Changing Scale with Swirls – Intro to Free Motion Quilting

Welcome to our Intro Free Motion Quilting series! We are so excited about this course so we can help give you the confidence to finish your quilts yourself on your home sewing machine or longarm.

Today we are working changing scale with the simplified swirl. By now you know very well how changing the scale of a quilting design can completely alter the look of a quilt, and that’s the same with the swirl.

By using a smaller scale swirl in the outer triangles and a larger swirl in the center triangle, it makes the center triangle pop while the outer triangles recede to the background. It is a very cool effect.

But changing scale on an all over pattern is also a great way to change the density and drape of your final quilt, as well as make it look whimsical or super fancy. Play with scale in these samples to see what will look best in your next quilt.

If you haven’t watched our intro videos on the supplies you’ll need and how to use your stencils and Pounce Pad, make sure you watch those first on our class page:

We have created four reorderable quilt kits using solid fabrics from Northcott Colorworks. The richly colored fabrics are fabulous to work with, and it will make it very easy to see your stitches and make your stitching the star or the show.

Make sure you grab a stencil kit, which contains the four stencils and pounce pad we are using to learn the four basic stitches. And grab the quilt pattern, which is FREE with the purchase of any Free Motion Quilting Kit.

Supplies we are using:
Free Motion Quilting Series Pattern:
Free Motion Quilting Stencil Kit:
Free Motion Quilting Quilt Kit:

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