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First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting - book tour and giveaway

September 27th, 2013

A few years ago my friend and fellow guild member, Christina Cameli, gave a presentation at guild on free-motion quilting on home machines. Christina’s presentation was my first lesson in FMQ on a home machine, and she was an amazing teacher and gave me my start on my FMQ journey. It came as no surprise to me when I found out Christina had authored a FMQ book! Now everyone can get Christina’s lessons!
First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting
I’m not a reader. Like NOT a reader. My friend Mo “Evelyn Wood” Bedell can read a book in days, and that same book that she loaned me has taken me 2+ years to get halfway through it. So in this weird “hey I like pictures” way, I was able to read ish Christina’s book and get sooo much out of it. THAT is a great book when an author can reach all kinds of readers, especially terrible ones like myself. FSTFMQ is filled with tips and tricks and all kinds great information. And to top that off, there’s a ton of crazy, great projects to make!

So using Christina’s quilting motifs, that range from super beginner to advanced, I set out to try them on some notebook covers I was making.
First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting
With the book next to my machine for reference, I gave it go. First on one notebook cover, and then on a second one. I’m totally digging this!
Fmq'ing a notebook
Fmq'ing a notebook
Fmq'ing a notebook
Oh hai, shameless plug.
Fmq'ing a notebook
Sometimes I blow my mind that I’m actually FMQ’ing. I’m still learning, and I’m certainly no where near to being good at this - but I love doing it, I love my continued learning and I’m most of all I’m happy with finishing a quilt in a few days vs a few months. (and by months I mean years)
Fmq'ing a notebook

Wanna see what others are saying ab out Christina’s fantastic book?  Follow along on the FSTFMQ Tour:
9/25 - Allison Rosen: Stash Books Blog
9/26 - Jessica Alexandrakis: Life Under Quilts
9/27 - Monica Solorio-Snow: Happy Zombie
9/28 - Susan Beal: West Coast Crafty
9/29 - Kathy Mack: Pink Chalk Studio
9/30 - Angela Walters: Quilting is my Therapy
10/1 - Amanda Jean Nyberg: Crazy Mom Quilts
10/2 - Megan Dye: Megs Monkey Beans
10/3 - Victoria Findlay Wolfe: Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts
10/4 - Katie Pedersen: Sew Katie Did
10/5 - Christina Cameli: A Few Scraps

Win a copy of First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting!  Leave a comment by Tuesday, October 1st by noon-ish PST and one lucky winner will be drawn via random.org.  A United States winner can choose either an eBook or a hard copy, and an international winner can win an eBook.

Edited in: The giveaway has now ended, and using random.org for comments 1-247, the winner is #79 by Nadra (of Germany!!) from ellisandhiggs. Congratulations, Nadra!!

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249 Responses

  1. The fabulous Lauren Matheson allegedly said:

    Agreed about the speed factor! And I like that mistakes are kind of lost on the easy-goingness of FMQ patterns too - a very forgiving learning curve :)



  2. The fabulous Béatrice allegedly said:

    I would be happy to win this book, thanks for the chance.



  3. The fabulous Lizzie allegedly said:

    I need all the help I can get with FMQ–I’d love to win an e-copy of this book!



  4. The fabulous kylie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of what looks like a book that I “must” own. :)



  5. The fabulous Mel allegedly said:

    I would SO love to win a copy of this book. I have three quilt tops sitting in my sewing room looking at me, just asking to be quilted!



  6. The fabulous Toni Anne allegedly said:

    I would so love to be able to FMQ my own quilts, maybe this book would give me th pointers and so confidence. I’m so herky jerky, my FMQing is ugly, I wish I had some rhythm and smoothness to my quilting. Thank you for showing us this book, I’ll look for it at my LQS. ;-> Toni Anne



  7. The fabulous Leslie allegedly said:

    Oh how I’d like to win this book! I really really really want to try fmq but I am scard to death of it!



  8. The fabulous Laura B allegedly said:

    I love the “straight” swirly lines! I have to try that one. This looks like a great book.



  9. The fabulous Kathryn M allegedly said:

    Have not tried FMQ your blog post makes me want to try it. A copy of this book would help.



  10. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    I’m a beginner fmq-er, so this book looks really helpful. Thanks for the chance!



  11. The fabulous Eva allegedly said:

    I’d love to learn FMQ. I like your idea of starting with something so small!



  12. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    What a lovely book! I so need it! Still struggling with FMQ.



