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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466 Comments

  • I like this question about having the right tools for doodling, it is much like sewing, if you have the proper tools to work with you have, you will be more comfortable and willing to practice often on your projects. At first I thought I was being too fussy about my writing utensil until after I found what made a big difference in my free motion practice. I have tried several pens, and pencils for doodling quilting designs on transfer paper, computer paper, and sketch pads, and my favorite doodle medium pencil is the Mirado Black Warrior HB #2 because it doesn’t drag or snag like other lead and mechanical pencils. For ink based doodling, I love the Fine Tip Micron 05, it doesn’t bleed like other markers and I like the fine line to trace my patterns.

    Sandy on July 27, 2016
  • I always struggle with design for my free motion quilting so this book would be wonderful. I would use the frixion pen

    —Betsy on July 27, 2016
  • Like Sandy I love a fine tip black pen, I love the strong line it gives to your doodles.

    Frances on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil,any pencil as long as it doesn’t drag. I’m not picky. I’ll use anything except pens that bleed.

    —Celeste Delistrinos on July 27, 2016
  • I have been doodling on paper with what ever writing implement is at hand. In the last couple of years I have expanded my doodles to quilting, and try to use thread as paint when quilting layers together, embellishing a quilt and its theme.

    —Karen on July 27, 2016
  • I am a pen doodler. Preferably a BLUE pen!!

    —Janice on July 27, 2016
  • I have found that a smooth action pen works better for me than a pencil…the pencil seemed to have so drag which actually changed my ability to keep to the pattern that I was practicing. Once I switched to a roller tip pen that has a real flow to it, things improved.

    —ADKKate on July 27, 2016
  • Being a former CPA, mechanical pencils are my friend. LOL Use them for everything, including doodling. Never need sharpening and easy to tweak a little. Would love to win this book, thanks for the chance.

    —Sue Hilton on July 27, 2016
  • Since most of my doodling has been absentminded doodling while on the phone, I use whatever is handy which is usually a pencil or pen. I have been know to doodle with a crayon on occasion.

    —Susan N. on July 27, 2016
  • It really depends on what I’m doodling on, thin paper, pencil, thicker paper, marker…

    —Monika on July 27, 2016
  • I mostly doodle in pen while I’m on the phone. I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Sandy N on July 27, 2016
  • Most definitely , marker

    —Andrea on July 27, 2016
  • I usually don’t do a trial practice on paper. I kind of run in thru my mind, and then try it on fabric samples. Then I go right into the project. Sometimes with good results, sometimes not.

    Gloria Lubenau on July 27, 2016
  • I am a long-time doodler! My favorite medium is a pencil. I can use it to make my lines lighter or darker and can shade in the negative areas.

    —Kathy E. on July 27, 2016
  • I’m not a doodler, which is likely the reason I’m not comfortable trying anything but straight line quilting. The books looks like a great coordination tool.

    —Gail on July 27, 2016
  • I keep a pad of paper & pen, pencil, marker beside my iPad so that when I come across an interesting design on a website, I can try to draw it out.

    —Roxanne Begrand on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer a pencil

    —Lisa D on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use a marker. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Nancy on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with whatever I have in my hand! For practising FMQ I generally use a mechanical pencil or a fine tip marker. Even so I find the step from doodle to FMQ enormous! I hope this book can help me; thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    Marly on July 27, 2016
  • I use Crayola coloured pencils.

    —MoeWest on July 27, 2016
  • I am a paper doodler without a doubt. Almost everything I write on gets something doodled on it. I sit in meetings and meander across my notes. It’s a win/win situation.

    —DebMac on July 27, 2016
  • Love to use Gel Pens and Markers. My 84 yr old Dad has Parkinson’s and this is our "therapy" of choice to help keep his dexterity. He’s much better at it than I am!

    —Cindy M on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil. I like to use thread, but that can get expensive. I will doodle with anything.

    —Jo Anne Hawks on July 27, 2016
  • I’ve not done any doodling but as i am now learning to machine quilt, the practice would come in really handy. I’m also teaching myself how to hand quilt on a frame so the skill would be very useful. I love Martingales selection of books. I have several of them and they are great reading and dreaming sources.

    —Antoinette Henne on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle in pen.

    —Carol Enright on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a pencil.

    —Nancy B on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with thread. I can try and try and try to doodle with a marker, pen or pencil, but I am never happy with the look. As soon as I put the fabric under the needle and start to move it, the results are so much better. Wish I knew why.

    —Kris on July 27, 2016
  • I like the Inkjoy gel pens. They flow really smoothly. I do put a piece of plastic behind my paper on my sketch pad to stop any bleeding through the paper.

    —Pat on July 27, 2016
  • Being fairly new to quilting, this book looks awesome for getting started on more complicated quilting designs. I would have to say that a mechanical pencil would be my writing utensil of choice. Thank you for this chance to win!!

    —Judy D on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle on a poster frame plastic cover. That way I can erase it. I do place it on a quilt to see if I will like a design before I quilt it also. I have a sketch pad for all my other doodles and I just use a pencil:) I am always looking for new ideas!

    —Lou Carter on July 27, 2016
  • Thread on my machine.

    —Terri J on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle on a white board with erasable markers when I’m home. In the car or listening to a boring speaker ( ! ) I doodle with pen or pencil on the napkin or placemats! (True confessions! 🙄)

    —Sharon Linders on July 27, 2016
  • I start with a mechanical pencil on paper. Then transfer my skill to fabric. Love the look of the book and the many designa.

    —Pat D on July 27, 2016
  • I generally doodle (for quilts, at least) with a pencil on graph paper, and then I use colored pencils to fill in the details.

    —Karen on July 27, 2016
  • Definitely a pencil so I can erase any mistakes!

    —Edna Khalifeh on July 27, 2016
  • I use a dry eraser pen and doodle on a plastic sheet.

    —Nancy Richwine on July 27, 2016
  • I’ve watched lots of videos from some of the best FMQs today they all say to sketch before you stitch. I use a big tracing tablet with a medium tip pen that flows nice. I try to practice as much as possible but I have yet to go beyond practice blocks. I would definitely LOVE to win a copy.

    —Elizabeth on July 27, 2016
  • Always doodling with a pencil here!

    —Ashley on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle in pen or pencil…during meetings 🙂 But would love to feel more comfortable doodling in thread!

    —Patty on July 27, 2016
  • I am a hand quilter who is trying to switch to the machine-
    so much to quilt,so little time !! This looks like a
    wonderful resource to get me going !! Love Martingale
    Books ! thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Nancy C on July 27, 2016
  • I want to learn how to free motion machine quilt on my sewing machine and this book looks like it will give me the confidence & knowledge to try it.

    —Julie Kordick on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with what ever medium is handy – usually a pen or pencil. This book looks awesome.

    —Barbara M on July 27, 2016
  • I love to use markers to doodle, it’s more fun with lots of colors!

    —Jacklynn A Grimm on July 27, 2016
  • My current doodle medium is pencil but I would love to make it thread! Thanks!

    —Phyllis Harvell on July 27, 2016
  • I tend to use whatever I have in my hand — usually a mechanical pencil or pen. I love the idea of some new designs to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —kraftykc on July 27, 2016
  • Hi, my name is Kathi and I hoard pens, pencils, markers, anything that writes smooth…I doodle constantly in meetings and on all my work papers…sometimes it ends up being a favorite design on one of my quilts. (I also collect fabric and thread!)

    —Kathi Ernst on July 27, 2016
  • Can’t wait to acquire this book & give this a try…recently took a workshop for free-motion, laughing at my results all the way, but was seeing improvement even in that short time. Feel like this book will go a long way toward becoming more comfortable applying to my next quilt. I like fine point gel pens.

    —Deb S on July 27, 2016
  • I would love to win this book!
    Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Lorraine on July 27, 2016
  • I like to make a little sample, about 10″X10″, and free-motion quilt it. Sometimes the sample design is quite good, so I make the sample into a little gift item.

    Gail G on July 27, 2016
  • When my doodling has a quilting purpose, I doodle with a pencil first, then use a pen if my doodling yields a useful design. That doesn’t happen very often, though, so I need lots of help and ideas. I especially like the square flower for a modern, yet curvy, design.

    —Jean McD on July 27, 2016
  • Hallo, ich schreibe aus Germany. Die free motion doodle sind super. Viele Dank für die Anregungen.

    Translation: Hello, I am writing from Germany. The free-motion doodles are super. Many thanks for the suggestions.

    —Frauke Krug on July 27, 2016
  • OH!! HOW I NEED THIS PRACTICE. Looks like fun too!

    —Debra W on July 27, 2016
  • When practicing a new free-motion design, I like to use pen because it flows well and I can’t stop and erase like I’d be tempted to if I used pencil. I just have to keep going, which is what you have to do when FMQ. I’d love to win this book to expand my tiny little FMQ repertoire! Thanks!

    —Dottie Macomber on July 27, 2016
  • I don’t doodle much in the sense of making shapes, I find I just fill in letters or make x’s. I found that I work better at the sewing machine. So lately, I draw a bit on paper, then sew a bit on scraps and then forge ahead on the quilt top. To me, I find that working with small spaces doesn’t compare with working on the real thing. It would be nice to have a resource book to provide many ideas for future quilts.

