Book of the Month

Free Motion Quilting 101: Techniques & Patterns for Beginners​

By Ashley Nickels

$25  $20 + free US shipping

This month we’re offering a beautiful book from teacher and quilter Ashley Nickels! We have a special fondness for Ashley, as she contributed her writing talents to Quiltfolk Issue 06: Arizona. We want to wish her a big congrats on the release of her latest book!

Quilters want to finish their quilts—and that means doing their own machine quilting. In Free-Motion Quilting 101, teacher and quilter Ashley Nickels provides in-depth instruction on learning the technique of free-motion quilting, combined with simple small projects that reinforce the technique. Quilters will have fun while learning the necessary steps to complete a quilting project.

  • Free-Motion Quilting 101 is divided into three parts—workbook-style practice; project session and in-depth reference for finishing a quilt
  • Features 15 foundational designs, each with clear Step-by-Step instructions
  • 3 simple projects and 1 larger project that is a culmination of the techniques learned in the book

Free-Motion Quilting 101 is squarely on mastering the technique on a regular home sewing machine and will be the book new quilters pick up first to learn how to free-motion quilt successfully.

About the Author
Ashley Nickels is a quilter, writer, and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches both in-person and online quilting and sewing classes, writes vignettes about her life and her journey, and constantly looks to connect the creative dots. Learn more about Ashley at www.ashleynickels.co or follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @alphabetashley.