines…it is just takes longer, but there is a degree of pleasure in hand-work which you can’t achieve with a machine. My latest hand-stitched quilt is going to be called,"Sochi 2014″ because that is all I did during the Olympics!

    Gail G on February 27, 2014
  • I have only used all over stippling and straight line stitching on my quilts. Would love to learn more designs. This book looks great to help me use more. I would like to learn how to hand quilt. The chart above makes me a little more confident.

    —Susan Paxton on February 27, 2014
  • Only have tried stippling and pebbles. Always looking to adding more.

    —tanner on February 27, 2014
  • I own the 501 quilting motifs. I use it for ideas and put a few together to make it my own. Like the hearts, beautifies, leaves and any one line like Funky Flower,Friendship vines 2. I love free motion quilting.

    —Linda Christianson on February 27, 2014
  • I love feathers and leaves so that’s primarily what I use. But I’d love to win this book and expand my horizons! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Pam S on February 27, 2014
  • I am terrified to try. Just basic stitch in the ditch so far.

    elr on February 27, 2014
  • I mostly stitch in the ditch but would love to learn motifs!

    —Ashley on February 27, 2014
  • I love designing the quilting pattern to go with the quilt! I have used flowers, feathers, cables, basket weave, cross hatching, raindrops, knots, clamshells, trees, lots of animals, hearts, even bamboo and paw prints for a panda quilt! This book has lots of great ideas!

    —Carol C on February 27, 2014
  • I use stencils or this book which I would love to own another copy as mine is falling apart. I trace the pattern onto white paper and then use this copy to shrink or enlarge to size wanted. Then I use the Golden Threads yellow paper to make a copy for quilting. I pin it onto my quilt top and stitch right thru the paper. Afterwards, I remove the paper.

    Elaine West on February 27, 2014
  • As a long arm quilter I have accumulated quite a stash of patterns. I think that making feathers freehand is my all time favorite though. I like to start with the spine and swirl and curl then around in a block or sashing.

    —Kathy G on February 27, 2014
  • I would love to win this book. I haven’t done any quilting yet.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on February 27, 2014
  • Always looking for new quilting ideas. Would love to win this book.

    —Jean on February 27, 2014
  • I generally free-motion quilt a meandering medium stipple pattern or a series of loops since I’m usually in a hurry to get a quilt done for a gift or charity function or raffle. I have tried a leaf and vine motif on a wine-themed table runner and would like to expand my skill in this area. I’m sure this book would give me lots of useful ideas.

    —Gail D. on February 27, 2014
  • I have used chains, hearts, stitch in the ditch and outline quilting. This book looks wonderful and would expand my possibilities.

    —Susan on February 27, 2014
  • Initially I mostly stippled but I did make a breast cancer awareness quilt and used a clover design on it. This book looks very interesting. And it seems that with 501 motifs, one would not need such another book.

    —Karen L. on February 27, 2014
  • I like to quilt my own quilts but often use the same designs and motifs over and over because I don’t want to take the time to find new ones. This book would be a wonderful resource to have them all in one place and be able to page through until I find just the one that will work. My quilting could certainly use the help. Thank you for such a nice giveaway opportunity.

    —Sharon on February 27, 2014
  • I love feathers and use them any time I can.

    dorothy ransom on February 27, 2014
  • I have used the feathers especially when I was just learning!! They were a great help!

    —kathy on February 27, 2014
  • I love to use hearts and tulips in both my hand and machine quilting designs. But I’m all ready to branch out and try some different designs. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Linda Webster on February 27, 2014
  • I made a quilt using a cat motif fabric. The border print was paw prints so I quilted paw prints all around on the border. They were much bigger than those on the fabric but it finished the quilt off in a really cute way.

    —Denise Cohen on February 27, 2014
  • I am a beginner, but I have done stitch in the ditch & some decorative stitching on my quilts. I have also embroidered RW designs on them. This book sounds awesome. If I don’t win, I will put this book on my wish list. Thank you for giving me a chance to win.

    —Linda King on February 27, 2014
  • Sadly, my quilting skills are abysmal. However, as in all things quilty, I just keep on doing it just because I love to. Recipients of the quilts don’t seem to notice how terrible they look, and, perhaps, over time, I will improve, as I have with my other quilt skills.

    —souixZea on February 27, 2014
  • I stipple and am trying to branch out in my machine quilting. This book would be so helpful in getting patterns to follow. It takes practice but having a variety of designs to choose from could make the practice a lot more fun.

    —connie on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used feathers, flowers and free-form designs for my hand quilting as well as my machine quilting. My biggest challenge is in coming up with designs to fill individual blocks, such as stars. Sounds like this book would fill the bill.

    —Bonnie Bowman on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve done hearts, flowers and butterflies. Thanks for the giveaway

    —Nancy on February 27, 2014
  • I tried to do the squiggly line stencil, but it just wasn’t working so I just free handed it. I have not tried the pounce yet, but I would like to try marking and using that method.

    —Daynora on February 27, 2014
  • I often use a Hera marker to mark grids on quilts and have also used machine embroidery quilt motifs.

    —Bonnie Goodrich on February 27, 2014
  • I like to practice free motion quilting on baby quilts. It’s a great way to become more proficient…seeing as I am a bit of a hesitant newbie at this. I have tried using a clam shell stencil, a cable border stencil, and a ribbon stencil. I just bought today a continuous line stencil to try. I want to quilt my first KING SIZE quilt. Wish me luck. Would LOVE to have that book!

    Averyclaire on February 27, 2014
  • I have used a lot of different motifs, but lately I have rally fallen in love with feathers. Have been looking at more shapes of feathers other than circles and swags. Looks like this book ma show me more.

    —Nancy on February 27, 2014
  • I usually use either some type of feather design or a cable style motif. It depends on the space size. This book looks great!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Jill on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve tried so many quilt designs but my favorites are hearts, stars, feathers and wreaths. This book would help me to narrow the design selection.

    —Debby H on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve done three quilts with just straight lines. I have three ufo’s. For the last two weeks I’ve been practicing doing a simple meandering and not as simple as it looks – then again maybe I’m being to critical. I’ve removed more stitches than I’ve sewn. Would love to know how to do free motion – need all the help I can get.

    —Shirley on February 27, 2014
  • I love feathers. I’m still not very good at them, but I still love them.

    —Cynthia Green on February 27, 2014
  • I mostly use a free-hand all-over meandering – my sister calls it squiggles! I’m working up the courage to try free-hand feathers.

    —Dana on February 27, 2014
  • I have to admit I could use some inspiration! I do basic machine-quilting on my projects. Mostly do things like a vine with leaves on them, have done ocean waves, hearts, and "L’s and E’s." All very basic but I keep wanting to expand my repertoire. This book sounds awesome and inspiring, just what I need! Thank you for the opportunity.

    Susan Mulvihill on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve never quilted a motif before but will be doing so once I start the quilting of my double wedding ring quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Christine M on February 27, 2014
  • I’m new to quilting and have only made one quilt top and one pillow so far. The pillow was a Christmas gift for my Mom, so she would never say it was poorly done. I worked very hard to make sure that the pillow was my best work considering it was my first free-motion experience. I used straight lines and feathers and it did turn out pretty good. This book would help me to broaden my horizons and branch out into geometrical shapes and maybe some vines and flowers. I was frightened to do free-motion finishing work, but now that I know I can do it, it’s not so intimidating.

    Lisa

    —Lisa S on February 27, 2014
  • I have only quilted with my walking foot so far, I have done big circles and straight lines/zig zags. I want to try free motion quilting this year and this book looks like it would help lots. You didn’t say if the giveaway is open internationally or not – I’m in the UK.

    —Jen B on February 27, 2014
  • I usually quilt by hand but I use some templates with stars, hearts, vines and cables in borders. I have also traced around cookie cutters for cute Christmas designs. I want to learn to quilt by machine and this book would really help with ideas. Thanks for a chance at winning.

    Marsha B on February 27, 2014
  • I love feathers! I’m not good at doing them, but I still love them!

    —Janet T on February 27, 2014
  • I love feathers, but not good at them yet. Still working on them. I have used leaves, hearts and flowers. I get too intimidated by free motion quilting. Need to let go and create!

    —Sharon K on February 27, 2014
  • Still fairly new at machine quilting, stitch in the ditch and some echo quilting is the bravest I gotten. Would love to try more specific quilt patterns…thanks!

    —Barb on February 27, 2014
  • Really haven’t done any motifs to date. I have stuck to the basics – meandering, straight lines, stitch in the ditch.

    —Tracy DVR on February 27, 2014
  • I have only done stitch in the ditch and just a plain wavy pattern…would love to learn new patterns and try them out on some quilts.

    —Anne on February 27, 2014
  • I have used tape, drawn on with freezer paper, free form and once used a paper border pattern with adhesive on the back. I like the freeform the best, but am not so good at it!

    —Marianne Dunn on February 27, 2014
  • Stars, shells, paisleys, teddy bears

    —Mary Jane Cardwell on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used a lot of leaves and vines for wreaths, stars, hearts, a few feathers (would love to learn to do more of those), and all the basic loops and squiggles. Nothing very complex, to my detriment. The different sizes of the motifs in the book sound very useful–no more fiddling and figuring to get the perfect fit.

    —Cheryl L on February 27, 2014
  • I haven’t used any motifs as yet but have been building a stash of them. So far I’ve done stitch in the ditch and free motion by stitching on designs within the fabric. Would love to win this!

    —Kathy Elamon on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve only used stencils and done a little stippling. Definitely could use the inspiration! Thanks!

    —Katy P on February 27, 2014
  • Feathers, feathers and more feathers. I love feathers. I have used some other motives but I always come back to feathers.

    —Judy W on February 27, 2014
  • most of the quilts I’ve done have been straight line quilting, I’m currently trying a motif with cowboy boots and hats on a quilt, not
    as easy as it looks but still lots of fun. Would love to have this
    book!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —debbie landry on February 27, 2014
  • I don’t have a lot of experience but my favorite of the ones I’ve done is an oak leaf motif. This book could really help be expand my options!

    —Carol Vickers on February 27, 2014
  • I have done flowers, vines and pebbles. I did the stippling first, but would LOVE to have more ideas and inspiration.

    —Becky Collis on February 27, 2014
  • I’m still a beginner so I’ve only gone so far as to do a trailing vine with loops and interspersed hearts, leaves or stars. This weekend I progressed to a cable design on a border because I had a stencil for it. My biggest issue in FMQing is trying to decide WHAT to quilt so this book would be so helpful.

    —PAULA on February 27, 2014
  • I have just started machine quilting on my own…I used some star stencils, but need some new ideas. This book sounds great!

    —Kelly Crosby on February 27, 2014
  • I am both a hand quilter and a machine quilter. There are so many motifs you could quilt for years and not use them all.

    —Diane Quigley on February 27, 2014
  • I have been experimenting with tracings from children’s coloring books, looking for unique combinations. I appreciate a new source!

    —Diane Nancarrow on February 27, 2014
  • I did a little bit of everything..mark and quilt…feathers, stippling, echo,all kind of stencils….thank you

    —marta on February 27, 2014
  • Other than stitch in the ditch, none! Yep, none. Newbie, here with a desire to learn. Hope I win!

    —Margo Scott on February 27, 2014
  • I have always hand quilted in the past. This year, I’m attempting my first machine quilted project. I’m going to do a lot of practice small projects first. I’ve always used the washable blue markers and a stencil. This book sounds like just what I need! Thanks for the chance to win one!

    Chris H on February 27, 2014
  • I have used feathers and stippling and would like to improve my designs.

    —Kathy h on February 27, 2014
  • I have never used these designs but have always wanted to try them. I would love to learn something other than stitch in the ditch, someday I will get the nerve to try something new. LOL

    —peggy sides on February 27, 2014
  • Feathers, leaves, swirls, hearts. This book seems like a wonderful resource. Thank you for sharing.

    —Rose-Marie on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used cars, hearts, stars, leaves, celtic knots…umm and lots of weaving vines.

    —Melanie Varela on February 27, 2014
  • I’m just learning to quilt and any assistance I can find would be greatly appreciated. This giveaway would definitely help me to understand the art of quilting. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

    —Jan on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve mostly only quilted straight lines, SID, and a bit of meandering…mostly from lack of inspiration…I think I NEED this book! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy – maybe my quilting will be more interesting 🙂

    —Diane on February 27, 2014
  • I have machine quilted several quilts, and I only do Stitch in the Ditch, Straight Line Quilting, and a fairly good meander. I did do some spirals on the circles on some place mats, but that really doesn’t count. I really, really need this book. I need some new ways to quilt things.

    —Cindy Dahlgren on February 27, 2014
  • I have cut out shapes such as Hearts and dog bones. I have traced on water souable sheets to make templates. Also use the walking foot for straight line quilting. Would like to learn to be more comfortable with free motion quilting .

    —Rita Scott on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used vines, stipple, random curls, and waves; but I am always looking for more ideas.

    —Martha J on February 27, 2014
  • I tend to use a lot of hearts and stars…..l make QOV and kid quilts for donation and there are so many variations that these two are mainstays.

    The book 501 Quilting Motifs might help me break into new territory! :0)

    Jane Modjeski

    —Mj Modjeski on February 27, 2014
  • This would be an excellent addition to my quilting library! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    —Duane Wiley on February 27, 2014
  • I have quilted straight lines and a grid which is an easy thing to do. I have attempted stipple quilting and also freehand clamshells. I have used templates for the borders to do several designs. I have done some freehand flowers on a busy print so they don’t show very much. I got a template so I could do feathers that looked more professional. Still don’t trust my unsteady hand with free motion.

    —Wanda Holbrook on February 27, 2014
  • I enjoy machine quilting and want to broaden the choices I have. I have used stars and hearts for quilting borders. Thank you for the give-away

    —Terri Tresise on February 27, 2014
  • I would have to say "straight line" and "stitch in the ditch" are my go to quilting motifs (tongue in cheek there, folks). My "meander" is worthless and my "feathers" are out of the pillows. I really need some inspiration as far as the quilting aspect of quilting goes!

    —Deb Mac on February 27, 2014
  • I have been finishin piecing a lot of UFOs and they are moving into the ‘needs to be quilted’ column. So really need this!

    —Donna Foster on February 27, 2014
  • I hand-quilt and love to incorporate hearts on my borders when giving quilts to those that I love.

    While I love quilting by hand, I had the idea that in order to finish, it was ok to go with the least amount of quilting possible, just to get the job done. But it came to quilting this one particular top and I couldn’t get motivated. In the end, I decided to go to the other extreme and quilt as much as I could in each block. The quilt was made up of various applique techniques and the blocks were all different sizes, so I had fun with cross-hatching, straight lines, feathers, fans, you name it; I had a ball!

    I still make quick quilts that need a simple, fast quilting pattern but when it comes to those special quilts, I go all out.

    —Kayt Deans on February 27, 2014
  • Flowers and feathers

    —Bunny on February 27, 2014
  • I have used swirls and a square dance long board, so would enjoy using some of these beauties and add some variety. Thank you

    —Linda (Petey) on February 27, 2014
  • I have used stars, hearts, leaves, flowers, many continuous designs, free motion, outline and stitch in the ditch.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Valerie A. Clark on February 27, 2014
  • I make mostly minis that don’t have much room for quilting, but I made a beautiful portrait that I hand quilted with cross hatching. I’d love to win this because I am trying to become decent at machine quilting. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Margaret M on February 27, 2014
  • I haven’t used any motifs on my quilts, because I haven’t been brave enough to try one, and, of course, I don’t have any collected. Learning to quilt my tops is on my bucket list. Thanks for chance to get a great book to help in the learning process.

