Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

How Do I Quilt it??

Every time that I sit down to a new quilt, the five-word question in my head is…..


If you have followed my progress, you know that I have participated in four free-motion-quilting challenges and even written my own (check it out here).

But all that means is that I have so many designs in my head that I can’t remember which ones I like and which ones I didn’t!!

So, I decided that it was time to get things organized a bit better and give myself a reference book to use when I ask that particular question!!

I started out with a notebook and added a fun cover to it…..

I decided to call it Free Motion FUN, because that it what it is supposed to be…..FUN…..not drudgery!!

Next I started adding pages to this reference guide…..

Tension and needle/thread instructions that I found online….

  • Pages from my free-motion course called “MOVE IT”…..
  • Instruction sheets from the Angela Walters FMQ challenges (I only included the designs that I really liked)…..
  • Designs from various classes that I have taken over the years…..
  • Instructions for the rulers that I own…..
  • Photocopies of magazine articles that had interesting designs (YES….it is punched on the wrong side and upside down….sigh!!)
  • And, finally, the instructions for my Juki Sit-Down Long Arm….

So now….hopefully….. when I ask the dreaded question, I can quickly flip thru my idea book and start quilting!!!

If you want to make your own idea book, I am sharing the cover design with you. Just click on the photo to download the pdf file…….

If you find other resources that would be appropriate for my idea book, please share them with me!!

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