Machine Quilting Monday

#MachineQuiltingMonday :: A Letter to My Friends

My name is HollyAnne Knight, and it's my job to help you quilt with confidence

My name is HollyAnne Knight, and it's my job to help you quilt with confidence

Dear Quilty Friend,

Usually I share tutorials or tips or patterns regarding machine quilting on Mondays, but I thought we'd just chat today. I've spent all weekend thinking about you, about your quilting journey, so let's talk about it. 

I want you to have the confidence and skills you need to conquer any quilting challenge that comes your way, especially when it comes to free motion quilting. We all love the "sewlebrities" of our industry, but you don't have to have recognition like that to be a rock star of a quilter. You can wow your guild, impress your mother in law, and snuggle your kids and grandkids in your very own, made and quilted by you, gorgeous quilts. 

During my 52Quilters takeover, I did a little survey, and about 97% of the quilters who participated said that they'd like to be better at free motion quilting. In fact, frustration or anxiety around free motion quilting seems to be a common theme in folks I've been talking to lately-- whether it's broken thread, wonky tension, or just not knowing how to move past a basic meander. 

But, y'all, we do this quilting thing because we love it. I don't want you to be anxious about any part of the quilting process! I want you to feel confident about every step from choosing your fabrics to sewing on the binding. I want quilting to bring you JOY. 

So, do me a favor, comment below and tell me one or two things you'd really like to learn more about, whether it's choosing fabric, machine quilting, a stack of UFOs, or any other part of making a quilt that has you feeling like anything less than a ROCK STAR. Because, babe, our goal around here is to be confident quilting rock stars! 

Finally, I want you to have a plan to get started today. "3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Free Motion Quilting" covers the three things you need to keep in mind to build a strong foundation for your free motion quilting skills. Just enter your email below, and I'll send it right over to you! 

Go quilt today, my friends! (or doodle some fmq in a meeting if you're busy at work)

Much love,

HollyAnne

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