Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Do You FMQ?

This Sunday (24th March) I'm going to be teaching FMQ at Treehouse Textiles, I can't wait! I first taught myself how to FMQ on my domestic sewing machine years ago because I was too stingy to pay for someone else to do it. I wanted to use that money for more fabric!! Since then I have quilted many quilts (including custom quilts) and love to find new designs to challenge myself with.


If you live locally and would love to give FMQ a go, there are still a few places free, book here. I will take you through various stages, from how to get your quilt sandwich smooth and flat, to having a go at many different FMQ designs on your own sewing machine.


There is so much FMQ inspiration all over the internet. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful resources at our fingertips. How about you? Do you FMQ?

17 comments:

Quiltjane said...

Cathy, your quilting is beautiful.

Patchwork and Play said...

Seems like I need some lessons from you! Shame I have a very busy weekend planned, which includes a Bruce Springsteen concert! Sorry, Bruce wins!!!!!

Deezebra said...

Cathy, you are SO clever and creative. How can machine stitching look so good! And yes, it was a beautiful day! :)

Cardygirl said...

Oh I wish I was closer as I would love to do your class!

elsy said...

i would love to come...regretfully you are in australia and i in england....your fmq is fantastic....but the flat and smooth would be a wonderful start in itself

Julie Nava said...

What lovely quilting. I generally do stippling quilting or roses, but have had my first go at swirls - the result was not great, so more practice for me - luckiily it was only on a cat mat and well they just don't mind that much :o)

Marjorie said...

I was always deathly afraid of FMQ on my home machine. I spent an afternoon practicing on a friend's perfect set up then tackled some QAYG blocks that gave me some confidence. I bought a new inexpensive machine with the extended arm and I'm midway through my first full sized quilt using FMQ. I have to constantly remind myself that I'm "just a beginner" on this skill and that I need to be realistic on my expectations about how things turn out.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

no I don't FM, when I have tried my stitches are a mess all different sizes and the back side messes up frequently

Dee said...

What a beautiful photo shadowing some incredible FMQing! Have fun at your class and the women will have a great teacher!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your quilting is so beautiful! I do wish I could take your class. Just a little too far to travel this time. It's lovely of you to share your techniques. There are some lucky students over there.

Donna~~ said...

I could definitely use your class--my fmq has been minimal at best (and not a good experience)! Yours looks lovely!

Quiltingartist said...

I love to FMQ - but I can always use new ideas and patterns. Unfortunately I am on the other side of the world in the US. So I will have to miss the class. Loved seeing your quilting though - inspirational! - Debra

Carla said...

Oh I wish!! Your quilting is beautiful. I seem to be stuck at squiggly lines and pebbles ; )

Mary said...

Love your FMQ. I'm a beginner, but I've completed 2 quilts now. Must say it's getting easier each time and relaxing when you let loose and go with the flow!

meli B said...

I don't mind a bit of FMQ from time to time!

Sarah said...

Wish wish wish I could come! Have fun!

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