Free-Motion Quilting For Beginners and Those Who Think They Can’t – Insights on #Giveaways too!

At Fall Quilt Market, Martingale released many new quilting books.  One of which, is absolutely perfect for those interested in learning  free-motion quilting.  “Free-Motion Quilting For Beginners and Those Who Think They Can’t, by Molly Hanson is a great book for quilters that want to learn free-motion quilting (FMQ).  It can also be a fun book for those that are still learning and want to practice FMQ and create some cute projects at the same time.

Molly does an excellent job teaching beginners how to do free-motion quilting, while also creating fun projects.  

She goes over all the basics, from tools, setting up your space, prepping for your project, threads and tension, sketching and more.  I was also pleased to see that she talks about “sitting pretty”, with tips for good posture while doing FMQ.  She also shares many tips and tricks for FMQ throughout the book.

A variety of FMQ designs are covered in this book, each with easy to follow instructions and great visuals which cover FMQ designs for : loop de loops and handwriting, stippling, pebbles and chain of pearls, square meander, nesting boxes, paisley, wood grain, print tracking, swirls, custom quilting and combining designs.

There are 15 fun projects in this book, which are great projects to turn your FMQ practice into a variety of fun items for you, your home, as well as gifts.  Projects range in size from pot holders, placemats, totes, table runners, ironing board covers, laptop sleeves, to wall quilts and more.

SewCalGal hopes you can check out this book at your local quilt shop, but if you don’t see it, let them know you’d like to have them carry it.  Of course, you can also find it online at Martingale and

There is also a blog hop going on where you can learn more about this book, as well as find more #giveaways where you’ll find ways to win a copy.

November 11th – Martingale/Stitch This
November 13th – Amanda Jean/Crazy Mom Quilts
November 14th – Amy Friend/During Quiet Time
November 15th – Angela Walters/Quilting Is My Therapy
November 17th – Juliet van derHeijden/The Tartankiwi
November 19th – Lori Kennedy/The Inbox Jaunt
November 20th – Cindy Weins/Live A Colorful Life
November 21st – Thermoweb

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