180 Doodle Quilting Designs - Free-Motion Ideas for Blocks, Borders, and Beyond - NO LONGER AVAILABLE / OUT OF PRINT

by Karen M. Burns

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When you're done piecing a quilt, do you often wonder how to finish it with free-motion quilting? Discover how to fill setting triangles, blocks, and borders with a variety of traditional and modern quilting designs, divided into chapters by style: Lines and Squiggles, Curves and Pebbles, Swirls and Feathers, and Just for Fun. This is a must-have book and lifelong reference for any quilter's library.

  • Gain confidence as you follow the arrows and see how to fill a confined space with continuous-line quilting motifs that are adaptable to blocks, triangles, and borders
  • Discover which designs will work best before you sew by practicing your quilting; trace the designs with your finger or on tracing paper
  • Whether you use a long-arm or home sewing machine, you'll enjoy quilting the wide variety of designs


by Karen M. Burns
8.375" x 10.875"
Format Description:
full color, softcover
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Publication Date:
July 12th, 2016
The biggest challenge a quilter has, in my opinion, is what design to use when quilting the finished sandwich. For some, the job is just too big and the tops are sent to a long-armer to finish. But if you want to do it yourself but don’t know where to start, this book will make that first step easier.

With 180 different designs, you should be able to find one that fits your quilt. The are two pages of how to use the book and it shows beginning with a pad of paper and a marker. Try out the motions of the design on paper. Once comfortable with that, make a small sandwich of your materials and quilt the design on it. When all of this is done and you feel ready, it is time to tackle the quilt itself.

The very first design is one that needs no marking and has no straight lines. Perfect for any quilter that feels less that steady at quilting the real thing. It even shows the direction you need to go to make it a continuous line design.

Lines, circles, rectangles, waves, loops and a host of other motions make up the 180 designs. From simple to more detailed, these designs will make quilting your quilt easy.
This is a great book. I like that it gives you ideas for blocks, triangles and borders. No matter what level of quilting you are at there are lots of ideas. I use this book a lot for inspiration!
This book is a wonderful reference for new doodles , many new designs and how to doodle. Instructions are user friendly and easy to follow.
This is such a fabulous book. Although I'm proud to be one of the contributors, there are so many designs from my fellow contributors that I've never seen before. I'll be putting many of these designs to use on future quilts. I especially love how the motifs are shown in multiple ways on different shapes - it makes them extremely versatile.
Beautiful book with detailed illustrations. No matter how comfortable you feel about free motion quilting it is easy to get started with Karen's instructions. From beginning to advanced quilting, the only limitation is yourself and not purchasing this book to guide you through the process.
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Karen M. Burns

An accomplished long-arm quilter, Karen M. Burns is a former member of Martingale's industry-leading acquisitions team. This group of crafting experts specializes in curating the highest-quality patterns by top designers in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, and other crafts. Since its founding in 1976, Martingale has become synonymous with outstanding craft books, with more than 24 million books sold worldwide.

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