  13. The fabulous Marie allegedly said:

    I’ve been meaning to brush up on my quilting skills since making my very first one earlier this year. This book looks just the ticket -would LOVE to win one. May have to check it out either way. (By the way your notebook covers are adorable!)



  14. The fabulous Lisad allegedly said:

    This looks like a great book and as I just started mu FMQ journey I would love to have it in my library. Thanks for the giveaway!



  15. The fabulous Miss holly allegedly said:

    Well….as I am just starting this the timing is perfect!! Please count me in!!
    Thank you so much!!



  16. The fabulous Joan allegedly said:

    I’d love to win this book. Thank you for the chance to win.



  17. The fabulous Shirley allegedly said:

    I’m trying to teach myself FMQ, so this would be a great book to help me.



  18. The fabulous Kristina G allegedly said:

    This looks like a great book. Learning FMQ would be a great skill to have, as it really adds a unique look to quilts.



  19. The fabulous May Britt allegedly said:

    I am learning how to do free-motion quilting and this looks like a great book for beginners. Starting with small things is probably the best way to do it. And not be afraid to try out new borders.



  20. The fabulous Sandi allegedly said:

    I love seeing how everyone is using Christina’s new book and I want to try some of those projects myself. Thank you for a fun blog post. I would love to win a copy of this book!



  21. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Looks like just the help I need!



  22. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Since my attempts have only been straight-line quilting-in-the-ditch, I would love to learn how to make pretty patterns.

    Don’t know why I’m afraid, but sure would like to learn how to make some swirly lines that look as pretty as yours do in the pictures.

    Thank you!



  23. The fabulous Pattij allegedly said:

    I’d love to learn how to do this! I’m not quite brave enough yet!



  24. The fabulous Penny G allegedly said:

    You are so lucky to have the guidance from your friend. I hope her book helps a klutz like me.



  25. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    Christina’s book is amazing and so is your quilting!



  26. The fabulous Jean Tanner allegedly said:

    This looks like the book that could help me a lot with FMQ. I need something so I have different designs to use on my quilts.



  27. The fabulous Charo allegedly said:

    I would love to have this book! It looks great and easy for a begginer like me.



  28. The fabulous Marie allegedly said:

    I’ve love the loof of fmq but have been afraid to try it! Maybe this book would help?!!



  29. The fabulous Elaine allegedly said:

    Maybe this book would inspire me to try FMQ. I would love to learn how to do it.



  30. The fabulous Jen r allegedly said:

    I’d love to learn how to do this. Thx!



  31. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway chance.



  32. The fabulous katie allegedly said:

    This book looks amazing. I could use some pointers to improve my fmq.



  33. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    I love free motioning…it all takes practise



  34. The fabulous Jessie allegedly said:

    Looks like a great book. I could use a lesson on how to do something other than stipple quilting. :-)



  35. The fabulous Sigrid Golnik allegedly said:

    I would love to win a book like this - or buy one if an another lucky winner wins it.
    I’ve just started into the world of these type of quilts and have been looking for someone to ‘quilt’ the end result; but in actual fact I would love to finish it myself without buying an expensive long-arm machine.
    This book seems to be just what I have been looking for.



  36. The fabulous Joyce Mitchell allegedly said:

    Your notebook covers look great. That picture of a page from the book tells me I really need to get that book. Thanks for the chance to win.



  37. The fabulous Courtney Elwell allegedly said:

    I love your notebook covers! Would love to win this book. Thanks!



  38. The fabulous Laura F. allegedly said:

    I’m so intimidated by free motion quilting! This book looks awesome. Would love to win it!



  39. The fabulous Alanna allegedly said:

    FMQ has defeated me many times before…maybe this book would be a turning point for me! I’d love to learn how to do it well. Thanks for the give away!



  40. The fabulous Bethany allegedly said:

    OOOO this looks like just what I need. I’m a ninny when it comes to FMQ–I’m actually afraid to try it though I love the looks one can achieve!



  41. The fabulous Margaret Schindler allegedly said:

    This book is on my wishlist so I hope I win it. I have been practicing on quilt blocks but have yet to do a quilt.



  42. The fabulous Ilse allegedly said:

    I would love to have this book, it truly looks like a valuable guide. My FMQ can use some improvement!

    Love,

    Ilse



  43. The fabulous Kim Bates allegedly said:

    How I struggle with this! I would LOVE to win this- it could be the key to success for me. I do like the idea of starting on smaller projects like book covers- thanks for the great idea!



  44. The fabulous kriswithmany allegedly said:

    Don’t beat yourself up so much - I think you did a great job on those journal covers. I’m a beginner FMQer too, but I like seeing what I can pull off with my limited experience. It’s beautiful.



  45. The fabulous Sally K allegedly said:

    You always post such interesting things! Christina’s book looks like just what I’m looking for to start my free motion quilting journey. Love your notebook covers. That gives me an idea of what I can start FMQ on.



  46. The fabulous Alexis allegedly said:

    I really want to learn to FMQ - thanks for the giveaway!



  47. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    What pattern did you use for hte notebook covers or did you just wing it? I like FMQ but only have a few designs that I am comfortable doing. I’d love to expand my designs.



  48. The fabulous Danijela allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book,sound interesting,thank you for the chance.



  49. The fabulous Lani Glasser allegedly said:

    I love the rows of curly Q’s! I have to invest in this book!



  50. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Would love a copy. Your stitching looks awesome!



  51. The fabulous ruth bryant allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book. I have yet to venture into the realm of machine quilting- this sounds like it would be a great introduction!



  52. The fabulous Vicky allegedly said:

    It would be AWESOME to quilt my own quilts. Then the entire quilt would have been made by ME!!! Thank you for the chance to win what looks to be a WONDERFUL book.



  53. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Thanks for offering a chance to win this book, I have plenty of flimsies to practice on!



  54. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    I remember her giving some tutorials on her blog a while back and they were so useful. I can’t wait for her book”



  55. The fabulous Shayne allegedly said:

    I need this book!



  56. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    Great job of your notebook covers! Christina is the one who got me started on FMQ as well - way back when I first started making quilts!



  57. The fabulous Melissa Vink allegedly said:

    Gorgeous covers!! Thank you for the chance!



  58. The fabulous Miss Jean allegedly said:

    I’d love to win the book. I really need some more help with my FMQ’ing!



  59. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    I love the tin with the Swiss village scene. Learning to FMQ would be great too!



  60. The fabulous Kim M allegedly said:

    I’d love to learn how to free-motion quilt and this book looks like it would be a great guide for me!



  61. The fabulous Jo allegedly said:

    Your notebook covers are great! And this book would be so fun to get better fmq skills! :)



  62. The fabulous Rebecca T allegedly said:

    Ooh! What a great book! This would definitely be helpful for figuring out FMQ on my new BabyLock Jane!



  63. The fabulous Donna W allegedly said:

    This looks like a wonderful book. Practice is what I need, and this would be very helpful.



  64. The fabulous Bill Volckening allegedly said:

    Oh yes, I totally need that book. Just got my Singer Featherweight back from servicing, and it now has a free motion foot. :)



  65. The fabulous Linda Pawlak allegedly said:

    I have only tried FMQ once on a scrap that I turned into a mug rug. It was the quality you would expect from a “first try”, but I have been too scared to try it again! Thanks for the chance to win a book that could take away my fear!



  66. The fabulous Leila allegedly said:

    This looks like a great reference! Thanks!



  67. The fabulous Melanie C allegedly said:

    I need this book! My Free motion quilting needs help :)



  68. The fabulous LeAnn allegedly said:

    This book would help get me to the next level of quilting!



  69. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. FMQ is on my list of things to learn this year and it is almost October!!



  70. The fabulous Kimi allegedly said:

    Your FMQ looks great! I feel I’m terrible at FMQ, and it always intimidates me



  71. The fabulous christopher allegedly said:

    i am still skerd to try FMQ-ing.



  72. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    I want to learn fmq! This would be perfect!!



  73. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    I love your loops. I haven’t taken the plunge to patterns that cross themselves - afraid of puckers.



  74. The fabulous Mimi allegedly said:

    My daughter introduced me to machine quilting and I’m having so much fun. This book would sure help me move to free motion quilting. Thanks for the chance.



  75. The fabulous Ali M allegedly said:

    I am looking forward go getting my hands on a copy of this soon, I get stuck trying to be creative with how to use FMQ!



  76. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    That looks like a great collection of free-motion quilting designs, that I would love to win!



  77. The fabulous Meghan eschbaugh allegedly said:

    I love it! Im always looking for good, beginer FMQ designs. Fingers crossed!



  78. The fabulous Flávia M.W. allegedly said:

    Cool! I am curious about the book… I am not a FMQuilter and a bit afraid of it…. Congrats!



  79. The fabulous ellisandhiggs allegedly said:

    I tried to free motion quilt once, but failed miserably… maybe I should give it another try? This is my chance :)

    Nadra



  80. The fabulous Leslie allegedly said:

    That’s my kind of FMQ….simple and pretty.



  81. The fabulous Ivy allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book. I have never fmqed, though I did pick up an fmq foot for my machine, along with a quilt halo, so I’m set to go. I just need a push. Thanks for the chance.



  82. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Oh I would love to win this book. I need ideas and this looks great.



  83. The fabulous Shawnee allegedly said:

    I would love to learn how to FMQ!



  84. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Hello Monica,this book looks so neat! I’d love to win it! Thank You! Happy Stitching!



  85. The fabulous Deb@asimplelife Quilts allegedly said:

    Learning FMQ is one of my goals and this book looks like a wonderful way to get started!



  86. The fabulous Andrea L allegedly said:

    wow!! that is definitely a book i need!



  87. The fabulous Roleeta allegedly said:

    Working hard to learn this free motion stuff. Hope to win :-)



  88. The fabulous Deb H. allegedly said:

    I really want to learn to do this! I am not very adventurous and i think this book would help.



  89. The fabulous Sandy allegedly said:

    It’s worth commenting here just to see yor self called “fabulous”. Seriously, the notebook covers are very cute. The more I see of the FMQ on these blogs the more eager I am to see the book.



  90. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I’ve been looking forward to this book.



  91. The fabulous Kelie allegedly said:

    Looks like such a great book! I love your covers! Thanks for the chance to win!



  92. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Dang, that looks like a winner!! I like your project too, missy!! xoxo



  93. The fabulous BillieBee allegedly said:

    Can’t wait to win it!



  94. The fabulous Regena allegedly said:

    this book would be fabulous! I just upgraded to a previously loved Bernina 440qe and would love to learn free motion quilting!



  95. The fabulous Caroline allegedly said:

    Anything that can help me get past the straight line quilting, fingers crossed!



  96. The fabulous helen beall allegedly said:

    I really need to learn how to FMQ before I die…so I’d better get crackin’…the book would help, I know!



  97. The fabulous Abbie allegedly said:

    How wonderful! I need to gain some FMQ confidence for sure. Thanks for the chance!



  98. The fabulous Alexis allegedly said:

    This book looks fantastic! I’ve been way too intimidated to try FMQ on my own. This would be a huge help. Thanks for the chance to win.



  99. The fabulous Theresa Morgan allegedly said:

    This book is going to be flying off the shelves…..Having that book right next to your machine will really take the stress off for a lot of us. What I saw ,well, it looks like it will give us the confidence we need to dive right in….I put my quilts together in sections. This is something I’ve been looking for….easy to do….



  100. The fabulous Elizabeth B allegedly said:

    I’ve been trying to learn this, looks like a great resource.



  101. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I only recently discovered her blog and I think her fwq ideas are so doable! I just tried a couple of her freebies on her blog on recent quilts. I’d love a copy of the book.



  102. The fabulous Stephanie Zito allegedly said:

    Wow! I just LOVE your notebooks and FMQ!!!!! I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book! Thanks so much for the chance to win!



  103. The fabulous Penni Domikis allegedly said:

    Christina’s book looks great. Nice simple designs to get everyone started. Great job Christina… and great job to you. Your projects look great.



  104. The fabulous Terri H allegedly said:

    Thanks for te giveaway!



  105. The fabulous Tammy lyons allegedly said:

    Love your book covers you FMQ is really good. I want to learn. I have tried some on my own. I probably should buy a book. And I might get a lot further win it.



  106. The fabulous Julia allegedly said:

    I actually enjoy FMQ but it looks pretty awful! This book would help me out so much. Thanks for the chance.



  107. The fabulous Joy allegedly said:

    I just started teaching myself free motion quilting and am finding it so much fun. I don’t know why I was so scared of it for YEARS. This book looks like it would be helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!



  108. The fabulous Kylie C allegedly said:

    FMQing is something that I really want to do but I keep chickening out of. I need to start with something smaller than a lap quilt I think!



  109. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    I’d love to win this book! I love free motion quilting and am always looking for ways to improve.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!



  110. The fabulous Lorraine allegedly said:

    Looks like a lovely book ~ Thanks!



  111. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    Great job on the FMQing! I might need to buy this book if I don’t win. Fingers crossed!!



  112. The fabulous Deborah allegedly said:

    I can’t wait to try that loop-de-loop. Thanks for the give-away!



  113. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    Your notebook covers are so cute!! Way to go :)



  114. The fabulous Sarah C. allegedly said:

    Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous book!!



  115. The fabulous Belinda allegedly said:

    I would love to learn more about free motion quilting!



  116. The fabulous katie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!



  117. The fabulous JackieT allegedly said:

    I think your free motion quilting looks great compared to mine, so I could really use that book! Your notebook covers are pretty nifty too.



  118. The fabulous Linda Lee allegedly said:

    Oh, I so want to read this book. And I would really read it, no ish. I’m ishish about lots of things, but I won’t waver a seam’s width if it will help me learn to do this thing I want so badly to learn, because I tend to do it so badly now



  119. The fabulous Emily T allegedly said:

    I think that zig zag quilting is just the right touch for my quilting project that’s up next. Your loops look great!



  120. The fabulous Renea allegedly said:

    I would love to experiment with these patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.



  121. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    This would be a great start (I think. I haven’t seen it yet but I like her blog, so it’s bound to be a win.)



  122. The fabulous melissa allegedly said:

    I’m making my first quilt right now and am hand quilting it. I look forward to trying machine quilting.



  123. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    For the life of me, I struggle with free motion quilting. I, too, can use all the help I can get.



  124. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    I really want to get better at FMQ - this book looks so helpful!



  125. The fabulous Nancy of IN allegedly said:

    Love to machine quilt, but not good at all. This book will help me.



  126. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    This sounds like just the book I need. I have no idea how to machine quilt. I can only quilt by hand, thanks for the chance.



  127. The fabulous Ella allegedly said:

    I so need help with my FMQ.



  128. The fabulous Helen in the UK allegedly said:

    Your notebook covers are wonderful. Would love a chance of winning the ebook :)



  129. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    I’ve never tried FMQ - I’d love to have a go!!



  130. The fabulous mims allegedly said:

    Pick me!! Christina’s presentation at guild was awesome.



  131. The fabulous Sarah from milaandcuatro allegedly said:

    These journal covers look great, I love the quilting design on them and would very much love a book that showed me how!



  132. The fabulous Bearpawquilter allegedly said:

    I struggle with learning to FMQ, have practiced what I consider a lot, and won’t do it on a quilt until I think I have mastered it. I keep thinking my machine doesn’t like doing it! N



  133. The fabulous Suz allegedly said:

    Some of us are just visual learners, I guess! And loop de loops appeal to me! Thanks for the giveaway!



  134. The fabulous Eileen allegedly said:

    What a great opportunity to win a fabulous book!



  135. The fabulous Holly u allegedly said:

    Man, do I need this wisdom! Count me in! And thanks.



  136. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Your notebooks look great. I love to practice my FMQ and that practice really does pay off with better skills.



  137. The fabulous Lee allegedly said:

    I would love to “read” this book and try some free motion! thank you!



  138. The fabulous Cheryl Markstahler allegedly said:

    If I end up being able to quilt like you with the aid of this book, I will count myself blessed!



  139. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    I really want to learn to quilt my own quilts! I can stipple but that is about it. Time to get busy! I’d love a chance to win!



  140. The fabulous DeborahGun allegedly said:

    I really need to get started on learning FMQ!



  141. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    I love FAQ’ing small projects - still working up to a large project! Love your notebook covers and fabric!



  142. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    I LOVE FM Quilting and am always looking for simple designs to stitch. Her book looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.



  143. The fabulous Denniele allegedly said:

    I need all the FMQ help I can get! Sounds like a great place to start!



  144. The fabulous Fran allegedly said:

    I am an FMQ novice & am more than a little scared about learning, somehow it seems so overwhelming & the couple of times I’ve attempted it have been less than great. Thanks for the chance to win this fab book, it sounds ideal for people like me!



  145. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Oh please, please, let me be the winner!! I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance.



  146. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    Love the book. Now, take the fear of failure away and I’m ON BOARD.



  147. The fabulous Lauren allegedly said:

    Looks like a great book!



  148. The fabulous KAREN IN BUFFALO MN allegedly said:

    I’ve been fmq since 1995, I learn something new every day… love to win it!



  149. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    Beautiful! I’m inspired to try it but I have not figured out my speed yet…



  150. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    Your loops look great! Obviously I need this book :-/
    I follow Christine, which led me to your blog and your FMQing. Great job!



  151. The fabulous Diana allegedly said:

    How inspirational! It is always great to get new ideas for FMQ.



  152. The fabulous Jacklynn Grimm allegedly said:

    Boy if you are just starting to FMQ, then I’m not so far behind the times! Love your notebooks. Thanks for the give away!



  153. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Would love to win the book having just finished a course on FMQ, ok, got to get back to practicing…that’s the key!



  154. The fabulous Diane S allegedly said:

    I have been so afraid of quilting. I would love to try the projects in this book.



  155. The fabulous Angie in SoCal allegedly said:

    It’s just so much more economical for me to do my own quilting, but have a ways to go. Thanks for the chance - yours looks gorgeous!



  156. The fabulous barbara woods allegedly said:

    Would love to win that, thanks



  157. The fabulous Donna W allegedly said:

    This book looks great. I have been practicing my FMQ, so this book would help a lot



  158. The fabulous Glynis allegedly said:

    Thank you for bringing this book to our attention. Looking forward to busting through the FMQ barrier!



  159. The fabulous kbo allegedly said:

    I’m a visual learner and just looking at the pages of designs is a great reference tool.



  160. The fabulous Bobbie allegedly said:

    Looks like this book would be a great help in finally trying some FMQ.



  161. The fabulous shirley tener allegedly said:

    I immediately bought the book, but this would make a lovely gift.. I really needed a book like this to help me to learn how fun quilting can be.



  162. The fabulous Debbie Reaves allegedly said:

    What a cool book. I love to read and look at pictures too.
    I would love to learn free motion quilting.



  163. The fabulous Karen in Breezy Point allegedly said:

    I need all the help I can get when it comes to free motion!



  164. The fabulous dianne mitzel allegedly said:

    Looks like a great book for a beginning FMQ. I have done a little, but need lots of help and more practive, which I think is the key.



  165. The fabulous mailergoat allegedly said:

    Oh, this looks like what I need! I’ve had some good experiences with FMQ…and some not so good. Most recently the latter, and it was pretty demoralizing. Thanks for the giveaway!



  166. The fabulous Lisa E allegedly said:

    I desperately need help on FMQ, so this book would be perfect! Thanks.



  167. The fabulous Linda Zakrzewski allegedly said:

    This is what I need. I am tried of stitch in the ditch. I am ready for anew challenge. Thanks for the chance



  168. The fabulous Gayle allegedly said:

    I’d love to try to master some designs other than stippling (which I’m pretty good at). Thanks for telling us about this great book!



  169. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    This book looks to have lots of ideas! Thanks for the chance!



  170. The fabulous Barbara G. allegedly said:

    I’m recently retired and returning to sewing and quilting after a long hiatus. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!



  171. The fabulous Dixie allegedly said:

    I’m just starting to learn how to free motion quilt. Didn’t know this book exsisted. I would to win this book to help me on my journey!



  172. The fabulous Sherry VF allegedly said:

    I love to get new and fresh ideas for FMQ. I’m not too crazy about tracing patterns, so, FMQ is the way to go for me.



  173. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    I would LOVE this book!!



  174. The fabulous Nola allegedly said:

    Would dearly love to win this book. I need all the help I can get when it comes to free-motion quilting!



  175. The fabulous kara allegedly said:

    I love this book, I bought the e book, but I really want the hard copy. Is that totally selfish of me?!



  176. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I’m a visual learner too…I would love to win!



  177. The fabulous charlotte l allegedly said:

    Ive really been wanting to learn to FMQ. This book would be an awesome start. Thanks for the chance!



  178. The fabulous julie allegedly said:

    This looks like just the book to help me break out of my FMQ rut/ fear!



  179. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    Fabulous! Looks like I need to try it.



  180. The fabulous Josefina allegedly said:

    I’m really new at FMQ, I practice now and again. I sure hope the book will help me. Thank you for the chance to win.



  181. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    I would “sew” like to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway.



  182. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    I heard about this book from Sara at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and have added it to my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win.



  183. The fabulous Taryn allegedly said:

    I’d love to win a copy of this book - it would be great to practise my FMQ and make projects all in one go!



  184. The fabulous Lori allegedly said:

    It looks like a great book. I would love a chance to have it. I need all the help I can get! Thank you for the give a way.



  185. The fabulous Asha Patel allegedly said:

    I would love to take the plunge and do more FMQ! This book could certainly help me from drowning! ;)



  186. The fabulous Mary Lou allegedly said:

    I’m a 60+ new to quilting and having a blast learning to FMQ - this would be a golden resource for me. Love what I’ve seen of it thus far. Thanks for taking the initiative to help others!



  187. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Oh, super cool! Thanks for the giveaway!



  188. The fabulous Allison C allegedly said:

    Would love to get some pointers and design ideas. So far I’m only confident with meandering.



  189. The fabulous jackie allegedly said:

    Looks like a great book, and thank-you for the giveaway



  190. The fabulous Lisa Hayes allegedly said:

    I just purchased a new Brother 1500 solely for FMQ–this book would be a valuable resource to use over and over again.



  191. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Well who doesn’t need a little extra help and guidance with FMQ! I love your journal covers,



  192. The fabulous Alicia allegedly said:

    Wow, looks like a great book!



  193. The fabulous Kaye M. allegedly said:

    I loved seeing your quilted notebook covers and I think your free motion designs from Christina’s new book look great! You’ve given me an idea for a Christmas gift that I want to make. Thanks!



  194. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    I would really love to win this book. I am learning free motion quilting and need all the help I can get. Thanks for the chance to win!



  195. The fabulous Siew allegedly said:

    Swirls, leaves, geometric shapes. I’d love to learn how to do it all!



  196. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    1. I am from Oregon (Corvallis), but have lived in TX for many years.
    2. On Friday, I tried my first FMQ and it was a disaster! Obviously I need this book.
    3. I am going to start following your blog.



  197. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Nice notebook covers! Looks like a great book. Thanks!



  198. The fabulous Beth T. allegedly said:

    I’m convinced that improving my fmq skills is the key to finishing up some of my works-in-progress. This book sounds like it would be a fantastic help in that. Thanks much for the chance to enter.



  199. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    I would SO love to win this book! I’ve heard so much about it and think it will be the perfect encouragement I need to finally sew together these large blocks I have and do some FMQ on them. Thanks for the opportunity to win!



  200. The fabulous Carrie P. allegedly said:

    he! he! I kind of blow my mind too that I am doing fmq myself too. thanks for the giveaway.



  201. The fabulous mean sarah jean allegedly said:

    looks like a FANTASTIC book! One I certainly could use :)



  202. The fabulous Donna B allegedly said:

    you did a great job on your comp book covers! so cute. looks like a great book to have in sewing arsenals!



  203. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    I need this book. I have lots of things that need to be quilted, but I’m afraid to do it!



  204. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Your journal covers are wonderful!
    The first thing that struck me when I came to read your post was the red tin in the pictures - cuz I have the very same tin!!! My mother-in-law gave it to me years ago. I keep my embroidery supplies in it. LOVE. :)



  205. The fabulous Margaret Morgan allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book! I need all the help I can get to learn FMQ.



  206. The fabulous Joyce allegedly said:

    I would be thrilled to master the loopy pattern!



  207. The fabulous Anne J allegedly said:

    Have been wanting to try FMQ! This book might just be the push in the right direction I’ve been needing! Thanks for the chance to win.



  208. The fabulous Fran R. allegedly said:

    Looks like a great book as well as a wonderful teacher !
    I have tried with not great results ….would love to learn !
    Thanks for your review & the giveaway !



  209. The fabulous Elise Lea allegedly said:

    I would love to learn some extra technique for FMQ! Thanks for this lovely opportunity!



  210. The fabulous Cathy allegedly said:

    I would love to win Christina’s book. If not though, I will save my money and buy it after I get through paying my rent!



  211. The fabulous Janet Siler allegedly said:

    I just purchased a Gammill Charm quilting machine. I would love to take a peek see inside this book.



  212. The fabulous Cindy Reisdorf allegedly said:

    Would love to win. Always stressing on the quilting!



  213. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Wow, I am also NOT a reader, so love a book that can teach me with pictures. I am stuck on wobbly loops :( I love Christina’s blog, always gives me something to think about making.



  214. The fabulous Lynn allegedly said:

    This sounds like an awesome book, I want one!



  215. The fabulous Meagan allegedly said:

    I would love love this book! I’m just stepping into the world of FMQ and need a guide!



  216. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    I want to learn FMQ. And this book sounds like the perfect book for me.



  217. The fabulous Rhonda Desgranges allegedly said:

    Love your FMQ journal covers!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!! I want to learn too!



  218. The fabulous Peggy D'Eath allegedly said:

    I love your blog, and that book looks awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!