    —Deborah DeBerry on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve mostly been an echo quilter, or straight lines. Vines & leaves have about the limit of my motifs. Maybe thisd book will encourage me to stretch a little!

    —Kathy on February 27, 2014
  • I have used leaf & vine, tried feathers, & petals.

    —Diantha Howard on February 27, 2014
  • I am fairly new to machine quilting and could really use some inspiration and new ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

    —Linda Zumwalt on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve been practicing feathers, but also use swirls, leaves and hearts. Great inspiration! Thanks.

    —Maryellen on February 27, 2014
  • Mainly I used stitch in the ditch and straight line. Occasionally I’ll try meandering. i’d love to be able to do more!

    —Debbie on February 27, 2014
  • I have never quilted a motif before, I am really new to FMQ and usually just do SITD or meandering.

    —OHSue on February 27, 2014
  • machine quilted loops, swirls, stars, and stitch in the ditch.

    —Nancy Allen on February 27, 2014
  • I’m in the process of starting a quilting business, so the more motif’s I can offer the better & this book looks stuffed full of ideas!

    —Sue Gallagher on February 27, 2014
  • I have used hearts, cowboy boots, and fish. It depends on the project what I use. I also do a lot of shadow quilting as well as stitch in the ditch.

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on February 27, 2014
  • I am constantly searching for new designs for quilting. This book would be the awesome to have!

    —Mary Hayes on February 27, 2014
  • I have used flowers, feathers, leaves curvy border patterns

    —Pat Young on February 27, 2014
  • Would love the book for new ideas and to expand my quilting possibilities.

    —Nyla Christensen on February 27, 2014
  • I just finished a huge quilt that I had no idea what to do with all the blocks until I was some of your examples. This would be help me tremendously.. I hope I am so lucky to be gifted with such a book.

    Thanks.

    —Robin Batchelor on February 27, 2014
  • Feathers… flowers… hearts…. leaves… I am trying to get more adventurous!

    —Jeannine Stoddard on February 27, 2014
  • hearts and butterflies … on the rare occasions that I get out of the ditch. looking for ways to do better. thx for the chance!!

    —Belinda Wright on February 27, 2014
  • I have mainly done stitch in the ditch or straight lines. I did do a couple machine embroidery quilt designs on table runners. I would love to have your book to give me tips on quilting – right now I’m fairly intimidated by doing anything other than what I’ve already done. Thanks for the chance to win this book. If I don’t win, I will put it on my wish list.

    —Kathy C on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve only done straight lines and loops. My pile of tops keeps growing! Would be nice to use some of the patterns in this book to finish those tops!

    —Caryn Goulden on February 27, 2014
  • Ocean waves, and diamonds, plus free motion swirls.

    —Kathleen E on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve never used motifs – I’ve only been quilting for a short time

    —Karen Cohn on February 27, 2014
  • I have used cats and cable stincils. I have some other stincils I bought because I liked them, not because I had a project in mind. For a baby quilt, I made my own patterns that looked like simple coloring book drawings. I have also made my patterns from on-line clip art. My patterns are solid, so I lay them on the quilt and draw around them. Stincils are easier, though I often don’t find one that suits my needs.

    —Theresa on February 27, 2014
  • I have used straight lines, stitch in the ditch, stippling, hearts, and feathers.

    —Bonnie H. on February 27, 2014
  • I use stich in the ditch most of the time or shadow whn appliqueing but use a stencil and chalk pencil for wide boarders, with a contrasting thread.

    —ELIZAJANE on February 27, 2014
  • As a new longarm owner I’m still in the experimental stage and this looks like a must have book. My feathers are nothing to brag about, my swirls are pathetic, but my ruler work is getting better! Perhaps I need to mark and then try my hand at it! Yes, a must have book!!!

    —Judy on February 27, 2014
  • I use grids, heart or flowers by hand, meander, continuous curves, loops & some feathers by machine. Thanks for the chance to expand my library.

    Béatrice on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve done stippling, looped, used a few stencils and have done a lot of stitch in the ditch.

    —Lori Campbell on February 27, 2014
  • I have used hearts,feathers,flowers and lots of stippling.

    —Chris on February 27, 2014
  • I have used grape leaves and vines, maple leaves, stippling and stitch in the ditch. Would love to try some other things.

    —Elaine Livingston on February 27, 2014
  • I machine quilt. Some designs have been free motion. Most are motifs I trace onto quilting paper and machine quilt. The designs include hearts, stars, fans, swirls, flowers, vines, leaves, pinecones, holly, musical notes, spiders, spider webs, bats, pumpkins, bunnies, frogs, horseshoes, ropes, ribbons, & cowboy hats & boots. I am sure I left out a few. I try to match the motif to the fabric and quilt theme. I know I have been inspired by the motifs in Quiltmaker Magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Julie B on February 27, 2014
  • I’ve used wavy lines, leaves and hearts. Now I am working on free-motion feathers until I get them right.

    —Marjory W. on February 28, 2014
  • I have so much to learn! Up until now I have never had the courage to start a quilt, but I hope some day soon I will!

    Janne Ellingsen on February 28, 2014
  • I am quite the novice at quilting so I have only dared try stitch in the ditch and straight lines. I would love to have ‘501 quilting design motifs + 8 ways to mark a quilt’. That would give me more than enough motives to practice and hopefully build up my confidence to actually try it on a quilt.

    —Star Murell on February 28, 2014
  • I’ve tried about most motifs in my quilting and still need to work on them all! My biggest problem is what to put where. Mary Ann

    —Mary Ann Harpe on February 28, 2014
  • I am not so experienced in machinequilting, but I am learning. So most of the motifs I am quilting is flowers. No flowers is similar out in the nature and none on my quilts either LOL. This book would give me a lot of new ideas to try out.

    May Britt on February 28, 2014
  • I am a really beginner so I’ve only done straight line quilting and loopy swirls.

    wendy on February 28, 2014
  • Would love to win for my wife!

    —rick on February 28, 2014
  • I am new in quilting, and would love to have the book to learn the techniques. Thank you!

    —Lena Yakim on February 28, 2014
  • I have hand quilted using a variety of templates including a twisted rope design for borders and small wooden shapes like hearts, houses, flowers and clouds. This new book sounds like a great enticement to try machine quilting, which I have been nervously avoiding.

    —Jan on February 28, 2014
  • I haven’t attempted anything other than straight lines yet so this book would be very welcome

    —Jo on February 28, 2014
  • I love feathers!

    —Amy on February 28, 2014
  • I have used a leaf and vine motif. Otherwise I do a around the block hand quilting.

    —Emily C on February 28, 2014
  • I have used stars and simple flowers. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Anita on February 28, 2014
  • I’ve only done straight line quilting with a walking foot until a month ago. I’m just now learning to free motion quilt. I’d love to have this book to help me out with some motifs!

    —Tara A on February 28, 2014
  • I mostly quilt by hand. If I machine quilt, I use a walking foot and stitch in the ditch. Would really like to learn free motion quilting.

    —Debra Revay on February 28, 2014
  • I have quilted the feathered heart, cocheco, chicken wire, leaves & vines, and meandering so far. Always looking for something new to try. I’ve only been quilting since 2010, but always ready for a new challenge. There’s so much to learn in this craft!!

    —Becky Couture on February 28, 2014
  • I usually quilt free motion designs of feathers and variations of meandering. I like to incorporate something that compliments piecing on quilt top.

    —Wendy on February 28, 2014
  • I’ve done some stippling, some flowers, some pebbles, and a lot of stitch in the ditch. This books sounds like a great resource for expanding my skills. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Carol Kussart on February 28, 2014
  • Hearts; stars

    Cindy L on February 28, 2014
  • I have a longarm and really need some inspiration for the designs. I really want to do my own thing and trying to figure what motif would look good is REALLY hard for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Delores on February 28, 2014
  • My go to is stippling or a large meander, but I have traced onto paper and sewn through it to quilt blocks. I like the free motion because there is no marking, but sometimes my shapes look like mutants of the original design. I would love to win this book!

    —Glenda Grabowski on February 28, 2014
  • I am so intrigued, and want/need this book! Looks like hours of inspiration. Wow!

    —BrendaY on February 28, 2014
  • I haven’t quilted a motif before.No time like the present to start.Thx

    —Claire on February 28, 2014
  • I have mixed and matched all over designs and separate designs for blocks. I need help with large borders.

    —Cindy C on February 28, 2014
  • Mostly I have used stippling. I would like to try other things but not very confident yet.

    —Linda Guza on February 28, 2014
  • I have done some free motion quilting, heart motifs & round feathers. I see at least one motif that would work well in a upcoming quilt

    —Renata on February 28, 2014
  • This book would be a lifesaver for me – I meander and in the ditch. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Janet on February 28, 2014
  • I am just in the process of finishing up quilting a king size quilt for my bed. I would love to win this book as it would help with the motifs to quilt on my next quilt which is a Thomas the Tank Engine quilt for my grandson’s 3rd birthday

    —Denise Sunderland on February 28, 2014
  • I have a basic 6 petal flower, which I used in both free machine quilting, and in a hand quilting project.

    —Ruth on February 28, 2014
  • Oh my goodness! I just started a Figgy Pudding panel quilt and have been wracking my brain about the quilting! I want to quilt it on my machine but have been unable to decide what quilting pattern to use. I want the quilting to be something special that will make my block colors just ‘pop’. Alas and alack! I need inspiration – in a BIG way.

    Donna Pitts on February 28, 2014
  • I have used different ways to mark a quilt, still like doing handwork the most!! Some of the motifs look interesting!!

    —Bernadette Schultz on February 28, 2014
  • Usually, I do meandering and a loopy design but I am a newbie to free motion quilting. Looking forward to other creative designs to incorporate in my quilting projects.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on February 28, 2014
  • I am a new quilter and really love the freedom and creativity of doing my own quilting. I use hearts, swirls, loops and really would love to expand my abilities.

