Try it on Tuesday: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting

C&T Publishing sent us a great book First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli.


I have to say, I’ve reviewed lots of free motion quilting books.  Of all the ones I have seen, I rank this one in the top two.

The thing I like so good about this one is that it walks you through the stitches and free motion quilting then the author offers some great fun practical projects that will allow readers to practice those very stitches.  Most of the projects are small and are great confidence builders.

Here’s an example.  This chair cushion is easy to construct yet gives great opportunities to practice a few of the free motion stitches.

Small successes on projects like this will give quilters the boost to try bigger and harder projects.

This little purse is my favorite project.  I can see me making this for a little someone.  I can also see me making it for a baby present and filling it with little fabric fish…so cute!!

Can you believe that are 24 projects packed into the book??

I’d love to show you more projects but I got mine as an ebook and it’s virtually impossible to take pictures and show the projects off.

This is great for beginner wanting to learn to free motion quilt.  It’s great for intermediates who want to add a few more stitches to their repertoire.  It’s great for expects as the projects are just plain CUTE!!

I’ve done quite a bit machine quilting and there were a few stitches in there that I hadn’t seen that I want to give a try.

C&T Publishing has offered to give a free ebook copy to one of our readers..want a chance??  Just leave a comment here and we’ll pick a winner next week.

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131 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting

  1. Cynthia Knapp

    This book looks great! I’ve been trying to get up the courage to try Free Motion Quilting. This looks very helpful!

  2. Kathy G

    Thanks Jo for the chance to win this great book. I really need to get a better grasp on quilting like this.

  3. Marilyn Robichaud

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this book. This looks extremely helpful and I would love to win!!!

  4. Marilyn Robichaud

    I would love to win this book as it seems to be the answer to all my queries aboueemotion. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Debra Kay Neiman

    I NEED help with FMQ, especially since I have a standard machine and NO stitch regulator. Would love to win this book. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  6. Michele T

    Now I am just a little more than curious about the other projects in this book!! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Shirley

    I would love to have this book!! I’m trying to learn how to quilt my own projects and this q]could really be a great help.

  8. Patti

    The projects are beautiful! I’d have to start with something small, but I’ve been trying to get my courage up to try FMQ. Thanks for the book review and the chance to win it.

  9. Margaret Ann Buffery

    Oh my goodness, don’t I need the boot in the pants this book would be sure to help get me over the hurdle to start quilting all my tops languishing in storage. Here’s hoping contest is open to Canadian residents!

  10. Evelyn

    I’m open to learning all I can about free-motion quilting. Everything looks intriguing. For sure I’d like to make the fishbowl bag!

  11. Carol

    You can never have enough tips for free motion quilting. The projects are also very cute! I’d love to add the book to my collection. Thank you for the opportunity!

  12. Kris Hanko

    I would love to have this book. I am a visual person and would like to see all the tips so I can get better at free motion quilting.

  13. Linda

    I do so enjoy your blog and check it regularly. The book looks great. I am fairly new to FMQ and need to learn all I can. This book looks like it would be so helpful.

  14. Chris in So Cal

    This book sounds perfect! I hope I win because I want to share it with a friend who is learning to FMQ.

  15. Lorri

    This book looks great. I’m just starting to explore free motion quilting and would love to see what this book could teach me. Thank you for the chance.

  16. Letty Shirkey

    Thanks Jo for the chance to win.
    FMQ is something that is on my bucket list to refine. I can do some but need help, looks like the perfect book to get me motivated.

  17. paula dalby

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this book. I have been wanting to get a quilting e-book (all of mine are paper) as my husband travels for his work and I go with him from time to time. He’s very patient about taking my sewing stuff (I’ve learned to pack light over the years), but when it comes to books, I have to be VERY selective. Since I take my tablet anyway, an 3-book wouldn’t take up more room! I love FMQ but am definitely still in the “I need more practice/ideas” stage. Thanks again! paula in utah.

  18. Diana Barry

    Thanks for offering the opportunity to participate in the drawing. I am just starting to learn to quilt and free motion and need all the help I can get.

  19. Pat Evans

    I love free motion quilting and can always use fresh ideas. I have troible convincing my quilting pals that it’s really not hard, just takes practice.

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