Monday, August 27, 2012

Tutorial and video on the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge


I just finished doing a fun tutorial for SewCalGal’s 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge. It’s on finding original quilting motifs (like the one above) in your environment, and my kids and husband helped me make a video to go with it.

It’s up on SewCalGal's blog now, and you can check it out here.

If you don’t know about the Free-Motion Quilting Challenge, you can read more here. Every month in 2012, she has a FMQ expert sharing a tutorial with tips to help quilters learn and/or improve their free-motion quilting skills. The focus is on inspiring others to learn and have fun doing free-motion quilting.

The tutorial includes my first short home-produced video, made with the assistance of my kids and husband. One daughter was videographer, one daughter recorded original music, and my husband helped with production. It’s pretty primitive, and I know I have a long way to go to produce videos that look they way I want, but I’m proud of our family effort on this first one. 

If you take a peep, please leave me a comment here and let me know what you think, and what you’d like to see me cover in future videos. Thanks! 
 
P.S. There is information about a way to win of one of my DVDs at the end of the tutorial!

11 comments:

  1. Loved the tutorial amazing how you achieve such uniform circle sizing...oh if only I had such steady results lol
    thanks for the link to view it, brilliant!

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  2. I found your tutorial very interesting and amazed to see the size of your circles. Perhaps for future videos we could see the quilting from behind the needle as well as over your shoulder to see the motions as you see/do them. It was most helpful to watch the piece being created.

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  3. Thanks, Heather! I am definitely going to shoot from over my shoulder next time. I just have to figure out the logistics!

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  4. Susan that was a wonderful tutorial! Heather is right about the over the shoulder shooting. I find when I am at other quilting venues like MQX that is a problem too. You really cannot see what is happening - just the machine. Your whole family did such a wonderful job! And the music original??!!! WOW! What a talented family!!!! Thnaks for putting it together. The finished piece is so lovely and I can't wait to try it myself!

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  5. Beautiful quilting, and I love the tutorial for the FMQ challenge...especially the tip about using the timer, to prevent you from searching for hours for the perfect picture! I agree with Heather, the video was great, but would be much more helpful if it were shot over your shoulder, to see the needle movement. Thanks!

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  6. Me ha gustado mucho el tutorial y el viseo está muy bien, además SewCalGal se ha encargado de la transcripción y así, las que no somos de habla inglesa, también podemos leer las palabras del video. Estoy deseando ponerme a fotografiar y poner en práctica este gran tutorial. Gracias.

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  7. You and your family did a wonderful job on this video!

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  8. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for current
    Also see my web page > Gastarife Vergleich

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  9. I just want to thank you for inspiring me - I just spent the last two days taking lots of photos and did a small piece from one already.
    go to my blog to check it out
    http://landscapelady.blogspot.com/2012/09/sew-cal-gal-has-free-motion-quilting.html

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  10. This was a wonderful tutorial. Thank you.

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  11. Just watched your tutorial and I think it is wonderful! The production, the clarity and especially the music was great. I just happened to take a picture this afternoon of mountain ash berries that might work.
    Thanks!

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