Music and text lovers will love this free motion quilting video tutorial from APQS! I created a fun border or sashing design inspired by the treble clef and ampersand. Watch the video below to see how to quilt Treble Style!
How to Quilt Treble Style
Doesn’t that design look fun? The core element of this design is lots of loops. To quilt Treble Style, begin at the bottom of your space. Swoop up and quilt a loop in the middle. This first loop should be in a sideways direction, pointing about parallel with your seam lines. Then swoop into another loop, this one pointing up towards your seam line. Now, swing down to the bottom and up around your first loop. That big swing creates a nice “belly” for the Treble Style. So keep swinging around that first loop and poke your belly! Quilt a gentle S-curve out and begin again!
Talk to Yourself While You Quilt
I tend to say a lot of silly things, like “poke the belly” while I’m creating these video tutorials. While I hope it brings you joy and entertainment, I do say these silly things for a very important reason! I need to have the design in my mind while I’m quilting. Otherwise, I’ll forget what I’m doing and quilt something completely different! Talking through the design helps keep me focused and reminds me what each step is. So don’t be afraid to talk to yourself while you quilt Treble Style. I promise it helps me a lot!
Where to Quilt Treble Style
Treble Style would be fabulous on a quilt for a music lover. Although it’s not a true treble clef, it’s certainly a stylized version of the design and many musicians would recognize its similarities. Treble Style also reminds me of an ampersand. This would also be fun on a quilt that uses wordy fabrics like some of these fabrics in the Quilted Joy shop. What better way to honor your favorite wordsmith than by quilting the symbol for “and” in their quilt?
Now It’s Your Turn!
Now that you know how to quilt treble style, 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!
If you would like to explore more tips and tricks for longarm quilting, don’t miss the Quilted Joy Learning Center!