Medallion quilts seem to be all the rage this week with a few of our members out at Glamp Stitchalot in Michigan. How are yours coming back here? Debbie of A Quilters Table is back with another list of fantastic resources for you this month on the topic of quilting. Be sure to share your progress online with #SeaMQGBOM, we’d love to see! And if you’ve been watching from the sidelines but not joined in yet – it’s not too late. The tutorials will remain up on our blog.
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It’s true many of us are still piecing our medallion quilt tops, but there’s nothing wrong with thinking ahead to the quilting – sometime’s that’s motivation in itself!
Let’s start out with several options sewn with your walking foot …. Straight-line quilting is always a reasonable consideration and you’ll find lots of helpful advice from Nicole/mama love quilts with her 10 Tips for Trouble-Free Straight Line Quilting, as well as in Straight-line Quilting Tips and Tricks from the MQG.
A variation of straight-line, matchstick quilting, gives a quilt really great texture and a wonderful modern look. Check out this Matchstick Quilting Tutorial by Kelly/Express Yourself with Sulky.
Then there’s always Cross-hatch quilting. Lucy/Charm About You has a helpful tutorial.
Here’s Erica/kitchen table quilting‘s Desert Blooms Medallion, so you can see an example of a medallion with cross-hatch quilting. Notice it can be done to create squares or diamonds.
A favorite pattern for any quilt that has a focal point in its center is spiral quilting, and Linda/Flourishing Palms shares her 10 Tips for Spiral Quilting Success.
Ok, some of you are going to want to free-motion quilt your medallion, aren’t you? For general helps, check out Tips for Free-Motion Quilting a Larger Quilt from the MQG, and 5 Free-Motion Quilting Problems and How to Fix Them by Christa/ChristaQuilts on Craftsy. The Clamshell Loop (below) by Elizabeth/don’t call me betsy or Dogwood Quilting by Elizabeth Hartman would be fun choices.
For lots more ideas, see Katie/Swim Bike Quilt‘s extensive series of 25 Free Motion Quilting Ideas (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) and the curiously named pin board, fmq + wf etc.
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