    —Barbara Seeger on February 28, 2014
  • I have only been making quilts over the last 20mths, I am hooked, but too frightened I’d ruin a quilt if I did overall quilting myself! I’ve done stitch in the ditch on some table toppers, but attempted my first stippling over a lap not long ago. I know it takes practise. But I want to learn more in custom quilting without paying someone else. Plus the confidence to do it! 🙂

    —Jennifer Bowers on February 28, 2014
  • That’s the hardest part about quilting. Finding the right motif makes all the difference, and since I hand quilt, the vast majority of my time goes into quilting.

    —marian on February 28, 2014
  • I’ve used stitch in the ditch, meandering with leaves, and following the designs on the fabric. This looks like a wonderful book to use to start branching out into more designs!

    —Diane Mathus-Nagano on February 28, 2014
  • I am pretty new at quilting my own quilts and could sure use some ideas to help me along. I’m getting a little more brave about doing it. Thanks

    —Marsha Nelson on February 28, 2014
  • I have only done straight lines so far.

    —Sunnie on February 28, 2014
  • This is just what I need.

    —Kay on February 28, 2014
  • I especially like continuous designs when hand quilting a border. I get about 4 needles going and go to town. This book looks like a great reference tool!

    —Vicki on February 28, 2014
  • I have done free motion like puzzle pieces and once did a flower like a dogwood flower. Would love to win this!

    —Sadie Long on February 28, 2014
  • I love to make feathers on my quilts.

    —Karen on February 28, 2014
  • I love the look of feathers. I have enjoyed using printed feather designs as well as free-hand feathers. There is still plenty of room for improvements as far as my skill level is concerned!

    —Karen on February 28, 2014
  • My quilting to date, whether by hand or by machine, has been much less adventurous than my piecing and applique work; I could definitely use this book for inspiration as well as instruction. Thanks for posting the contest!

    —Janice on February 28, 2014
  • Being a quilting newbie this would be a great addition tomy small (but growing) container of information. The ebook edition would be great because then I can read it on my laptop right where and while I am "working"..on my quilting (tho I wouldn’t call it working because it is something I am learning and enjoing it without a doubt)

    —Patty Polmanteer on February 28, 2014
  • This book looks like an awesome resource! Going to add it to my wish list… When I hand quilt I use stencils or patterns from books I have had for years – I love the classic feathers, braids, and grids. I taken the plunge and I am getting really comfortable with free motion quilting. In the last year I have adapted flowers, leaves, spirals, wavy and angled lines. I would love to try free motion feathers!

    —Jean R on February 28, 2014
  • I have used holly leaves on xmas quilts, roses, waves on a fish quilt, railway lines and a simple engine pulling railcars, hearts, butterflies, ducks, teddy bears, and trucks/big rigs/jeeps on latest quilt.
    Pauline

    —Pauline on February 28, 2014
  • I’m a newbie and have been having tons of fun trying out different machine decorative stitches along with straight line stitching and some free motion quilting.
    This book sounds like just the ting I need! Thanks!!

    —Deanne on February 28, 2014
  • I get many ideas from books and blogs, but usually just end up free Motion Quilting–just going where my mind takes me. I really would like to be able to quilt each section in the way it deserves, so would love to win this book. Good luck all!!

    —CindyM on February 28, 2014
  • I just use Stitch in the Ditch and could really use this book to experiment!

    —Cindy S on February 28, 2014
  • I used straight lines on my first quilt.. Then got more inventive by taking the course at Craftsy. Decorated all Christmas table mats with holly w/berries this year. Much fun! Am interested in doing new things.. would love this book!

    —Dorothy Holt on February 28, 2014
  • I always have just done free motion quilting on my quilts but would love to have your book to branch out into something different. Your book sounds very interesting to me.

    —Irene E. Glad on February 28, 2014
  • Simple things and free-motion only a few times as I’m not yet very confident. I’ve got a rather old sewing machine and it’s a bit tricky to find the constant speed to do nice and regular stiches in free-motion. I didn’t mark when i did free-motion but maybe that would help.

    —Inger Martinson on February 28, 2014
  • My favs are floral, holiday, geometric and feathers. What a wonderful book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Margaret on February 28, 2014
  • I have mostly done "stitch in the ditch" to quilt when I quilt my quilts. I have also t raced around the design in the fabric on a large print and I have done Hearts.

    —Louise Buker on February 28, 2014
  • Up til now I’ve just stitched in the ditch and did a bit of meandering.This would be a great book to branch out with.

    —EJ on February 28, 2014
  • Feathers are my all time favorite quilting designs. However, I do like to experiment with different designs and marking tools that are now available…501 Quilting Motifs would be a perfect addition to my quilting nest!

    —Ann in PA on February 28, 2014
  • I generally do SID. This fall I made a t-shirt quilt for my granddaughter and designed the quilting pattern according to the design on the t-shirt, but all of it was with straight lines. For instance, on one I made a big star with lines radiating out from it. I do want to learn free motion quilting.

    —Nancy Angerer on February 28, 2014
  • I’ve never done any work with motifs. I mostly do FMQ with loops, square loops, etc

    —Allison C on February 28, 2014
  • I love to use stencils and water-erasable markers. One of my favorite gifts is pillows that are patchwork on one side, and a large quilted motif on the other side, making them reversible. I have also quilted a lot of smaller projects with plain outline quilting, which usually doesn’t require marking, making it a little faster, but my favorite is continuous line, making either hand or machine quilting so fast and easy.