    —Ann Dunn on July 27, 2016
  • The book seems lovely has amazing patterns. A pencil is preferable for doodling. Want to win the book

    —sew girl on July 27, 2016
  • my favorite is to use a good quality pen.

    tammy k. on July 27, 2016
  • I do a lot of doodling in pen – I am always filling up pages when we have meetings at work!

    —Laura on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use a gel pen or a thin marker when doodling out a design. The book looks amazing with lots of inspiration.

    —Sandy Cline on July 27, 2016
  • Most of my doodles are by pencil – usually while I’m on hold on the phone.

    —Kathy on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle with a mechanical pencil since it’s what’s always nearby and always has a sharp point. My 2nd favorite is a Sharpie extra fine tip felt pen.

    Victoria Miner on July 27, 2016
  • I still to this day doodle a poinsettia design flower.

    —Rosemarie on July 27, 2016
  • A pencil is my favourite medium for doodling. I started with a pencil as a child and it just feels most comfortable.

    —Audrey on July 27, 2016
  • I am most comfortable doodling with pen on paper but my favorite is to take that free feeling line making to my sewing table and quilt-a-doodle. I lose myself in it every time. Bliss.

    —Fl Circle Girl on July 27, 2016
  • Looks like a fun book! I like to doodle on my dry erase board before starting to quilt–gets my hand/brain coordination in sync!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use a pencil, if I doodle first. Sometimes I just head straight to the machine.

    —Louise Warren on July 27, 2016
  • I try out doodles for a block on paper using pencil before I start using the sewing machine. I doodle the design I choose several times to get the procedure and design set in my mind before I start free-motion quilting with the machine. On more complex designs I would mark the fabric with registration points….or I trace it on tear-away or wash-away stabilizer if I need precision. Thanks for the opportunity to win the doodle designs book.

    —Marcia Hoekstra on July 27, 2016
  • I have done some free motion designs with hand embroidery. Would like to do more with my home sewing machine.

    —Kathy on July 27, 2016
  • My favorite doodles are done with watercolor pens I bought for my grandson several years ago. The doodling is a great stress buster at the end of a busy day. A few minutes of quiet works for me every time. Wish I had thought to do the thread way before! Now I know! I am going to start today! Thanks for the giveaway and all the fun things you do for us! 🙂

    —Lynn on July 27, 2016
  • Tried dry erase board but found it wasn’t large enough so I switched to paper and pen. Think I’ll give the good ol’ pencil a try net.

    —Liz F. on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with pencil on paper usually but sorely need confidence to doodle with thread. This book sounds perfect for someone like me!!!!

    —Linda B on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use a marker Ina dry erase board.

    —Kathie L on July 27, 2016
  • I keep my sketchbook and mechanical pencil at hand so I can practice doodles while watching TV, riding in the car, or anytime an inspiration presents itself. It is a helpful reference in selecting quilting designs when I have a top ready to quilt.

    —Gayla on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle a design in my head from something I’ve seen. Then practice the motion without thread. Finally the thread goes in the machine and practice on a scrap of fabric before moving to my project.

    —Rebecca on July 27, 2016
  • I am not much of a doodler, so FMQ in only done on small quilts. First I use a pen or pencil to try a design, then use a transparent iron away stabilizer to transfer the design, pin to the small piece and quilt. This book looks like a good one for me to help with quilting.

    —Marilynn on July 27, 2016
  • My pencil is my tool of choice. I love an eraser 🙂

    —Margaret on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil as it doesn’t add the pressure of commitment.

    —Angela Purrenhage on July 27, 2016
  • Like to doodle by pen. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Alice M on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle mostly with pencil and paper but have only recently taken to doodling with thread. This book is just what I need!

    —Pamela Wright on July 27, 2016
  • I am still bit intimidated to do this, but the urge is getting stronger….!

    —beverly on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use mechanical pencils

    —Cynthia Wilbanks on July 27, 2016
  • Definitely pencil. Don’t trust myself with a pen…but have doodled on my machine though.

    —Carol Gearey on July 27, 2016
  • I love doodling in pencil, sometimes using a color pencil.

    —Pat Smith on July 27, 2016
  • I’m not really a doodler, but need to sharpen those skills and learn to go beyond quilting in straight lines. Thanks for the chance!

    —Cathy on July 27, 2016
  • I use a dry erase board and dry erase pens to doodle when I get ready to quilt. I’d love the book full of ideas.

    —Ginny Over on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil is my main doodle medium. The book looks incredible and I want to learn free motion quilting. This looks a good way to start.

    —Sonja Jones on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil and paper is definitely my favorite medium. I’ve got a lot to learn about the thread and fabric medium. This book looks like a wonderful idea.

    Kathy on July 27, 2016
  • I like to try out new designs with pencil in an artists drawing tablet. I can look back through them – I have several filled with ideas, to see if I can find a different idea for a quilt that has me stumped! Then onto the machine!

    —Linda Beiswanger on July 27, 2016
  • I usually use pencil to sketch designs out. I also struggle with what to free motion stitch on my quilts.

    —Donna H. on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle on a white board so I can erase and "try again" when I don’t like it!

    —Shelor on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with pen, writing backward, so when I hold it up to the mirror, you can read it.

    —Jill Ellis on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle on my whiteboard. I can doodle, erase and redoodle. If things are looking really bad… just erase in a hurry!

    —Kate Ulmer on July 27, 2016
  • Actually, my doodling is done either on my iPad, or for quilting motifs, on my Magna Doodle.

    —Colette on July 27, 2016
  • Would love to have this book. I am getting back into doodling before I try quilting the design.(My doodling with pencil and paper is not the greatest. Looks much better when I stitch it out.) This would be such a big help.

    —Deb W on July 27, 2016
  • Def use gel ink for it flows so well and but had never thought to practice doodling to aid my quilting. What a brilliant idea!Love it!

    —Erin on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle on a clear protector sheet sometimes right oner the quilt pattern to see what it will look like.

    —Rita S on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use gel pens to oodle. So smooth.

    —Kathy h on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil is what I’m most comfortable with. But my dream would be working in threads.

    —Sue Goodin on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a pen that is well balanced and writes smoothly. I usually use grided paper. And I usually use a clear plastic sheet and an erasable marker to audition a design before I quilt it on the quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book.

    —Helen J Grantham on July 27, 2016
  • Put a pen in my hand and I automatically start to doodle! And now I’m really anxious to translate this to using thread on my quilts.

    —Norma Weeks on July 27, 2016
  • I have never done doodling or free motion quilting so this is all new to me, although I do do quilting would like more info to do this. Reading what everybody likes and will try some ink pens. Would love to win the book.

    Moyra Myburgh on July 27, 2016
  • I practice on a dry erase board first when I want to lock in my muscle memory. Sometimes plain pencil and paper when I am experimenting with ideas.

    —Cassy L. on July 27, 2016
  • I am old school so definitely with pencil and paper

    —Karen Keeler on July 27, 2016
  • pencil please!
    winning this book would be great as my struggle with doodle quilting is ideas! love how options are shown in placing the stitch in different block layouts

    —Susan on July 27, 2016
  • I haven’t tried doodling with thread yet, but I doodle on paper with whatever happens to be handy 🙂

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on July 27, 2016
  • For someone with limited use of hands and being a quilter, this would be a dream item for me! What a wonderful way to get everyone quilting their own projects. Great book and great idea!

    Holly Burpee on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer a pencil, no eraser so I can learn from my "mistakes"

    —Mary on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil and spiral bound drawing pad. I like the smaller 8.5 x 5.5″ size. I can fill up the whole page with an idea. Then I have all the ideas to go back and look at when I am ready to quilt something.

    —Kathy O on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle when I am on the phone waiting. I’d love to tranfer them to my quilting.

    —Linda on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil and thread are my favorite!

    —Christine Carlson on July 27, 2016
  • I love to doodle with thread on the quilt block without a pre-drawn design especially because I can’t seem to stay on the lines. Your doodle book looks like it has some fantastic designs that would allow me to get used to them first with the tracing idea and then try them free motion on the quilt block. I love new ideas so would really like to try yours.

    —Mary McElroy on July 27, 2016
  • I’ve never been a doodler, so free motion quilting has been a challenge for me. I’ve tried doodling on my iPad, and with a pen, but I still prefer to practice with thread/fabric scraps before getting started on the actual quilt.

    —Jaci Emerson on July 27, 2016
  • I love pen or pencil and paper for doodling, and this book looks wonderful!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy, and I really hope I do!

    —susan on July 27, 2016
  • THANK for a neat giveaway! I like a medium point marker>so fun!

    —LINDA on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with pencil so I can get various shades by applying more or less pressure to the pencil lead. Thanks for introducing me to this interesting method of learning to FM quilt!

    nancy_sue_ryan@yahoo.com

    Nancy O'Neel on July 27, 2016
  • I have a pen and notebook by the phone. I doodle all the while I’m talking on the phone–it adds up! I fill notebooks with quilting doodles, then tear out the pages of the good ones I want to keep.

