It’s time for another APQS free motion quilting video tutorial! This time I wanted to share the video for a fun and flowing border design. Watch the video below to see how to quilt ribbon spades!
How to Quilt Ribbon Spades
To quilt the ribbon spades design, you’ll want to think of your border as divided in half with a north and south side. You don’t need to be precise, just an imaginary line will be ok. Starting in the middle of your border, quilt a curl towards the north side of your border. Really tuck the tail into the center of your curl. Exit towards the inside of your circle and cross over yourself to create that romantic ribbon look.
Travel back towards the center and quilt another curl on the south side of your border, a little offset from your first curl. Alternate your curls from north side to south side along the length of your border stacking and staggering as you go.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Now that you know how to quilt ribbon spades, 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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