We have a brand new free motion quilting design tutorial for you today and it’s using shapes you already know and love! In this video you’ll learn how to quilt loops and diamonds in your borders. Watch the video to see how to quilt it!
How to Quilt Loops and Diamonds
Before I started quilting my loops and diamonds I pulled out my trusty chalk pencil and a ruler. I want to keep my loops evenly spaced, so I marked every two inches in my border. Start about a quarter to halfway up your border and swoop down into a loop. Make your loop fill the marked space. On your marked line swoop into a point and swoop back out to another loop. Fill your border with loops! Now on to the second pass!
Once you’ve quilted your loops, break your threads and start back at the beginning. In this pass, you’ll quilt hops over your loops. At each intersection, leave a little space between your two points. You could quilt this design with just the points between your loops, but I wanted a little more there! I decided to quilt a diamond at each intersection. I placed my diamonds so that the points from the first pass were in the center of each diamond.
Make this Design Your Own!
Not a fan of diamonds? Place a different design in between your loops. There are countless possibilities! Look at your quilt for inspiration. Is there a repeated motif in your fabrics, like hearts, flowers or leaves? Try quilting one of those shapes in between your loops instead.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Now that you know how to quilt loops and diamonds, 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 on 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!