    Lisa on July 27, 2016
  • I use pencil and marker for my doodling. This magazine would be so fun to own. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this magazine.

    —Virgi on July 27, 2016
  • I usually use a pen but sometimes a marker.

    —Sharon on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with anything handy, pen, pencil, sharpie and paper. I need to practice more to get better at fmq. I really need something like this wonderful book. Thank you for the chance to win!

    —Karen H on July 27, 2016
  • If I want to try a new design, I doodle everywhere utilizing everything*: My sponge while dishwashing, my feet while teethbrushing, my fingers in the sand, any pen on any paper while talking on the phone. I would love to win this book full of exciting new designs. Thank you for the opportunity. *Unfortunately I don’t remember where I got the idea, so I can’t reference it.

    —Fridolinfrosch on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer to doodle with a cheerful colored gel pen.

    QuiltShopGal
    http://www.quiltshopgal.com

    QuiltShopGal on July 27, 2016
  • I like doodling with a pen on paper, but sometimes I use a dry erase marker on a plastic overlay to try out designs on the quilt top. I also have an app on my iPad that I can use when I don’t have pen and paper handy!

    —Susan Griffith on July 27, 2016
  • My preference is colored pencils.

    —Lynne on July 27, 2016
  • I seem to always doodle with a pencil.

    —Judy on July 27, 2016
  • When I quilt I look at the blocks in the quilt and then decide what it needs, but winning this book would be great to expand my quilting designs! Just winning any thing would be fantastic!!

    —Karen DH on July 27, 2016
  • A book like this would help me get started on free motion quilting. I have yet to discover which doodling method is best for me.

    —Heather on July 27, 2016
  • I love to doodle with thread! The term I have been using is free-motion without marking. AKA Freedom.

    —Karen on July 27, 2016
  • Paper and pencil are my favorite doodle tools.

    —DebrafromMD on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer to doodle with a pencil so I may use an eraser. Miss Eraser is a good friend just like Mr. Seam Ripper is.

    —Deborah B. on July 27, 2016
  • A smooth-rolling ink pen is my doodle tool of choice.

    —MargaretK in VA on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with a pen. A marker looked easier in the video.

    —Diana Salmon on July 27, 2016
  • Usually a mechanical pencil, but also like smooth-writing pens.

    —Margaret on July 27, 2016
  • White board and marker because you can erase it.

    —jan on July 27, 2016
  • I love to doodle. Thread, pencil, whatever is within reach I will use it to doodle.

    —Kathy Lapp on July 27, 2016
  • Doodling has no wrong moves so I am bold and doodle in pen!

    —Debbie Miller on July 27, 2016
  • A skillcraft .7mm mechanical pencil is my favorite for doodling or taking notes or doing the NY Times crossword.

    —Karen Falvey on July 27, 2016
  • I’m not sure – I doodle on whatever paper I’m writing on at the moment.

    —Kathie R on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer a blue pen to doodle. I always lose where I am at when I do free Motion Quilt. would love a book of designs.

    —Dorothy Holt on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle on paper with a fine point marker and plan to transfer my designs to my quilt blocks.

    —Judy Allen on July 27, 2016
  • I use a white board and marker to doodle!

    —Cindi P. on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer to doodle on paper before starting with thread, mainly to get the direction and scale in mind before starting. The paper that is rolled up with some of my batting is great for this.

    —Sally on July 27, 2016
  • I’ve only been quilting for a few years. Have a long arm but have not done much free motion. Haven’t done any doodling since I was young. Just need to get my doodle back!

    —Winks from Oregon on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with anything that is handle! I would love to win this book it would help me in my fmq. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book.

    —Lorie Bugaiski on July 27, 2016
  • I like pen best but also use pencil.

    —Betty Gebhardt on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil is my fav. I prefer the fine point of a mechanical pencil. Great book!

    Sharon S on July 27, 2016
  • I have been known to straight line doodle squares, triangles, and such on paper when in a meeting and trying to stay awake! I am not very talented at doodling or drawing, but one of these days I will learn to do it on the sewing machine!

    —Bev Gunn on July 27, 2016
  • I’m learning to doodle with thread in my free motion quilting. It is a learning experience but so much fun. I practice on kennel quilts, the dogs and cats don’t care if the stitches are perfect.

    —connie b on July 27, 2016
  • I mostly doodle with a pencil and paper.

    —georgina on July 27, 2016
  • I would say my favorite tool to doodle with is a pen.

    —Crystal on July 27, 2016
  • I’ve just recently begun my FMQ experience and need all the help I can get! This book would be a great help I’m sure. I really hope I win it! —"Love"

    —---"Love" on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with pencil and markers. I’m very intrigued with doing it with the sewing machine!

    —Rebecca b on July 27, 2016
  • I’m a doodler from way back when, long before I started quilting or machine quilting! A good gel pen is my fav but love fine tip colored markers too. This book looks like great inspiration, thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Aggiequilter on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle with thread on my quilts. Sometimes I will use pencil and paper to practice or try out the design first. Thanks for the draw.

    —Edith Gorzo on July 27, 2016
  • love to doodle in pencil but would love to transfer it to quilt projects

    —gail on July 27, 2016
  • I use paper and pencil and sometimes fine tip markers. Thank you!

    —Tina on July 27, 2016
  • I am not particular, mechanical pencil or pen and paper. The paper is usually recycled from the printer.

    —Cindy on July 27, 2016
  • I don’t doodle. Guess I am just not artistic in that respect. I FMQ freehand. Does that count? I make up my own designs just by trying to follow a design and messing up!

    —Janet T on July 27, 2016
  • I use pen or pencil.

    —Marcia on July 27, 2016
  • I always start out with pencil and paper, then try stitching it on a small practice quilt (I have one I use over and over), Then dive into doing it for real. Love this book! Always looking for ideas.

    —Janet D on July 27, 2016
  • This book looks so fantastic!I tend to doodle with paper and pen most.

    becky moyer on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer to doodle with a pencil but will use whatever I have at the moment. This book sounds fabulous and I can use all the help I can get when it comes to ideas for free motion quilting!!

    —Jody M on July 27, 2016
  • Would love this book!! Congratulations on publishing it!

    —Linda on July 27, 2016
  • There are some wonderful pens that I like to doodle with. Of course it’s what’s usually in my hand when I’m at work and waiting on the phone, which is when I doodle the most.

    —Janet D on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer pencil.

    —Linda on July 27, 2016
  • I try to buy the book "180 Doodle Quilting Designs" eBook. No results. Tell me what to do.

    —Marthanel van der Meulen on July 27, 2016
  • I keep an artist’s notebook and a mechanical pencil beside my bed and always try to doodle a bit each night. I’ve filled several notebooks…it really helps when translating the design to fabric. I also sometimes use a fine-tip marker but don’t care for anything with that much "drag". I much prefer a pencil as the idea is to keep the tip on the page in as much continuity as possible. Thanks…sure hope I win!

    —Kathy Upton on July 27, 2016
  • I haven’t doodled in a long time! I used to use a pen and paper. Maybe l’ll have to start again!

    —Pat on July 27, 2016
  • I always doodle when I am on the phone,,,then I take the best of my "phone" doodles and recreate them on my longarm.

    —Robyn Keel on July 27, 2016
  • If I’m just doodling, it’s any paper and my favorite pen. If I’m practicing for FMQ, it’s a marker or pencil and paper (usually a sticky note pad). I like the drag from a marker or pencil, as it helps me visualize my design to transfer it to thread and fabric. I also like just stitching the designs. Great book! Inspired.

    —Maryellen McAuliffe on July 27, 2016
  • I need a fine tipped pen to doodle. And not a too fat pen. I have a cheaper quilter machine and frame and was just thinking I need to find some new patterns to quilt. Getting tired of stippling. I’ve made over 100 quilts…all stipple. Time for a change….

    —Diane W on July 27, 2016
  • I love to use colored pencils.

    —Regina Harris on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with sheet protectors and dry erase markers; erase and do again, and again, and again………

    —Rosemary on July 27, 2016
  • My favorite doodle medium by far is pencil. I start doodling and then see something in it that sparks a picture. From there, I can color and shade with a pencil. To practice for FMQ, I usually use a narrow marker from the pile of last year’s school supplies. They are washable so it isn’t a problem if I drag my hand through it, lol.

    —Linda Collum on July 27, 2016
  • I have a tough time with FMQ. This would be an awesome help I think. I use a chalk pencil or a quilters pen that washes out

    —Lori Smanski on July 27, 2016
  • I remember as a kid when I was bored in school that I would sit a doodle for what seemed like hours because I would fill up page after page of cute little flowers, etc. I never even considered applying this doodling to my quilting. I just finsihed quilting a quilt this way and it really turned out nicely. If I continue on this same level I can probably knock out a few of my unquilted tops pretty quickly. Would love to have a copy of this book for additional inspiration.

    —Sue F on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil and paper is my usual way to go. (Must have something to do with long lectures in class and paying attention ….) I am trying to translate all that practice into thread on quilts, but think I need more ‘fun’ since it’s been a while since sitting in class….. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Marie on July 27, 2016
  • This does sound like fun.

    —Margaret Dalmer on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle in pencil. I try to doodle with the machine, but find it much harder. Must be a motor memory thing!

