Using Dry Erase Markers to Plan Free Motion Quilting

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

I’m using Plexiglas in this photo to design my quilting

I love planning my quilting using dry erase markers and a piece of Plexiglas that can be purchased at a Home Improvement store inexpensively. I have tried to use some of my other rulers, and while it does work,  the view is somewhat obscured because of all the markings on the rulers.

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

Here I’m using a ruler. I can see ‘ok’.

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

I’m using another ruler here. It is quite difficult to see because of all the ruler markings

  

For the actual quilt block, I’m going to quilt diagonal lines with my walking foot.

Lori Kennedy's Machine Quilting book

Lori Kennedy’s Machine Quilting book

Since I will be whipping up two more blocks (and making this into a super fun table runner) there will be sashing and borders to quilt.   In these areas, I’ll quilt a design from Lori Kennedy’s book (get the ebook for $9.99). Anyhoooo, the design is called “Double Loop Vine” and I think it perfectly mimics the leaves in the fabrics, don’t you?

Loop by Lori Kennedy

Double Loop Vine – Quilting pattern that Lori teaches in her book

 

My Fabric

My fabric. Check out the leaves under the bird!

Thanks for stopping by! Let’s go machine quilt our own quilts.
~PattyAnne

Fantastic FREE Free-Motion Doodle App

Check this out – so exciting for free-motion!

I just discovered this great FREE app for Free-Motion doodling.

Now we can practice our doodles EVERYWHERE! We can even share them with each other.

Additionally, we can import our own quilt block photos into the app  and doodle on them as we plan our quilting strategies.

 

PattyAnne’s BOW #4 Part 3 – Road to Oklahoma – Free Motion & Walking Foot Quilting

Free Motion Quilting - Road to Oklahoma

Free Motion Quilting – Road to Oklahoma

 

Planning the Quilting of Road to Oklahoma

And now for my favorite part….the QUILTING.  For this block, I use both the walking foot and the free motion foot.

If you have an idea on how you’d like this to be quilted,  please share!!

~PattyAnne

PS. If you’re enjoying these videos (and blog) please share across social media!

Happy Quilting,

~PattyAnne

PS. How did you quilt your Road to Oklahoma block?

PattyAnne’s BOW #3-5 Old Maid’s Puzzle

Be sure to watch to the end! I show a “cheap seat” work around for the plexiglass “tool” I demonstrated in a previous video.

PattyAnne’s BOW #2 – Churn Dash Walking Foot Quilting

I love using these pins to baste my quilts rather than the ‘stinky’ spray baste. Click on the image for more details.


Also, I ALWYS wear my Machingers Gloves whether I’m walking foot quilting or free motion quilting. Again, click if you’d like more info.

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