I’ve got another fun APQS free motion quilting video tutorial for you today! This time we’re looking at how to quilt diamond loops in your borders and sashing. This is a super easy and fun design. Watch the video below to see how to quilt diamond loops!
How to Quilt Diamond Loops
Doesn’t that look like a fun design? Quilting the diamond loops requires two passes. We’ll start at about the middle of our border and swoop up to the top into a loop. As you exit the loop, swoop down towards the bottom of the border into another loop. Swoop back to the top of your border into another loop. Repeat this all the way through your border.
When you’ve reached the end of your border, stop and tie off your threads. You’ll go back to where you began quilting your diamond loops. This time, you’ll point your loops in the opposite direction. Because we originally started swooping up, this time we’ll start swooping down. By adding that second path, you’ll make those fun loopy diamonds!
A Fun and Relaxing Border Design!
Be sure to travel along your border as you swoop from loop to loop (that’s fun to say!! 😉). You might even divide your border into even spaces to keep the distance between your loops even. Or you can just wing it like I did in the video! Either way, you’ll have a really fun design that quilts up quickly and is relaxing to quilt too.
What kind of quilt would you use this design for? The diamond loops are so lighthearted and whimsical. I think it would be fun on a kiddo’s quilt or maybe a Tula Pink or Kaffe Fassett quilt? Really, any quilt that feels playful would be the perfect fit for this design!
Now It’s Your Turn!
Now that you know how to quilt diamond loops, it’s your turn to give it a try! I would love to see your version of this design. You can share pictures of your quilts with me at the Quilted Joy Facebook page, tag me on Instagram, or join the community in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse!
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