    —Laura on July 27, 2016
  • Thread is my favorite doodle medium…somehow moving the "paper" gives me a nicer design than "moving the pencil" does.

    —Jana Ulmer on July 27, 2016
  • I love to doodle with different colored pens. My doodles usually are geometric, but sometimes I doodle flowers. This book looks like fun!

    —Shelly on July 27, 2016
  • I use whatever is available, pen, pencil, crayon, colored pencils, and markers. Doodling is a stress reliever.

    —Debbie M. on July 27, 2016
  • For my free motion quilting I doodle in my mind (after seeing something or just how the fabric hits me), then set up the machine and go! My attempts haven’t been outstanding though – the ideas in this book are very appealing and would help. Thanks for the chance.

    —June on July 27, 2016
  • I definitely love doodling with thread. And I definitely need some fresh, new ideas. I definitely need to get my hands on this book!

    Tiffany Searle on July 27, 2016
  • I usually use a pen and paper and sometimes as I am falling asleep I am doodling with my finger and following the design lines on my pillow.

    —Bridget on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with whatever is at hand. I have only free motion quilted once with some success, so I continue to keep doodling. A book like this would be fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity

    —Janet M on July 27, 2016
  • I like a mechanical pencil or a fine point pen.

    —Leslie on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle with pens. I am a big Zentangle fan. It would be fun to add that concept to my quilting. The ideas in the book look like a really good way to build muscle memory to improve free motion quilting.

    —Mimi L on July 27, 2016
  • I like to go right to the thread and my sewing machine, But I will doodle with whatever is handy when the mood strikes., usually my iPad.

    —Diane S on July 27, 2016
  • I’m amazed by how much doodling has helped me with my free-motion quilting. I like to use a pencil and paper before trying out a design on fabric.

    —Nancy Lyman on July 27, 2016
  • I like a roller ball pen on paper or a dry erase pen on a white board.
    Thanks for the giveaway, the book looks like it would be very helpful

    —Angela Brady on July 27, 2016
  • I tend to doodle when I am on the phone; but, I have not done my own free motion quilting yet. I would love to learn though so should probably take some classes.

    —LaVerne Mullane on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use a pen. For me it’s very smooth and shows the lines well.

    —Susan Stanton on July 27, 2016
  • I like either pencil or a felt tip pen like Micron. Something smooth that doesn’t drag on the paper. Thanks for the chance to win. Looks like a great tool in FMQ.

    —Ramona Putnam on July 27, 2016
  • I usually have a pen in my hand so I would say I like using it the best. Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

    —Nancy on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with all manner of pen and pencil. I am not partial to markers at all. But, my most favourite doodle medium would have to be THREAD!! You can achieve so many different looks of the same pattern just by changing the thread! What fun it is to experiment! Thank you for sharing the fantastic book with us, and the chance to have it at our fingertips in digital form 🙂

    —Carol J on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle or design what I want to FMQ on paper with a pen or pencil (preferably a pen). Of course sometimes it is just a lot of fun to try it out using my longarm without planning it on paper first. FMQ rocks!

    —Jean on July 27, 2016
  • My favorite doodle method is a Bic Pen and computer paper. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize give away. Have a fantastic creative day!

    Brenda Ackerman on July 27, 2016
  • I don’t really doodle. When I try to draw a design, I use a pencil.

    —Kathy on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle with a pen and then try to replicate with thread. I think I need to spend some serious time with this book; so many great patterns to choose from.

    —Mary C on July 27, 2016
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    I usually doodle with a pen (while on long conference calls). Would love to win this book so I can learn to transfer my doodling to a productive quilting activity.

    —Ramona Carpenter on July 27, 2016
  • I like to practice with paper and pen or whiteboard.

    —Sandy on July 27, 2016
  • I have just started to doodle with pencil and paper, and also a dry erase marker on plastic. Need to do more. This book looks like a great resource!

    —Cathy on July 27, 2016
  • I love using my vast collection (someone hoards office supplies) of sharpie markers to doodle before I move to the machine.

    —Sarah Evans on July 27, 2016
  • Marker

    —Cathy on July 27, 2016
  • I am a pen doodler but I much prefer a gel pen. The ink flows so nicely! My second choice would be fine tip markers. Again, the flow of the ink. Paper can make a difference too but for ecology perposes I use any scratch paper I can find. I am reletively new to the quilt world and have a quilt waiting to be quilted because I am not sure or confident on my free-motion quilting to finish it. This book would be a great confidence builder.

    —Debbie Bloomer on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle with a pen, but have yet to transfer it to a sewing machine needle. I lack creativity.

    —Sandy May on July 27, 2016
  • I have tried to doodle it is not pretty. I use pencil, I have tried machine, again it was not pretty.

    —Annette S. on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle on a whiteboard with an erasable marker

    —Fran on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with whatever is handy, mostly while on the phone. I have had trouble with FMQ in the past. So maybe this book would help with that?

    —Robin McGuire on July 27, 2016
  • I usually use a mechanical pencil. I am terrible at free-motion quilting! I like the idea of this book!

    —Lin H on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle with a pencil, as it is what I have in my hand the most. But that does not mean I use the eraser end. Good concept.

    —Nancy N on July 27, 2016
  • I do doodle, always have, especially when on the phone, but I also have doodled some with thread and love FMQ’ing. This book would help so much by showing where to start and how to best proceed with a specific doodle and just an overall big help with ideas. Would love to own this book.

    Donna on July 27, 2016
  • My favourite doodle medium is thread (through a quilt sandwich). I love free motion quilting.

    —K Yee on July 27, 2016
  • Mechanical Pencil.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with a pencil. Love the spool design.

    —Wendy on July 27, 2016
  • When I doodle, it’s mostly in pencil – in case I want to erase it and start over.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    —Kathleen D on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use an old fashion medium point Bic stick pen. Winning this book would be a treat!

    —Cheryl M on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with whatever tool I have in my hand while I am attending teacher meetings.

    —Kayla Clark on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with a pen. I like the pen because you can’t erase so you go for it. This would make both a great reference book but also a work book too for those times when you just got to challenge yourself . Nice giveaway

    —Susan Brennand on July 27, 2016
  • I have never done free motion quilting but I can doodle.
    What a great idea!

    Joyce on July 27, 2016
  • I love all the colored Ink Joy pens, just right for doodling.

    —Susan on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with what ever is handy. Pencils are my first choice, but even a crayon gets the job done.

    —Laura on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a fine tip sharpie on newsprint– by not being able to erase, it helps me improve my flow and learn to live with imperfections. By using newsprint, I reduced the procrastination and planning that sometimes inhibits my doodling if I am using "good" paper.

    —Katie Sprugel on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle wherever I am… on the phone, on church bulletins, etc, so I use whatever writing instrument I have in my hand!

    —Jeannine on July 27, 2016
  • I love to doodle! I just free motioned a quilt with the ‘cornered’ pattern and it turned out great for a newbie. Would love this book to get more great ideas- hint hint

    carol on July 27, 2016
  • Pen is my favorite

    Jinger on July 27, 2016
  • I have no artistic talent, but I’m game to give it a try. Doodling with my sewing machine sounds fun!

    —Terry on July 27, 2016
  • I generally end up doodling with the pen that is closest to hand. Some times I’ll use the fine-point marker.

    Designs look great. Would love to win this book. Thanks for opportunity to enter to win.

    B from Canada

    —B from Canada on July 27, 2016
  • I like to practice free motion designs with pencil on a scratch pad. I’ll doodle when I’m on the phone usually with a pen, but these are usually not free motion designs–I have to work on that!

    —Liz Horgan on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with an ink pen because I seem to get a smoother flow.

    —Sherry on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle in either pen or pencil, but I need a lot more practice doodling on my machine. This would be a great help!

    —Robin Preston on July 27, 2016
  • Boogie Board & Ozmo I’m just learning my sister & I just bought a quilting machine would love to win this book

    —Linda Koenig on July 27, 2016
  • I use either a pencil or marker, typically water soluble ones. Sometimes I just mark "reference" spots to remind me where to "doodle" to or where to "doodle" stop! I, too, like so many others here have been doodling forever! Sometimes, even when doing pure free motion quilting, I find myself returning to doodle designs that covered my notebook pages in junior high!

    —Deb J on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle in water proof pen because many times I like to go back and color it in. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book.

    —Rita Montgomery on July 27, 2016
  • I usually like to use ablack felt tip pen to doodle. I’ve just started learning to use a longarm machine though and I have to say the needle is definitely a fun way to doodle! I never thought when I started quilting that I would want to try longarming….but it’s quite addictive. I really want a new machine now so I can FMQ at home!

    —Natasha Renstead on July 27, 2016
  • I like a not-quite-fine tipped marker for doodling/practicing designs. A pen doesn’t work for me and neither does a pencil or a real fine tipped marker. Practicing is key! Do it over and over and over again, building up that muscle memory. Then go to your machine (domestic or longarm) and stitching it out becomes so easy! Those big drawing pads for kids at the dollar store are perfect for doodling designs.

    —Judy on July 27, 2016
  • Like others since I doodle so much it is usually with whatever I have in my hand.

