Tuesday, September 18, 2012

RFMQ Booklet

In honor of now having 800 followers (!) I am again offering my booklet of machine quilting patterns. OK it is old, having made it in 2003, but it still works. Click on the icon in the sidebar and it will take you to a 16 page printable copy of exactly what I taught in my machine quilting workshops.



    All you need do is take one page at a time and make the designs with your machine.
What you'll need are a bunch of quilt sandwiches, at least 18" wide by whatever, a free motion darning foot, and feed dogs that can be lowered. Using contrasting thread in your needle and a different colored contrasting thread in your bobbin, and maybe a size 14/90 needle in your machine,  begin by making a mess with your stitches. Then slow down the movement of the fabric and speed up the needle. Soon you will feel a little control happening. Yes!
None of these designs were marked on the fabric and you will get to that ability by the last page of the book. I will say that I did delineate the section I was quilting, with a sliver of soap, my only mark making tool. It disappears when spritzed with water and ironed dry. Relax and just play.


25 comments:

  1. Why thank you Melody. Of course I like number 15 best. Practice practice practice.

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  2. Thank you Melody! Looks like fun and just what I need.

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  3. Thanks Melody. You are the best.

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  4. Thanks for your generous gift!

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  5. Thank you!! I love them all - particularly the last page!

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  6. Thanks very much, Melody, much appreciated and I will certainly try these out.

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  7. Oh boy! Lucky us! Thanks for the great designs.

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  8. Many thanks, Melody! You are a peach!

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  9. congrats on the follower milestone!!

    thanks for the book!! i have always admired your quilting style!

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  10. Thank you so much Melanie! You are so generous and such an inspiration!

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  11. Thank you Melody! Such a generous gift for your readers.

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  12. Congratulations on your 800 followers. I would love to win your book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  13. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Hi Melody- Just one person's opinion, but these designs and your art quilts are where your true talent shines.

    Pam

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  14. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Thanks Melody. I've been following your blog for quite some time and enjoy it.

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  15. What a great gift for us all and congrats on the 800th follower! :-)

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  16. Thank you and hartelijk gefeliciteerd! :)

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  17. Wow, thanks so much, what a lovely gift!

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  18. Your samples are beautiful!!! This is something that I really need to do more of! I got comfortable with a couple of motifs and quit.

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  19. Thank you so much....love your blvd. You share so much.

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  20. Thank you so much....love your blvd. You share so much.

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  21. Melody, I have read your blog over the past few years and enjoy how you share your art, techniques, and life stories. Thank-you for now sharing these free-motion designs...My best to you!

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  22. I still have my booklet from when I took that class from you at QSDS way back in the last century!

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