I have so many fun videos I want to share with you! This is a collection over the span of many years, and now you can find it all in one place! To view each video, simply click on the image to be taken to the video page and enjoy!!!
Graffiti Quilting with “Quilt It! The Longarm Quilt Show!”
I got to film this segment last summer at Handi Quilter headquarters in Salt Lake City. It was the second time I have filmed with them about Graffiti Quilting and it was so much fun!
These were such fun tutorials to film! But be warned, this technique is EXTREMELY addicting! You may never want to do regular quilting again! Disclaimer: it does require a special set of feet for your quilting machine. Contact your local dealer or long arm manufacturer to find out if there are compatible couching feet for your machine. In these videos I am using a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen and a couching foot set. If you REALLY want to have a good time with couching, pick up some Metallic Yarn from my shop. You will not regret it!
Bobbin Work is super fun and can be done on virtually any sewing or quilting machine that uses a bobbin. This video was filmed using a long arm quilting machine, but can be done just as easily on a domestic sewing machine. Enjoy!
These videos are a crazy throw back for me! It is so crazy because I originally wrote about these videos and later realized that THIS WAS GRAFFITI QUILTING in the making, before Graffiti Quilting had an official name. This is what I had to say about my free-motion quilting way back in 2013:
“Speed Quilting” is just a really fun way to capture some of my free motion quilting. Just as writers use free-form timed writing to help the words flow, and dancers use experimental positions to creative new moves, I do the same thing with my quilting. The idea for these videos started out as simply a way for me to practice my free-motion quilting without getting hung up on the end result. So, when I sit down with a new piece of fabric, I don’t plan anything out. I just let my arms go wherever they want, and build one design upon another. After I have filmed about 20 minutes worth of quilting, I condense it down into a video that is only a few minutes long. It really is just a fun way to let go of my inhibitions and allow my creative side to just take over and see where I go with it. The first time you try this, don’t get hung up on the end result. Just force yourself to keep quilting. Stop your machine and arms as little as possible, and don’t be afraid to try new movements that you wouldn’t normally do. These particular videos are done on a sit-down quilting machine, but you can really do this on any long arm quilting machine or domestic sewing machine that allows you to drop the feed dogs.
So cool right?? So, enjoy these throw back videos of how Graffiti Quilting was being born, when I didn’t even realize it yet. (click the images to view the videos)