    —Carol Kuse on July 27, 2016
  • I like pencils, especially hard leaded. Thank you, looks like a good book to turn to!

    Heidi on July 27, 2016
  • I love a pen that flows with no resistance!! And what a wonderful book: I always have a hard time picking out my quilting for my quilts, so this will be a wonderful help!! Thanks for the chance to win it! Hugs, H

    —Helen LeBrett on July 27, 2016
  • If I doodle I usually use a pen…just because it is readily available. I grab paper from the printer and try a design I see. I believe in practicing the design before quilting it! Would love to win this book! But I’ll probably buy it…

    —Karen on July 27, 2016
  • I am always taking notes, so my note paper can be a real collection of crazy notations about a variety of subjects; but I don’t really doodle freehand designs……maybe I should try that…

    —Judys on July 27, 2016
  • I almost always doodle with a mechanical pencil on graph paper. Then comes my favorite part — thread on a scrap quilt sandwich. I am entranced by this wonderful book and look forward to having it on my shelf!

    —Gloria on July 27, 2016
  • I love to doodle with a pencil. I’m trying to get more comfortable doodling with my sewing machine.

    —Linda Webster on July 27, 2016
  • I have always been a doodler. I prefer a pencil and regular scrap paper, but I will doodle with nearly anything.
    I love the designs pictured here in this new book and would absolutely love to have it, Thanks for the chance!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

    —Amanda B. on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use a #2 pencil for doodling. I love the fact that the quilting is usually better than the doodles. All that practicing must really help the quilting.

    Laura P in NH on July 27, 2016
  • pencil … now if only I could develop the free flowing doodles I am seeing all over the quilting world of late… I manage a bit but nothing like the "wow" I have seen… this book is another wow!!!

    —Tonie Peterson on July 27, 2016
  • I really only doodle when I’m on the phone for a long time and there happens to be a pen ore pencil nearby! This book might help me to FMQ and not procrastinate so much to finish my quilts!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    —Debby E on July 27, 2016
  • I don’t doodle, either. My hands stay busy with needlework. I do free motion quilt, however, and these designs look wonderful.

    —Mona on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a Micron pen but need help with needle and thread!

    Judy A on July 27, 2016
  • My favorite this far is fine-tip markers to have varied colors…. next: multi-colored threads!

    —Marty on July 27, 2016
  • Doodle with pen or pencil is definitely easier than doodling with thread. I usually doodle with pen.

    Sandra on July 27, 2016
  • I am a pencil doodler. I don’t do it often, but have fun playing with designs when I do.

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on July 27, 2016
  • It’s been quite a while since I doodled but I used a pencil. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Elaine on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer a pencil.

    —Jen B on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer p

    —Rosalee on July 27, 2016
  • My favourite medium of doodling is with thread! the best kind!!!!

    —Marg on July 27, 2016
  • I use a pen or pencil it depends on what I am doing!!

    elr on July 27, 2016
  • I start out with a dry erase pen and a white board or a clear piece of acetate and trace/draw the pattern until my hand feels comfortable. Then I got to the machine and a scrap sandwich and practice until i think I can do it. if I’m have real problems, I might trace the design and wash away stabilizer and pin it to my quilt.

    —Rochelle Summers on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer pen and paper, thank you.

    —Rosalee on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a gel pen!

    Teresa Stanulis on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle with a pencil. Would love to learn more about doodle quilting!

    —Virginia in AK on July 27, 2016
  • I’m not much of a doodler which may explain my troubles with free motion quilting but I’ll try again and again. Marker would be my choice.

    —Tamie on July 27, 2016
  • Doodle in pen currently, ready to learn to doodle in thread on my quilts.

    —Suzanne J. on July 27, 2016
  • Any writing utensil at hand works for me. at work, agendas and handouts are littered with doodles…..spools, presents, trees and leaves, swirls and curlicues. recently read an article saying doodling while listening increases attention span and absorption of information. So I will keep on with my scribbles

    —geri kuster on July 27, 2016
  • I use the frixion pen for marking on quilts – but if I am doodling on paper it doesn’t matter – whatever is closest gets used.

    —Marti Morgan on July 27, 2016
  • I love to doodle with pencil and marker! This looks like a great book.

    —Jean Blythe on July 27, 2016
  • That looks like it would be good to have a doodle to trace, because when I started drawing freehand in the free motion class I took, it really wasn’t very good, in fact it was lousy. I think tracing some doodles to start with might get me a more solid start.
    I would love to try this book. Thank you!
    Kathy

    —Kathy in IN on July 27, 2016
  • I prefer pencil. Have not tried the progression to free motion quilting before though

    —Kerry on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle every now and then. It has helped me do a little free motion quilting.

    —beth on July 27, 2016
  • Thread, without question. It doesn’t rub off on your hand, and it holds a quilt together.

    —Afton Warrick on July 27, 2016
  • I do not doddle on paper – But I love to on fabric!!

    —Lee on July 27, 2016
  • Whatever I have in my hand, especially when I am on the phone, is what I use to doodle with—pencil, pen, spoon handle, rat-tailed comb—whatever is pointy! My paper is whatever is close by—the calendar, a scrap of paper, the phone book—etc.

    —Linda Taylor on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with markers.

    —Judith Martinez on July 27, 2016
  • I wouldn’t say I have a favorite doodle mediums, but I love writing words. This book is so cool, I really love the creative designs. I’m teaching myself to machine quilt and it’s a struggle. This book could help me! Would love to win! Thanks 🙂

    —Suzanne on July 27, 2016
  • This makes perfect sense! Tracing the desired pattern would make it easier to quilt with the machine because you know wher to go next. I have always doodle. A pencil is my choice.

    —Cheryl on July 27, 2016
  • I’m not picky – whatever is available at the time. Usually, pen & paper! I would love to win this new book. Thanks for the give away!

    —Judy F on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle, usually with a gel pen, in the margins of my notes during meetings at work. I’m new to free motion quilting, and have just started to think of doodling as a way to practice quilting designs. I absolutely love the concept of this book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

    —Michelle M on July 27, 2016
  • I enjoy the flow of a pen. I keep a pad of doodling handy – never know when I see inspiration or just when the mood strikes. This looks like a wonderful book!

    —Terri on July 27, 2016
  • I think the idea of doodling is wonderful, but I have trouble getting motivated. I have pretty notebooks and nice pencils to work on muscle memory but then I forget to doodle! I think a book like this would help!

    —Annie on July 27, 2016
  • i go right to doodling with thread. I love this book – so many great quilters are featured.

    Cynthia Brunz on July 27, 2016
  • I probably haven’t doodled since high school, but now that I think about it ZenTangles would make great quilt designs. I think ball point pens were always the best to doodle with, just because it was always what was on hand the most.

    —Jessica Hansen on July 27, 2016
  • I usually doodle with whatever I’m holding at the time, but since I’m usually at work, it’s almost always a pen. What a great book, I’m crossing my fingers 🙂

    —Dorothy on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use dry erase markers on a board. If I mess up I can erase it!

    Joy P on July 27, 2016
  • Love using colored pencils but when it comes to FMQ’ing I would have to say I tend to stick with good ol’ pencils.

    —Awna S. on July 27, 2016
  • I like to use a gel pen. Moves smoothly.

    —Joyce on July 27, 2016
  • I doodle all the time – if my hands have nothing to do, I simply cannot stop them from grabbing a pencil and doodling. It just never occurred to me that I could do that in thread!

    —Margaret Lawrence on July 27, 2016
  • I have never seen such a wonderful book, such as this anywhere. I am disabled, 60+, and have been teaching myself, thru video and U-Tube. I have never tried nothing like this free motion, doodle, designs before. My finances are limited, and I have to buy things I know I will work on, when I can afford it. I would be proud to be able to work these designs and it is giving me the inspiration to one day to try it.

    Thankyou,

    Pat on July 27, 2016
  • I use pens for all writing. I like the ultra fine rollerball tips as they are very smooth. I have a small notebook that I doodle in and I keep it with me to use as inspiration hits me.

    —Mary D on July 27, 2016
  • I need this book. My FMQ needs help. I usually use a black sharpie but lately I’m using a wipe board.

    —Chris on July 27, 2016
  • Use a pencil, on graph paper

    —Hilda Krebs on July 27, 2016
  • Pencil mostly but I have been know to just go at it with thread on the machine.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on July 27, 2016
  • Oh I’m a doodler from way back and will doodle with any writing implement that ends up in my hand, LOL.
    The book looks great!

    Lara B on July 27, 2016
  • I like to doodle with many colors of gel pens. I love playing with color as much as I do with shapes.

    —Nelda Mohr on July 27, 2016
  • I write directions in pencil, old habit. Doodle in pencil.

    —caroline j rohrer on July 27, 2016
  • My doodling is mostly done in pen—or whatever I can find at that moment.

    —Donna W on July 27, 2016
  • I enjoy markers. Playing with color is all part of the fun!

    HeatherK on July 27, 2016
  • I use to like to doodle with colored pencils or different colored pens, but I recently bought a Brother Dream Machine so I now like to doodle with thread.

    —Denise Campbell on July 27, 2016
  • For me it’s pencil and white paper. If you ask my co-workers, I will doodle if I have pencil, pen or marker and a piece of paper. Doodling is in my blood.

    —Cathie on July 27, 2016
  • I just use the pattern on my fabric as a pattern to doodle, I have used chalk on stencils at times.

    —ELIZAJANE on July 27, 2016
  • I’ve a casual doodler – I kind of stick to the same old designs. I usually use what’s on hand, but love a gel pen. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Terri in BC on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle when I’m in "less interesting" meetings :-), I use everything I find, small notebooks, my work notebook, napkins. I prefer to use a fine 0.3 to 0.5 black Staedtler or Faber Castel marker.

    —Pascale VdP on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle with anything that I have on hand at the moment. I love to doodle while talking on the phone. Thanks sew much for this chance to win 😀

    —Patricia on July 28, 2016
  • I’ll use anything that’s handy, but my preference is a pencil.

    —Dana Gaffney on July 28, 2016
  • I like using a fine point black pen. This book is such a great concept for learning FMQ which is something I really want to tackle! It would be great to win a copy!

    —Lora Whitfield on July 28, 2016
  • I love to use my mechanical pencil. I doodle a lot…. Especially during meetings. 🙂 thank you for the giveaway.

    —Adrienne on July 28, 2016
  • I doddle in pencil and pen if the other isn’t handy!! I need to do it more because when I practice I can definitely see a difference.

    —Rose Landon on July 28, 2016
  • I guess pencil, although I don’t doodle much. I like the feel of it on the paper.

    Amanda on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle with a pencil. Love the book and the ideas. Thanks for the giveaway

    —Cathy on July 28, 2016
  • I like to doodle with pencil on paper. A quilting friend has suggested laying clear basket wrap over a quilt and use a "sharpie" maker to try ideas for quilting.

    —Susan on July 28, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a pen. This book looks really interesting. Lots of ideas to try.

    —LoriL on July 28, 2016
  • I love using my white board and dry erase marker.

    Vicki in MN on July 28, 2016
  • My favorite form of doodling is with a vis a Vis pen on a white board. I can doodle as small or as large as I like. I can also fill it up with many quilting designs. Erase them and start all over again. One that I have is see thru and I can lay it on top of a design and practice, practice, practice till the cows come home. (Smiling)

    —Sheila Wagner on July 28, 2016
  • A pen, as I’m usually doodling during a business meeting 😉

    —Ivy on July 28, 2016
  • I loved to doodle with Pen and paper. Don’t always get time to practice with thread and fabric. I am a dive in kinda gal!!!

    —Sandy S on July 28, 2016
  • Right now, it’s pencil, always pencil- I just retired from many years as a math teacher, and pencil it is! And it has to be a round one, not the hexagonal sided one. I look forward to practicing with markers on a whiteboard- it will be interesting to feel the difference in the flow of lines. Juls in FL

    —Juls in FL on July 28, 2016
  • I usually use a pen or sometimes a pencil on whatever paper happens to be at hand. I have scraps with doodles all over the place! I also have a sketch book that I doodle in too.

    —Karen Addleman on July 28, 2016
  • I like to doodle with fine point markers and then add some shading and coloring with pencils.

    Vicki on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle mostly with pencils but love a smooth flowing pen on a drawing pad.

    —Jen on July 28, 2016
  • Love to doodle at my desk….pencils are the weapon of choice. I would LOVE to have this book to practice and learn with, so my FMQ can improve!

    —Jacque on July 28, 2016
  • I’m not very good so this book would be a wonderful tool for me

    —Becki Morrison on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle in my mind, then go to my machine. It seems I just fall into a natural rhythm because I’m doing what I’ve visualized. I used to use whatever medium was handy to doodle with. Now it’s just brain work.

    —Sandi B on July 28, 2016
  • Etch-a-sketch! Really, if you still have one you can create some awesome designs.

    —Barbara Buettner on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle with a black sharpie, or just whatever is handy!

    —Amy on July 28, 2016
  • I like to doodle with colored pencils. They give the the option of changing color like I would change thread color. If I happen to be somewhere and don’t have my colored pencils, though, I just use what I have available!

    —Vicki on July 28, 2016
  • I love a Flair marker pen 🙂 I know old school!

    —Sandy Glynn on July 28, 2016
  • I love to thread doodle & think it can add a lot to a quilt.

    —Molly Paolozza on July 28, 2016
  • I LOVE doodling with thread and pencils!

    —Leesa Bates on July 28, 2016
  • A pen, usually while I’m on the phone.

    —Lisa Marie on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle with a mechanical pencil and gel pens or what ever I have on hand at the time.

    —Bonnie Lindsay on July 28, 2016
  • I love to doodle with a micron pen. I quilt a lot for others, so I doodle with thread every once in a while to just have fun. I’m looking forward to getting this book, even if I don’t win it.

    —Tammy Jewkes on July 28, 2016
  • Any pen,any pencil, any paper! Often shop receipts and old meeting papers. I found doodling really does make a difference and have moved up (self taught with Web resources) from stipple to 3 or 4 FMQ patterns. More practice and more patterns always good so would love to win :0)

    —Clare on July 28, 2016
  • The last time I ever really doodled was probably in my 20s. I used to doodle on my jeans, with a pen, while talking on the phone!! Many times I have wished I still had those jeans!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

    —Kathleen on July 28, 2016
  • I love to doodle with a pencil because you can get the shading correct. Thanks!

    —Delaine on July 28, 2016
  • Markers mostly.
    Thread is more fun to doodle with tho so i should do that more often. Thanks for the push.

    —Diane Beavers on July 28, 2016
  • My favorite way to try a freemotion quilting design is a lap size whiteboard (mine is about 11″ x 16″) and dry-erase markers. My thanks goes to Christa Watson for the inspiration to try this.

    —Jan Beasley on July 28, 2016
  • This Book is AWESOME!! I am still in practice mode with FMQ…what a delightful doodling idea book! Thank you for chance to Win it! 🙂

    I love to doodle with colored pencils & gel pens….and varigated threads on my sewing machine! 🙂

    —Lori Morton on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle with pens, pencils or my finger on my iPad.

    —Karen Watkins on July 28, 2016
  • I was never good at doodling. This book looks like just what I need!

    —Lytle Markham on July 28, 2016
  • I love to doodle with thread and pencils. During breaks at work I get out a pencil and pad and practice, when I’m at home I go to my machine, use scraps to make sandwiches, and use thread – it’s fun to just wander and see what comes up. It also helps improve FMQ techniques.

    —Cindy Hanrahan on July 28, 2016
  • I like gel pens

    —Lynnette Lamance on July 28, 2016
  • I love pencil since it’s handy all the time but the best doodles are done with a thicker marker.

    —Daniela M on July 28, 2016
  • Sadly, as much as I love quilting, I just cannot get a handle on using my machine to quilt with. I love to doodle with a pen or pencil and I’ve even used my finger in sand and also paint (what a mess). All these new ideas would be veeerrry helpful for me. Thanks.

    —Holly on July 28, 2016
  • I used to love to doodle with pen and paper all the time, growing up. I forgot about it, until I started taking Angela Walter’s Craftsy classes. Now I doodle at lot more, since she said it’s the perfect way to get better at machine quilting. Woo! I’m a much better and more confident Free-Motion Quilter because of Angela.
    This would be an awesome book–one that I really need to practice with.
    Thanks!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Rachell Reilly on July 28, 2016
  • Pencil is what I use. I would really love to win this ebook!

    —Diane Lalumiere on July 28, 2016
  • Pencil, soft pencil

    —Elysbeth Carson on July 28, 2016
  • I love doodling with paper and pencil. The practice really helps my free-motion quilting!

    Zina Clark on July 28, 2016
  • My media of choice is thread. I’m terrible with pen or pencil, but can do lots of things with thread and my machine. This book looks as if it would be a big help.

    —Stephanie Woodward on July 28, 2016
  • i used to doodle in pencil or pen as a kid on all my school books. i don’t do it any more unless i am practicing for my machine free motion quilting which i am progressing with & getting better each time i play. I recently had a go at butterfly wings with beautiful metallic thread & loved the results. the book looks fantastic.

    —suzanne on July 28, 2016
  • I like using thread to doodle, using my machine or long arm. This is the best method for me because I refuse to rip out stitches on my long arm. So I practice doodling on my machine and if I do something ‘wrong’, I will do my best to make it look like ea design choice instead. 🙂 There has been a few days that I doodled on paper and for the same reason above, I’ll just use pen or marker. Thanks for a great giveaway, I’d LOVE that book!

    —Kelley H on July 28, 2016
  • I like to doodle on my white board. If I like it I take it to my sketch book and practice.

    —Cathy Hughes on July 28, 2016
  • I use EnerGel pens and backs of copy paper that I have printed stuff I no longer need on a clip board- I can do it for hours. It really helps.

    —Reena Kaplowitz on July 28, 2016
  • I love doodling with a roller ball pen.

    Leslie on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle with a pencil, initially. Then I put an 18″ x 24″ piece of plexiglass over a section of my quilt and doodle/practice quilting designs with a dry erase marker.

