Free Motion Quilting – The Soulshine Quilt

The posts in this series are all part of the Lulu Louise Quilt Along. 

To view all the posts, click here

To join the quilt along, click here.

Pattern is in my book, A Life With Quilts. Get it here.

Since the last time I posted a free motion quilting tutorial, I’ve changed machines. I am now using a Bernina Q20, which is technically a longarm machine… BUT I don’t have it on a frame, so it’s basically the same thing as quilting on a domestic. The only difference is I have A TON of space to work and I don’t have to drop any feed dogs.

If you’ve never free motion quilted before, brush up on some basic skills first with this video.

If you are looking for some of my other FMQ videos, you’ll find them here:


What we are quilting

I’m quilting a small version of my Soulshine quilt pattern. I showed you this quilt yesterday right here.

Today, I’m going to show you how to quilt:

  • Using ruler work – This is just straight lines mostly in the ditch. I’m using this FMQ ruler.
  • Elongated curls
  • Swirls
  • Pointed Leaves



[ess_grid alias=”patterns”][/ess_grid]
View All Patterns

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply