Free-Motion Quilting 101


Free-Motion Quilting 101


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Quilters want to finish their quilts–and that means doing their own machine quilting. In Free-Motion Quilting 101, teacher and quilter Ashley Nickels provides in-depth instruction on learning the technique of free-motion quilting, combined with simple small projects that reinforce the technique. Quilters will have fun while learning the necessary steps to complete a quilting project.

Free-Motion Quilting 101 is divided into three parts–workbook-style practice; project session and in-depth reference for finishing a quilt
15 foundational designs
3 simple projects and 1 larger project that is a culmination of the techniques learned in the book

Free-Motion Quilting 101 is squarely on mastering the technique on a regular home sewing machine and will be the book new quilters pick up first to learn how to free-motion quilt successfully.

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Dimensions 216 × 276 mm

Ashley Nickels

Author Bio

Ashley Nickels is a writer, teacher, and quilter in San Francisco, California. She grew up surrounded by quilters and makers (her mom, Sue, is a professional quilter)–making her first nine-patch at age eight–and was designing her own bags by high school. Ashley spent the first thirteen years of her career as a classroom teacher in Spain and San Francisco, teaching both English and Spanish literature and language. She is now fully immersed in the creative community, teaching in-person and online classes, and writing. Ashley's many sewing and quilting classes can be found online at



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Paperback / softback

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