    —Becky on July 28, 2016
  • I doodle with a pen. It flows smoothly while I practice.

    —Patricia on July 28, 2016
  • when I doodle it’s usually with a mechanical pencil, however, I have also used a ball point pen. I would love to win this book.

    Jeanette Jensen on July 28, 2016
  • I used to doodle with pencil while waiting for someone.

    —nancy in IN on July 28, 2016
  • I think I prefer to doodle with thread. But doodling just isn’t something I do well, so this book would help me a lot.

    —Mary Carroll on July 28, 2016
  • from what i can see there are a lot of paths to follow i have not seen before and as a new quilter who can’t afford to have my quilts sent to a long armer I could really use it.

    —Tess Miller on July 28, 2016
  • I use a dry erase board and markers. Can’t trace anything this way, but it works for me!

    —Helen Thomas on July 29, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a marker on a dry erase board! It helps me practice before I get to my machine.

    —Diane Lyles on July 29, 2016
  • I do most of my doodling at work while on the phone or in meetings! So my tool of choice tends to be a gel pen

    Wendy on July 29, 2016
  • I love to doodle roses. I have done this for years and I love doing it with a pencil because I can shade the areas of the petals that need the dark for the buds and lighter for the petals that have bloomed. I would really enjoy this book to further my skills. Awesome opportunity!
    Thank you!!

    —Terri on July 29, 2016
  • I favor a .pencil to doodle.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on July 29, 2016
  • I usually use a regular pencil but sometimes use colored pencils after I’ve drawn the design. I also doodle in thread in some of my quilts.

    Carol Bledsoe on July 29, 2016
  • I’m not much of a doodler but would use pen. This looks like a great book!

    —Rosalie on July 29, 2016
  • I always say I’m going to practice with pen and paper but I end up doing my practicing on my longarm instead.

    —Diane on July 29, 2016
  • I like to doodle my design first with a pen on paper. Then, I audition the design over my quilt on a piece of plastic and a dry erase marker, so that I can see what the pattern might look like on my quilt. Then I always fine tune the design for tension and scale on a practice piece, before quilting for real. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Wendy Snyder on July 29, 2016
  • I usually doodle with a pen since it is always handy. Book looks great for inspiration.

    —Teri on July 29, 2016
  • I am not a doodler….though I love to read articles and blogs on how to doodle and why it is helpful. I think this book would be the best inspiration for me to get in the doodling game!

    —Sharon on July 29, 2016
  • Pen and/or pencil have been my choice. But I’m ready to add THREAD to the choices.

    —kckoehn on July 29, 2016
  • Oh yes, I use a .7 lead pencil most of the time to doodle. I agree that doodling really helps with muscle memory and doing the quilting. 🙂 I’d LOVE to win this book!!

    —Christina in FL on July 29, 2016
  • I have been a doodler all my life, pen or pencil, whatever was handy. Never thought about using it in quilting though. This coul be the start of some new ideas.

    —Kathleen T on July 29, 2016
  • What a great idea. Never thought about this. Not a big eBook fan, would prefer paper but this might change my mind.

    —Mary LOwrey on July 29, 2016
  • I’ve always doodled with crayon or pencil and always on paper. This is a pretty cool idea. A quilt all in colorful doodles would look very nice! Thanks for the give-away and the idea!!!

    —Marlene from Torrance on July 29, 2016
  • I love to doodle. usually I will use a pencil. sometimes colored pencils. mostly on paper, sometimes on napkins or what ever is handy when the doodle bug bites.

    —Lori Smanski on July 29, 2016
  • Have struggled with creative part of free motion quilting. Just reading the reviews called to mind the way I use to doodle as a kid. It was fun but never put the 2 together until now. Makes me want to try again with a different frame of mind. Pencil has got to be my favorite medium for doodling.

    —Ann on July 29, 2016
  • I use a medium Sharpie brand pen and an art sketch pad that I recieved from Cindy Needham at a class. Have filled several notebooks by now and they are always a good way to review when I want to use that doodle again.
    Suggestion: always keep you doodle note books. Great resource!

    —Kay on July 29, 2016
  • Don’t normally doodle and yes it shows when I go and try to freestyle machine quilt. I need help!!!
    This book sounds like the answer!!!

    —Maryanne Wilson on July 29, 2016
  • I use whatever is at hand. Usually a pencil or a marker, but sometime crayons too. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Ann on July 29, 2016
  • I’m learning to free motion quiltandthiswould definitely help.

    —Sheilah on July 29, 2016
  • I’m a pencil doodler.

    —Linda M on July 29, 2016
  • I love a pen, especially one that has a soft grip.

    —carol on July 29, 2016
  • I doodle with paper and pen. You can do it just about anywhere. Would love this book for more great ideas.

    —Elizabeth Teerlink on July 29, 2016
  • I doodle when in a long meeting. I usually doodle on paper with a pen. Doodle quilting might just be something to try!

    —Vivian Lewis on July 29, 2016
  • I have done very little doodling but want to practice. So far I have used pencil.

    —Joan on July 29, 2016
  • Doodling with pencil on a full sheet of paper has been my MO. When I was in high school I used to see if I could complete the whole sheet of paper before it was wrinkled, ripped or otherwise mutilated by my book pile. A practice book to help me with free-motion quilting would be super! Thanks for the give-away!

    —Joan Varonka on July 29, 2016
  • I like to doodle in pencil. If I really like the design, I save it in a notebook for FMQ. I do the loop-de-loop all the time, but have never added a smaller loop inside. I’m going to try this next time.

    —Nancy Magee on July 29, 2016
  • Anything that is able to leave a design to stitch on. Really like Frixion pens

    —Cindy on July 29, 2016
  • According to my co-workers, I am a doodle expert when on the phone. As they laugh at me, I explain that my creative abilities are showing. This keeps our department in "stitiches". I am trying to do this for my quilting, and just managing, now, but I intend to concur the sway of the fabric as it flow to make beautiful designs. thanks for the opportuntiy to be part of your give-away.

    sew cathy

    —Catherine Parker on July 29, 2016
  • I have never though of myself as a "doodler" but this book could convince me otherwise! Mechanical pencils are my favorite writing instrument, always sharp and keep going, just right for doodling.

    —Jade on July 29, 2016
  • I like doodling with pencil and paper first, and then making fabric blocks to doodle with thread. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

    —Vicki L on July 29, 2016
  • I usually doodle with a pen on scrap paper and try to get some flow to a design.

    —Mary on July 29, 2016
  • If I am unsure I use a pencil. If I’m feeling pretty confident I’ll use a pen. I doodle all the time, especially at church – it really does help me concentrate on the speaker. I would love this book and all of the ideas that go with it 😀

    —Becky Schultz on July 29, 2016
  • I doodle all the time when taking notes at work so I’d have to say it’s using pen. I also love to meander quilt and to me that’s doodling too!

    —terry hawkins on July 29, 2016
  • I love a nice, sharp pencil and love to doodle in meetings. I never thought much about using my doodles in quilts. I would love to try these designs!&

    —Nancy Gowen on July 29, 2016
  • Mechanical pencil and envelopes. I pay bills online so I doodle on the envelopes that are included with bills.

    —Penny R on July 29, 2016
  • I doodle all the time. I like to keep a tablet in my bag for those times when waiting is inevitable. Any blank paper is doodled by me. I also enjoy white board doodling. I also bought a piece of plexiglass and have cut it into 4 pieces 8 x 11 and use dry erase markers on it.I just taped a piece of white sketch paper to the back, so I can see my doodles. Then, just erase and start again. I doddle with both my dominant (right) and my left hand. I think it helps my brain see other ways to doodle and it helps when FMQ’ing. See- I told you I must doodle-at all free moments!

    —Cindy M in Oregon on July 29, 2016
  • I love to doodle with ballpoint or with a sharpened pencil and good paper (So it slides well!) This book looks like a fun way to train for free motion quilting!

    —Lizzie on July 29, 2016
  • I use pencil or thread and the design of the fabric. Looks like a handy book to explore a better way to have even quilting pattern.

    —Linda Christianson on July 29, 2016
  • I don’t doodle, but I can see that it would be useful in learning free motion quilting. Learning to free motion quilt is one of my long term goals. This looks like it would be helpful in learning that skill.

    —Nancy Angerer on July 29, 2016
  • For me it’s a marker. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Donna M on July 29, 2016
  • I prefer to doodle with a sharp pencil. Which then leads to colored pencils or markers! Got to add some color!

    —Linn on July 29, 2016
  • I prefer doodling with a pencil. I would love to win this book.

    —Judy B on July 29, 2016
  • Always use a pencil!

    —Mary Ann on July 29, 2016
  • I’m only a straight line and very basic curly lines so far. I like pencils!!

    —Kathy Whetstine on July 29, 2016
  • I like to doodle with pen or pencil. I’d like to work on my free-motion thread doodling though – this book looks like a great resource.

    —Kari on July 29, 2016
  • Love to doodle with pen or pencil especially when on the phone. This book would be a nice addition to my bookshelf.

    —Mary Burn on July 29, 2016
  • I like the flowing feeling of a semi-sharp marker for practicing freemotion patterns. Love the book!

    —Ann Z on July 29, 2016
  • Doodle with pen,pencil,finger-especially while on phone. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Jonnie on July 29, 2016
  • I use an ink pen because then I won’t be tempted to erase! 😄

    —Gail on July 29, 2016
  • I never doodled. maybe that’s why I don’t do a very good job at FMQ.

    —Pat Seager on July 29, 2016
  • My Mum is a compulsive doodler. Whenever she talks on the phone she doodles anything thats handy. Once it was my homework page. Not Happy Joan. We’ll save some special ones for the grandkids and great grandkids. We’re up to 7 from 3 families & the rest are still to come. {She’s 85 now and still doing well}.

    —Jenny on July 29, 2016
  • I love to fiddle with gel pens!

    —Alicia on July 29, 2016
  • I am all about graphite…pencil for me!

    —Mary Lou on July 29, 2016
  • I doodle in pencil but once I have an idea of the design,it looks better when I use thread. I would love this book. Thanks

    —Mom C on July 29, 2016
  • It really doesn’t matter what I doodle with so it is usually what is in my hand at the time inspiration hits me. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea Yarolim on July 29, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a pen in a journal. Doesn’t look as good with fabric and thread yet-practice, practice, practice!!! The book looks awesome.

    —Cindy on July 29, 2016
  • The best doodlers I know are those preteen grandchildren. They fear nothing and it is a good way to get them off their electronic gear to help grandma.

    —Cathy W on July 29, 2016
  • I am just learning how to long arm machine quilt. I love it. I would love a 180 book. Please add my name to the drawing.

    Pamela Thomas on July 29, 2016
  • Pen or pencil. Usually no markers around. Could sure use some help with thread doodling!

    —Caryn Goulden on July 29, 2016
  • I’m not a doodler, but I do enjoy quilting great designs on my quilts. I try something different with each quilt in order to learn as much as possible about my art. I really enjoy the loopy designs the most. I like the #4 Artist Pencils as they give a nice smooth line with no drag.

    —Becky Couture on July 30, 2016
  • I love doodling! I use what ever medium is at hand! When I’m on hold I draw on paper with pen or pencil. Hen I’m in line at the bank, I doodle on my bank receipt. They always know me because of the doodles. I draw on work papers and staff meeting notes. It is a big stress reliever!

    —Danette Roundy on July 30, 2016
  • I am a doodler and always have been! ( woe the piece of paper that was lying around when I was talking on the phone😜). And I doodle with ANYTHING, whatever is handy! This book looks very interesting….would love to add more designs to my limited free-motion skills!

    —Monique on July 30, 2016
  • I have doodled all my life! I use anything at hand; usually pencil. I love the yellow Ticonderoga pencils with the ultra smooth erasers. But for quilting practice I am learning to use dry erase markers and a large white board. I work large in this format and it is fun!

    Cathy Slabaugh on July 30, 2016
  • I don’t doodle much, mainly coming up with a new quilting pattern on a quilt. I use a pencil so I can erase. But, this looks pretty interesting!

    —Rebecca H on July 30, 2016
  • A pencil or pen. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book- looks like one I need for my quilting library.

    —Bea on July 30, 2016
  • Like to doodle with pen & paper. Thanks

    —Sandie G on July 30, 2016
  • I prefer pencil – with a really good eraser!

    —Gwen Wehner on July 30, 2016
  • I doodle with pen and paper, but they never look as good as if I doodle with quilting machine and thread. That always looks better!

    —Theresa Olson on July 30, 2016
  • I doodle with whatever is handy … pen, pencil, marker, paint … even just in my head! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book of inspiration. Candy

    —Candy on July 30, 2016
  • I love a mechanical pencil with a fine soft lead. I like how a pencil over a pen feels. But then I am an accountant in another life.

    —Ginny Leber on July 30, 2016
  • I stared with crayons, moved to soft lead pencils and now a blackroller ball point pen. I have improved so much.

    —Dell Martinez on July 30, 2016
  • I love doodling with copic markers. The brighter, the better!

    —Noreen on July 30, 2016
  • I prefer fine point pen or a good sharp pencil. Thank you

    —Shirley Bentson on July 30, 2016
  • I like to use a fine tip pen.

    Cynthia on July 30, 2016
  • I prefer to just quilt it! And talk myself thru each loop, squiggle, wave or roll.

    —Carina Z on July 30, 2016
  • I like to doodle with pen or pencil whichever is handy.
    Recently I have been doodling with my pencil crayons. Like to see what color of thread to use.

    —Inez W on July 30, 2016
  • Pencil.

    —Janey Cook on July 30, 2016
  • I like fine tipped Pigma markers. I would LOVE to own this book, thanks for the chance to win it.

    —Renee Welton on July 30, 2016
  • My doodle utensil of choice is a pen.

    —Renee G on July 30, 2016
  • I prefer a smooth flowing pen. Whenever I use a pencil, I start wanting to erase and re-do. But then, I can’t do random stripes without counting, either. The book looks great!

    —Pearl on July 30, 2016
  • I don’t know that it’s my favorite medium, but ink is my most used just because I can almost always find a pen hanging around. My intentional doodles I do with sharpie markers on our farms egg cartons, in the form of silly chicken drawings.

    —Sheila on July 30, 2016
  • I have a notebook and like to use a pen. It seems to glide easier across the paper. I would love to have this book. I am working at getting better with my FMQ. Thanks.

    —Sharon Ray on July 30, 2016
  • Sharpie!

    —Linda Towers on July 31, 2016
  • I’m not picky about what I use as long as I can find the time to doodle. Thanks for writing the inspirational book.

    —Carmen on July 31, 2016
  • I like a hard-lead pencil. I don’t like anything that smears. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope I’m the lucky girl!!!

    —Becki on July 31, 2016
  • I like to doodle with a pen in bright colors to represent thread. I like to doodle them then put in a binder by category so I can find it. Then, when I’m ready to quilt I can flip through my binder until I find a design that works in my quilt.

    —Joellyn Partyka on July 31, 2016
  • Pencil, fine marker anything laying around!

    —Marian Allen on July 31, 2016
  • I enjoy doodling with a marker since I find that it gives a smoother line.

    —Susan McGregor on July 31, 2016
  • I’ll use anything I can get my hands on! Sometimes that crayons belonging to my daughter!

    —Erika Nickens on July 31, 2016
  • Doodle?? PENCIL! since about grade 3!! I have expanded my repertoire since then, But was so excited to find out it was a useful talent to have in adulthood!

    —JanG on July 31, 2016
  • I like to doodle with with Frixion pen on paper, or on a dry erase board with a dry erase marker. This book looks terrific! Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Judy W. on August 1, 2016
  • I use a pen, because when you use a machine, there’s no erasing! ( and that’s what is at my fingertips on my desk )

    —madeline wallace on August 1, 2016
  • Drawing and doodling really helps me with my fmq. I like to use anything that doesn’t drag and I got great tips from the suggestions posted here. I’m definitely getting this book. Also, Lori Kennedy’s blog has helped me SO MUCH with doodling….really helps with muscle memory when fmq.

    —Connie on August 1, 2016
  • I’ve primarily used dry erase markers on white board or on Press n Seal placed directly on my quilt tops. I need to do more doodling on paper so I can refer back to them. I’d love to have this book!

    —Cathy Wilson on August 1, 2016
  • I most often doodle with paper and pencil; I usually do some doodling before trying something new on a quilt top. Doodling really helps get the feel and flow transferred to the brain/eye/hand coordination. This looks like a wonderful book and I’d love to own one!

    —Emma Somero on August 1, 2016
  • I like to doodle using pencils or markers. This book will be a great help with ideas and as a reference.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

    —Leah K on August 1, 2016
  • I usually use pencil and then go over it with ink if I like the finished result.

    —Janet G on August 2, 2016
  • I am definitely a pencil gal! Just trying to convert the pencil doodles to thread is the difficult part!

    —Emily K on August 2, 2016
  • I would like to thread, but that would mean I was good at free motion on the machine. I’m still a pencil doodler…but I am working on doodling with an erasable fabric marker directly on the quilt tops. This book looks fabulously helpful.

    —Cindy on August 2, 2016
  • Definitely pen. I’m one of those crazy people who do crossword puzzles in pen.

    —Ann Christman on August 2, 2016
  • I doodle with pen or pencil. This book would definitely help me doodle with thread which will make my machine quilting easier.

    —Barbaraben on August 2, 2016
  • Paper and pencil works well for doodling for me. Then I like to try with thread. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Beth Bigler on August 3, 2016
  • Paper and markers first, then thread and longarm next! Love to doodle! Thanks for the give away!

    —Paula on August 3, 2016
  • wow, can always use another quilt design book, love the doodles…

    —Shirley on August 5, 2016
  • Doodling has been something that I have been doing for years. If there was an empty space on a piece of paper, I just had to cover it with doodling. Maybe that’s why I so enjoy free motion doodle quilting so much. So I guess any tools can be for doodling.

    —Cindy on August 5, 2016
  • I love pencils for doodling. I’ve been wanting to machine quilt on my regular sewing machine for a long time. I believe this book would get me started – finally.

    —Peggy Vargo on August 13, 2016

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