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Thread: Free motion designs

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    Junior Member Joselake's Avatar
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    Question Free motion designs

    Can anyone tell me the 7 basic free motion designs. I need to start practicing and i can't find anything about it on the internet. It gives designs, feathers, ets, but those are a little more advanced, not really the 7 or so basic designs. Does anyone know?
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    hearts, stars, daisy' s, loop-d-loops, waves, leaves & vines, can't think of a 7th one---unless leaves & vines are two separate ones.... writing too (as in cursive writing names, ect) also good to practice free motion
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    Look at Leah Day's website (link below) she has some really great information. Most of her quilting is way too close for me but you can think outside the box and just make it larger and not so close together.

    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm

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    Leah Day has a quilt along at the moment, worth a look http://www.freemotionquilting.blogsp...ilt-along.html
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    How did you come up with the number 7? Sounds like some author is using that as a hook for how she teaches quilting.

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    That's good to know, I can try waves and vines, maybe even loop de loops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Look at Leah Day's website (link below) she has some really great information. Most of her quilting is way too close for me but you can think outside the box and just make it larger and not so close together.

    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm

    Oh my goodness she has 300 designs listed. Thank you and Woody for this info and the info from Woody's post. I cannot tell you how long I have wanted to know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    Leah Day has a quilt along at the moment, worth a look http://www.freemotionquilting.blogsp...ilt-along.html
    I didn't ask the question but do appreciate the info. Thanks!
    Joyce

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    free motion motifs

    I believe there are only 4. All others are variations of these four. Here they are:
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    the letter e about 2" make them the same size. half a heart this is actually what the feathers are well it could be called paisley shape. and when you can do these than start with designs

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