Tons Of Free Motion Quilting Designs Offered In New Book

365 Free Motion Quilting Designs

Leah Day is the author of the Free Motion Quilting Projecta blog project dedicated to creating new free motion quilting designs each week and sharing them all for FREE!

In her book, “365 Free Motion Quilting Designs,” all the designs from 2009 to 2011 are collected. Each pattern creates design and texture using a home sewing machine or long-arm quilting system in a continuous line design. Youtube videos and website instructions also are available for help in creating the designs.

For more information, go to http://www.d

Interact With Other Quilters On Show And Tell Facebook Page

Spring Quilt Tove Sherling


Tove Sherling, a member of Quilter’s Show and Tell, displays her recently finished spring quilt.

The Quilter’s Show and Tell is a Facebook group that is intended to be a fun place for quilters to show photos of their projects and interact with each other in a friendly, supportive, way. No shameless self promotion!

Check it out at

Are Your Priorities In Order?

Quilting Before Housework

Embroidery Library Offers Free Downloads


Embroidery Library offers free and low-cost machine embroidery designs for immediate download. New designs are added weekly. Designs are offered in a wide variety of subjects, styles, shapes, and sizes  to suit any project. Also on the site are free tutorials, videos, and step-by-step instructions. Go to

Share Your Projects At 3rd Revolution

3rd Revolution Quilt

Share your projects and see what others are doing for free at 3rd Revolution, a website that offers free tools that allow you to track your projects, showcase them, and get immediate feedback. Sign up at

Are You A Fabricologist?


Quiltropolis Offers Drawings, Articles, Tips & More For Free


Quiltropolis is a clearing house portal for quilters hosting forums, chats, articles, photo albums, links and available services. You can sign up for the newsletter, enter drawings, find quilting tips, and more. Visit it at

Sew In Style With Beat Patchwork Chair

Many home embroiderers, sewers, and crafters have a special room where they keep their machine, tools, and supplies. The perfect chair for such a room is Josep Inarejos’ Patchwork Beat collection. He says, “I freely gather up some fabrics and let them fall to the ground from a ladder. They form a chaotic mosaic that I only dare to correct to separate overly similar colors or shapes, and I leave it at that.”

Chairs have varnished beech legs, a painted black metal frame and an ABS shell upholstered in patchwork fabric. Check them out at


How To Choose The Right Thread

Photo courtesy of American Embroidery Supply

Photo courtesy of American Embroidery Supply

Here’s a handy guide to choosing the best thread for the project or material.

Achieving Micro Embroidery

Photo courtesy of 7 Door Gallery at

Photo courtesy of 7 Door Gallery at

Have you been envious of the amazing things being done with micro embroidery? Here’s a great article on how to do it.