Wednesday 10 April 2024

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #366

Green machine stitching of small oak leaves
New Free Motion Quilting Design #366 St"Oaked

Inspired by my design number 355 and a student who loves oak leaves, this new free motion quilting design has been named.

The winner was chosen by popular vote (Facebook & Instagram) at 6:00 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

This design is now called St”Oaked”.

Thank you and congratulations to Irene Harvalias of New Westminster, BC for suggesting this wonderful, winning name!

Hand guided on a standard bed machine with FabuLux, 40 weight polyester thread FB13 “Hint of Lime”.

Have fun and remember to Like, Comment and Share so your friends can play along too!

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Tuesday 9 April 2024

Virtual - introduction To Free Motion Quilting Workshop

 

A poster for a virtual quilting workshop

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Beginners Class - Domestic or Mid-Arm machine.

Live, Hands-on Via Zoom

New Date, Saturday, April 13, 2024

8:00 to 2:00 (PDT)

$75.

In this Workshop you will learn how to set up your machine for successful Free Motion Quilting, the importance of the correct needle/thread/design combination, correct body and hand positioning, when and how to adjust your sewing machine tension, how to correct common issues such as skipped stitches, eyelashing and shredding or breaking thread.

Students will stitch a series of beautiful Free Motion Quilting designs selected to encourage the development of smooth hand movement and fingertip control.

This Workshop includes individual help with machine setup prior to class and unlimited email follow up.

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Thursday 4 April 2024

Julies Name Game - new Free Motion Quilting Design # 365

Multcolored machine stitching of flowers, leaves and swirls
New Free Motion Quilting Design #365 "Spring Breeze"

Did you know that you can combine different size elements within the same design?

This type of design creates exceptional visual interest and delightful texture.

This weeks new, Free Motion Quilting design has been named.

The winner was chosen by popular vote (Facebook & Instagram) at 6:00 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

This design is now called “Spring Breeze”.

Thank you and congratulations to Becky Fen for suggesting this wonderful, winning name!

Becky is from Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Hand guided on a standard bed machine with Isacord, 40 weight polyester thread 9914 Neon Brights and a 75/11 Quilters needle.

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Wednesday 3 April 2024

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #364

Machine stitched design in yellow thread on white fabric
New Free Motion Quilting Design #364 "Tension Waltz"

For years and years, I have stitched this as a basic tension test.

When a student is having issues with their machine, I stitch this to check and see if it is a machine or needle problem. 

The combination of curves, straight lines and quick reversals of direction show me how the machine is working, however …… I’ve never really considered this to be a design in its own right, until now.

With an amazing number of wonderful name suggestions, the winning name was chosen by popular vote, (Facebook & Instagram) at 6:00 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

This design is now called “Tension Waltz”.

Thank you and congratulations to Marcia A Letky for suggesting this wonderful winning name.

Hand guided on a standard bed machine with 40 weight rayon thread and a 75/11 Quilters needle.

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #363

Machine stitching of gold thread on white fabric
New Free Motion Quilting Design #363 "Trellis Dream"

This dainty and sweet, new free motion quilting design has been named.

There were lots of lovely suggestions and your votes created a three way tie!

The winner was chosen by popular vote (Facebook & Instagram) with a little help from a random name picker at 6:00 PM (PDT) on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

This design is now called “Trellis Dream”.

Thank you and congratulations to Roy Plotniko, my very sweet husband, of Parksville BC for suggesting this wonderful, winning name.

Who else thinks that he needs to learn how to FMQ?

Hand guided on a standard bed machine with 40 weight rayon thread and a 75/11 Quilters needle.

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Julies Name Game - New free Motion Quilting Design #362

Red machine stitching of curving lines and hearts
New Free Motion Quilting Design #362 "Two Hearts One Love"


This breezy and romantic new Free Motion Quilting design, inspired by Valentines Day, has been named.

With an amazing 37 imaginative name suggestions, the winner was chosen by popular vote (Facebook & Instagram) at 6:00 PM (PDT) on Sunday, February 18, 2024.

This design is now called “Two Hearts One Love”. 

Thank you and congratulations to Tracy Vermilyea Thompson of New Westminster, BC for suggesting this wonderful, winning name!

Hand guided on a standard bed machine with 40 weight rayon thread and a 75/11 Quilters needle.

The key to stitching the tiny circles in this design is a fine thread and small needle.

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Tuesday 20 February 2024

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #361

Dainty machine stitching of butterflies on white fabric
New Free Motion Quilting Design #361 "Butterflies Are Free"

This sweet and delicate new free motion quilting design has been named.

With a record number of comments and fabulous name suggestions it was a close race but in the end there was a clear winner. 

Chosen by popular vote (Facebook & Instagram) at 6:00 PM (PDT) on Sunday, February 11, 2024, this design is now called “Butterflies Are Free”.

Thank you and congratulations to Rose Pauley for suggesting this wonderful winning name!
Rose is from St. Cloud, Wisconsin, USA.

Just in case you were wondering, when a design is suggested by more than one person (as often happens), I go by the time stamp to determine the earliest suggestion and all others count as votes.

I would also like to thank everyone who suggested a name, commented and/or voted for their favouriteđź’—

Hand guided on a standard bed machine with FabuLux trilobal polyester, FB28, “Cuddle”, from WonderFil Specialty Threads.

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