  219. The fabulous Sue Staum allegedly said:

    This sounds like a perfect book for me. I have yet to give free motion quilting a try but am eager to learn! Thanks for the chance to win!



  220. The fabulous Evelyn allegedly said:

    My ability to FMQ with grace is definitely in need of all the help I can get. I believe this book will be a big help to me.



  221. The fabulous Elizabeth Johnson allegedly said:

    FMQ takes lots of practice and good instructions! So I will give it the time! I just want to win one of these great books! Your FMQ is so much better than mine! Be happy it looks so nice!



  222. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    I took a class on FMQ years ago, but I have been too intimidated to really try it. I could use a refresher!



  223. The fabulous Vicki C allegedly said:

    I would love to win a copy of this book, it sounds like a great thing to have when starting to FMQ. I have been starting to learn FMQ and so far am having a great time with it. Thanks for a chance to win.



  224. The fabulous katybee allegedly said:

    My face is on the WANTED poster for Needs Help With FMQ. This books sounds just like what I need. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!



  225. The fabulous Bluebonnetdoggoneit allegedly said:

    I would love, love to win this book.



  226. The fabulous Dawn allegedly said:

    your FMQ looks great, Monica! And so does the book. I would love to win it!



  227. The fabulous Jennie T. allegedly said:

    I desperately need some more FMQ variety in my world. Love what you’ve done with what you’ve learned. And I’m so glad it’s available as an e-book. Just might buy my own copy!



  228. The fabulous Julie V allegedly said:

    I’ve just started FMQ and I need all the help I can get! Thanks much for the wonderful giveaway!



  229. The fabulous Chelle allegedly said:

    I love all the variety. So pretty!



  230. The fabulous Ellen M. allegedly said:

    Nice job on the quilting - the notebook covers look great! I’m a newer quilting and very hesitant to try FMQ. I’d love this as a reference - thanks for the chance!



  231. The fabulous Tamie allegedly said:

    I love your FMQ and would love to give it a try. Thanks for the review.



  232. The fabulous beth lehman allegedly said:

    i have only mastered stippling… it is time to move on! i love the variety of other options in the book!



  233. The fabulous Helen cassidy allegedly said:

    Looks like fun. I might be able to do this!



  234. The fabulous Gunilla allegedly said:

    The quilting looks great! Would love to learn more, didn’t work out to well when I tried. So fingers crossed….!!!!!



  235. The fabulous Tina allegedly said:

    This looks like a wonderful book! I don’t have a clue on how to quilt so this book looks to be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.



  236. The fabulous sndy1 allegedly said:

    I struggle with FMQ, so it sounds like this book would be a super help.



  237. The fabulous paula allegedly said:

    What a wonderful resource this would be. I’ve only quilted three quilts so far; all straight-line, and I really want to try FMQ (on a small project first!) Would love to have this to guide me!



  238. The fabulous Jocelyn allegedly said:

    This book looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!



  239. The fabulous barbara woods allegedly said:

    would love to win this book. need it bad! thanks



  240. The fabulous Si allegedly said:

    Thanks for always hosting such great giveaways! :)



  241. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    When you’re practicing the FMQ on other projects, do you use batting? I’ve always wanted to learn this, but am a little scared to try on quilt tops I’ve spent so long finishing!! Hopefully the book will be a great tool!



  242. The fabulous Peggy A allegedly said:

    If I don’t win it this afternoon I’m going to buy it. Looks fantastic!



  243. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Looks like fun! And boy could I use the lessons :D

    Julie



  244. The fabulous Judy K allegedly said:

    All I can say about FMQ is that is so addicting. No doubt about it!!!



  245. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    I am just trying to learn FMQ since my machine quilter has gone hollywood on me and is not doing quilts anymore!
    Thanks for the chance to win this book that would help me learn these techniques.

    Happy Sewing



  246. The fabulous Margaret M allegedly said:

    Looks pretty wonderful!



  247. The fabulous Stacy allegedly said:

    I so agree, what a great idea to include small projects! Love this book. : ) And you for offering it to us.



  248. The fabulous Bonnie allegedly said:

    I was wondering if you were planning on publishing the pattern for the notebook covers. They look really cute, and the perfect size to practice fmq on!

    ———————–

      Hi Bonnie, and thanks! I actually had a pattern published in 2006, but it’s no longer around. I’m going to hopefully re-release an updated PDF version (to my shop) soon!



  249. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    What an AMAZING book!!!



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