Leah Day from the 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs Project and Day Style Designs joins us with a video about Stitching Beyond the Ditch, with tips and tricks for free motion quilting on your home sewing machine. Learn more about Leah in her introduction, and be sure to look at the bottom of this post for more information about some of the things Leah mentions in her video. Don’t miss Leah’s additional videos about stippling, microstippling, pebbling and more. Enjoy!

Leah talks about a number of free motion quilting tools in her video. Here is a little more information for you:

Supreme Slider
: Teflon coated sheet that reduces the friction between your quilt and the bed of your sewing machine. More info at: http://www.daystyledesigns.com/supremeslider.htm

Machingers Quilting Gloves: These are nylon gloves that have plastic coated tips which increase your grip of the quilt top and make it much easier to move around while free motion quilting. More info at: http://www.daystyledesigns.com/machingers.htm

Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers: Teflon discs that go inside your bobbin case and help your bobbin tension, reduce thread breakage, and generally make the back stitches of your quilt look as great as the front. More info at: http://www.daystyledesigns.com/magicgeniewashers.htm

Stencils: Leah is actually a designer for a stencil company and also sells free motion quilting stencils in her online store. Find more at http://www.quiltingcreations.com and http://www.daystyledesigns.com/quiltshop.htm#quiltingstencils.

Here are a few more resources for home machine quilting from our first Quilting Month: Quilting by Gina Halladay & Binding & Quilting Resource Links.

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