Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Webinar Tomorrow: Quilting Words with Free Motion

This Wednesday night, I'm thrilled to share the process, inspiration, tips, tricks, and tools behind quilting words with free motion quilting. The Modern Quilt Guild invited me to give this presentation, and I've been preparing for months! There are so many reasons why one might choose to write on a quilt, and hopefully you'll leave ready to try it out. I'll also provide resources exclusive to this presentation.


#quiltingwordswithfreemotion <--share your progress here!

The webinar begins online at 9 pm EST. Once you've registered, you should receive a link to the webinar. If you can't make it at 9 pm, the webinar will be recorded and available for MQG members to view later, for free. I'm also developing a 3-hour class around this topic, so if a guild is interested, let me know. Hope to see you there!

Related: 5 Tips for Working with 40 and 28 Weight Aurifil Thread, which I compiled through making my wholecloth quilt, Today I Feel.


  1. I look forward to watching later! I will be sending you good vibes. :)

  2. This is super exciting for you! I hope it goes smoothly for you!

  3. I know that they will be sending requests for reviews, but I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your webinar. You had a very good presentation. Even though I didn't need the basic information, I still enjoyed that part too and agree that it was a necessary part of your presentation. I am so glad that life didn't get in my way of watching it live. I actually woke up yesterday with thoughts of what I wanted to put on my word quilt and this was very timely. You are a very good instructor. Thank you for your time, skill, and commitment to this technique.

  4. DearJessica, I have seen the webinar tonight, andre I think it was amazing. Thank you,I look forward to try your tecnique. Greetings from Norway.

  5. I've been working on a quilt with Aurifil 12 wt words, so it was fun to view your presentation on the subject. You might throw your link for 5 Tips for Working with 40 and 28 wt threads in this post (http://www.quiltyhabit.com/2016/11/5-tips-for-working-with-40-and-28.html). I found it very helpful to take a look at. With the thicker thread, I adjusted the tension and needle size. I also matched the color of the 12 wt top thread to the 50 wt bobbin thread. I had some difficulty with nests on the back, which was helped greatly by holding onto my top and bobbin threads really well after pulling the bobbin thread up to begin sewing. I tie off my threads, but to avoid having an ugly, noticeable thread wad on the back, I refrained from popping the knot into the batting, and instead pulled only the thread tails through before clipping. A really busy backing would have hidden some less glamorous moments too, had I gone that route. Originally, I had used a matching 50 wt, which made my words completely invisible. I assure you, they sure aren't subtle now!

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  7. And crap, I missed it! But I'm looking forward to watching the replay. I'm sure you knocked it out of the park!

  8. Congratulations on the book. I'm so proud of you!!


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