    Cheryl Gunderson on February 28, 2014
  • I have hand quilted one quilt on which I outlined all the hexagons and their centers. Then I machine quilted one the same way. This book would be a welcome resource for my small library.

    —Rhonda on February 28, 2014
  • I have done a honeycomb pattern on a Winnie the Pooh quilt, wave shapes, Celtic knot, stars, and vine-and-leaf patterns on quilts. I have frequently don stitch-in-the-ditch because I had no other ideas, lol. Winning this book would provide a lifetime of inspiration!!!

    —Cathy Remus on February 28, 2014
  • I’ve done some straight line quilting,random FMQ, and tried a bit of echo quilting. always looking to expand my styles.

    —Levi on February 28, 2014
  • I have done hearts, vines, leaves, flowers and design ideas taken from the fabric in the quilt by hand and machine. This would be a wonderful book to own. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Marilyn H on February 28, 2014
  • I have never used a motif. I just use a free hand stippling pattern. I would love to have this book to experiment with different ways to quilt my quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Renea on February 28, 2014
  • Wow this book looks wonderful. Would love to try many of the ideas.

    Cynthia Wood on February 28, 2014
  • When I free motion, I find myself using leaves and stars a lot. I do other things, but this covers about half of my freehand stuff.

    —Teresa on February 28, 2014
  • This book looks like a real treat to a newbie to the quilting process such as I. I can only imagine the number of hours I could while away in practice of the many patterns listed. It would take me to new levels in my quilting experience. Thanks

    —Elaine Gates on February 28, 2014
  • I have only done straight line quilting. I would love to try more. Tis book would be great!

    —Bridget on February 28, 2014
  • I’ve only done stich in the ditch & one I’m working on now where I repeat the lines of the fabric. I would be interested to learn more.

    —Susan Clarkson on February 28, 2014
  • I am just learning to FMQ. Trying to master the basic e’s and o’s in a meandering pattern. Would love to win the book to have some inspiration when my mind goes blank as to what I could try. Mainly I use straight line quilting as a last minute effort. Thank you for this opportunity to win.

    —Jonnie on February 28, 2014
  • I have done hearts, vines, straight lines, waves, swirls, and I can’t remember what else. Would love to have some new options.

    —Tamie on February 28, 2014
  • I do just the straight line. But I’m more than ready to try free-motion. Thanks for the chance!

    —Elizabeth Tallau on February 28, 2014
  • I have bought a few different styles & a book of motifs @ 2013 Paducah quilt show but haven’t got into the quilting yet, just learning & could use all the help I can get.

    —Debbie Arvin on February 28, 2014
  • I’m a new quilter. Started with walking foot with straight lines. Advanced to tracing some nice bows. Now free motion. Would love this book.

    —Cheryl on February 28, 2014
  • The motifs that I have used I have designed myself.. based on hearts, stars, ropes.. double wedding rings.. even a college mascot.. but this book would give so much inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity

    —Darrell Hardenburg on March 1, 2014
  • i have a couple stencils to make feathers to quilt, but I haven’t used it yet. I would LOVE a copy of this book to help out with motifs! Thanks for the chance!

    —Karrie Smith on March 1, 2014
  • I have just started out into the wonderful world of quilting and would love this book to help me in my endeavors

    —Marie on March 1, 2014
  • I machine quilt and I’ve used holly, flowers, books, hearts, stars, leaves, spirals, loops, and vines. I’m especially interested in ways to mark motifs.

    —Marca Fritzemeier on March 1, 2014
  • I have used Hearts and Vine and of course – straight lines most of the time! I need some inspiration! thanks!

    —Lee on March 1, 2014
  • I’ve used coloring books for ideas on children’s quilts

    —Nancyanne on March 1, 2014
  • I haven’t been brave enough to do any free style machine quilting. So far it has been stitch in the ditch. Hand quilting I have used many stencils that I have made myself. Since most of the quilts I have hand quilted have been baby quilts I use pictures out of colouring books. I hope to expand on my machine quilting this year.

    —CHRISTINA MACKENZIE on March 1, 2014
  • ITD & straight line quilting have been my "comfort" zone. FMQ I have done on a baby quilt, a purse, & practice squares which I subsequently sewed into storage pockets for electronic devices. I have also machine embroidered on two quilts & while I enjoyed that I still dream of becoming proficient in FMQ. I don’t practice regularly because my expectations are too high & I become discouraged. Anyway, this book looks awesome & I really like the idea of advice to use this motif or design in "x" size square or sashing or border. 501 Quilting Motifs is now on my Wish List!

    —Gail on March 1, 2014
  • I have used feathers a lot in my quilting and lots of straight line quilting. The design I use ultimately depends on how the quilt will be used. Last week one of the quilts I finished I put minke on the back so I just stitched a few straight lines in the ditch to fold the layers together. I also made a wall hanging that I put straight lines on the foundation quilt and then appliquéd copies of antique black and white photos on top. I like trying all kinds of methods.

    —Barbara Daniel on March 1, 2014
  • I have used feather circles quite often in hand quilting with a group.

    —Mary P on March 1, 2014
  • I have used flowers, vines, leaves, and swirl motifs in my quilting.

    —Donna W on March 1, 2014
  • I’ve used hearts, dragonflies and ducks.Am always looking for fun simple motifs for quilts.

