I am probably a bit too excited to share today’s quilting tutorial with you. In today’s video I show you how I quilted spider webs into our Halloween themed Dot Dash quilt, and it turned out so cute!
And as a shameless plug, Dot Dash is the first quilt design we are highlighting in my new book Fat Quarter Patchwork Quilts which just came out! You can order a signed copy from us here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/fat-quarter-patchwork-quilts-new-release-join-waitlist-now/
I just love how this quilting design turned out, I used a medium sized loopy meander to connect all my spider webs because it is whimsical, so it matches the fabric and is a great way to travel between quilting motifs.
The spider webs themselves weren’t that bad either once you establish your path. I started by practicing with a dry erase board to figure out how to create the web and move around the quilt with minimal travels, then just went for it on the quilt.
The first couple looked a little rough, but by the third or fourth, they were looking fantastic as I developed my rhythm and figured out where I was going next.
This is a design my team was really interested in and more than one member of the QAA staff came up to the longarm while I was working on it to see how I was stitching them. One who has a computerized longarm and is a bit intimidated by free motion wasn’t so sure she could do it.
I told her spiders don’t make perfect webs every time in nature, so she didn’t have to either. The best way to learn is just to go for it and keep stitching until you get it.
Let me know in the comments if you give this a go on your next Halloween quilt!
Products we used:
Fat Quarter Patchwork Quilts: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/fat-quarter-patchwork-quilts-new-release-join-waitlist-now/
Dot Dash Quilt Kit: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/dot-dash-quilt-kit-feat-spooky-n-sweeter-twin-sized/
Spooky ‘n Sweeter by AGF Studios for Art Gallery Fabrics: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/fabric/art-gallery-fabrics/spooky-n-sweeter/