Thursday, January 4, 2018

Modern FMQ QAL Begins!

We're so excited to kick off the Modern Free Motion Quilting Quilt Along! The January theme (loops) and tutorials were posted last month, and we can't wait to see what our members will bring on their first quilt sandwiches to the January meeting next week. There might be a couple of prizes... just saying. And the February theme will be announced there, with the Google Doc updated the next day (Thurs. 1/11!).


For all of you who are joining us from afar, welcome! We can't wait to see what you quilt up this year. This is a free opportunity to work on your free motion quilting skills, no matter what skill level you are. Please check out the main QAL page for all the information.

Sharing is a huge part of this QAL! Whether you're choosing fabrics for your sampler quilt or finishing up your January quilting, we'd love to see what you're making on Instagram. Please use the hashtags #modernfmqqal and #cjmqg!




Please note: I just clarified the fabric requirements section. Below is the change (it's updated on the main page, too). I made this suggestion at the December guild meeting but until now did not update the website to reflect. Thank you!

Fabric Requirements
  • (20) fat quarters (18"x22") to make quilt sandwiches - 10 on the front, 10 on the back
    • For best results, use solid or like-solid fabrics for the 10 front-facing fabrics
    • To leave yourself adequate room to grip your quilt sandwich as you quilt, cut your front-facing fabrics to 14" x 18".

Please email me if you have any questions!

-Jess Skultety, 2018 QAL Leader

3 comments:

  1. If the front facing fabrics are 13 x 18, what size space should we allow for quilting leaving enough room for trimming down the block for piecing together. What I mean is how much room is needed for the FMQ.

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    1. On the 14 x 18 front piece how large will the block be.
      The larger batting and backing piece is for gripping the quilt while quilting the block.

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    2. If you quilt to the edge of the 14 x 18, that will be fine. Everyone's quilts are going to be trimmed down differently in the end, depending on how you want your sampler to look. Does that help?

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