    —teri c on March 1, 2014
  • I’ve used a mouse shape that I found in a magazine, loops, and a tree shape that I drew.

    —Diann Cornell on March 1, 2014
  • I have used hearts, feathers, repeat designs, etc. I hand quilt, so I have a collection of stencils, but this looks like an absolutely wonderful book!

    —Barbara Pricola on March 1, 2014
  • Love this book, would really like one for my library. Have done a lot of free motion quilting like spirals and stipple and easier stuff, some stitch in the ditch free style, squiggles and so on. Would like to try some harder styles.

    —Karen on March 1, 2014
  • I have used feathers, hearts, greek keys, stipple, loop t loop, ying yang, peace sign and a few others, but not anything like what I see in this book!!

    —Cindy on March 1, 2014
  • I’ve used feathers, vines and geometric’s.

    kbo on March 1, 2014
  • I have used leaves, hearts, flowers, words, spirals, feathers. Always looking for more

    —Nancy R on March 1, 2014
  • I’ve used hearts and flowers and have tried to do feathers, but not very successfully!! I need ideas and this would be perfect, thanks for the chance.

    —Sunnybec on March 2, 2014
  • Flowers, Feathers, Stars, Hearts,Circles,Lines,Words and always looking for more.I handquilting and use to play with stencils.

    rosa on March 2, 2014
  • I have mostly stitched in the ditch, used straight lines or templates. I would really like to try hand quilting and try more free motion quilting. I think this book would make a great resource.

    —Liz Dicrescenzo on March 2, 2014
  • Hello,I love doing FMQing and have done lots of hearts and leaves+vines,but having trouble getting beyond that;hoping this book will help.I have used marking tape and it is great.Thank You !

    —LINDA on March 2, 2014
  • I’m in the process of getting set up to quilt on my home machine, purchased motif on a roll, but haven’t worked with it yet. I don’t like my stitching in the ditch so want to do different motifs and get skilled at it–that’s my goal anyway.
    thanks
    Carol

    —Carol on March 2, 2014
  • I seem to be stuck on stippling, hearts and stars. I need to start doing more, this would be a help to me I’m sure. Thanks

    Jeanne on March 2, 2014
  • I have never quilt before. I’ve made patchwork and stuff but not a quilt. I’ve actually been intimidated with quilting and design motifs on the quilt! Even a simple grid designs scare me

    Dita on March 2, 2014
  • I am just getting started quilting my projects. I have done grids, SID and meandering, some patterns with tissue paper on top and a few patterns marked with blue fadeout pen. Need to get better. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    —Debra Kay Neiman on March 2, 2014
  • Im just a beginner so this would be a great resource! i hand quilt but would love to expand my skills!

    —Jennifer on March 2, 2014
  • This book looks fantastic. I’m new to quilting and my scrappy quilts have just been stitch in the ditch. I’m looking forward to attempting some of the gorgeous ideas here. I think they will be heavenly with the applique quilt I’m starting.

    —Kate Joklik on March 3, 2014
  • I have used loops, stippling, and leaves. It would be great to have a book with 498 more ideas!

    —Celeste on March 3, 2014
  • I confess: I suck at quilting! But I am too stubborn to pay a longarm quilter.

    I have quilted rudimentary feathers (with a walking foot), hearts, wonky flowers, and weird leaves. My straight lines, stitch-in-the ditch, and meander lines are great!

    I need this book. I WANT THIS BOOK!!!!!

    —Crazy Cuban on March 3, 2014
  • I usually only stipple or do loopy loops I need to expand into other things this book would help me do that. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Cindy on March 3, 2014
  • Just used a snowflake and holly leaves. Always needing new ideas as there are always new quilts to quilt and need to make each one unique.

    —Jennifer Nicklas on March 3, 2014
  • I’ve done meanders, loops, pebbles, flowers, and butterflies. With each quilt I try to do something a little different and a bit harder. I’m gaining confidence, but not ready for feathers! Would love to have all the ideas in this book. Thanks.

    —Mary Ann on March 3, 2014
  • So far, just crippling and straight lines. I’m not very good at it, but working on it. Thanks

    —Tabitha Keener on March 3, 2014
  • My quilting is too often stuck in a rut….or rather, in the ditch. When I get out of the ditch, it’s usually to just do some loops or echo stitching. Apparently, I suffer from a lack of imagination. This book would be a great help!

    —Pearl on March 3, 2014
  • I have only used straight lines!

    —Debra Lee on March 3, 2014
  • I am always looking for more and new quilting designs.
    Would love to add this book to my collection..

    —Shirley on March 4, 2014
  • I have been doing some machine quilting, getting a little more bold with each new project. Always looking for new ideas, and this book looks like a great resource.

    —Darla Zimmer on March 4, 2014
  • I’ve only done hearts. I’d love too learn more!

    —Lynette English on March 4, 2014
  • I like to free motion machine quilt stipple, feather and stencils. This book would help me expand my quilt options.

    —Tami on March 5, 2014
  • I am learning to long arm and mostly use loops (hearts circles) and swirls. may try some stippling but would like to try something new — I just don’t know where to start

    —sharon on March 5, 2014
  • Usually just straight lines but would love to learn all that this book has to offer.

    —Cathie on March 5, 2014

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