Free Motion Quilting: Get Inspired by Julie

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Free motion quilting is done on a sewing machine with the feed dogs down, so the quilt can be moved in any direction while stitching. This gives the quilter the freedom to create beautiful curved designs adding texture and personality to their quilt top.

Meander Quilting (Stippling) is a basic form of free motion quilting. It is one of the basic building blocks of free motion quilting. This design creates interlocking puzzle pieces for an all over texture when stitched large or as a background filler when stitched small.

In this class the student will learn how to manipulate their fabric under the needle and all about different thread, needles and batting combinations. Students will also learn how to set the thread tension on their machines and correct body positioning for successful stitching.

Stephanie Szymczak took my beginning quilting class.  She was thrilled to come into Snip and Stitch and reveal her amazing quilt! We are so proud of you Stephanie.  What a beautiful quilt!

IMG_6293 “Lots of hands on practice in Julie’s class, gave me enough confidence to do it.” (Stephanie Szymczak)

Additional classes provide the inspiration and knowledge to take free motion quilting in many directions from classic Feather Quilting, to artistic Botanical Quilting, amazing Architectural Quilting, playful Modern Quilting and beyond.  Check out the classes I will be teaching in the Spring Class schedule (link in left sidebar) and a few are featured below.

Happy quilting,



Meander Quilting for Beginners $46 + supplies

Students will learn the basics of ‘free motion quilting” while learning how to “Meander (Stipple) Quilt” a pretty oval table runner. Batting, thread, needle choices and machine settings will be discussed along with correct body and hand positioning for successful stitching.
Wed. May 1 & 15, 1:30-4:30

Free Form Free Motion Feathers $46 + supplies

photo[2]For the confident Free Motion Quilter students will expand their knowledge of free motion quilting into the wonderful realm of Free Form Feathers. You will discover the beauty and individual personality of quilting feathers without marking. Excellent class to take in conjunction with “Botanical Free Motion Quilting”.

Wed. June 12 & 26, 1:30-4:30

Feathers II: Architectural Influences $46 + supplies
For those who are comfortable stitching Feathers and are ready for some new and exciting variations. These designs are based on the beautiful wood and stone carvings found in and on old buildings and furniture. Use these eye catching designs as a focal point, border or even as an all-over quilting design.
Wed. May 29 & June 5, 1:30-4:30

Your Very 1st Quilt “5 & Dime” $69 + supplies
For all new quilters, want to be quilters, new Mums, Grandmas and new sewers. This class will explore fabric selection, easy cutting and construction of a small quilt. Layering, Straight Line Quilting and Binding will be demonstrated. Some homework will be required if students would like to complete the project at class.
Thurs. June 6, 13, & 27, 6-9






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