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Puzzling with Paola Jo~ How To Make a Quilt WITHOUT a Pattern

Paola Jo’s second class available on MKQuilts is about Making a Quilt WITHOUT a Pattern, but rather using a Technique for two types of blocks… a 9 Patch Block and Fussy Cutting a Directional Print into the Correct Size Plain Block to off set the pieced blocks.

Paola Jo shows you how to figure things out… how to start with a basic sketch of what you kinda sorta want and what fabric you have in your stash… make it fit… and put together a wonderful quilt… the way Grandma used to make quilts!

This class is plumb full of Helpful Hints on how to puzzle things out… especially with hands-on and visual methods: tricks with rulers and painters tape, measuring hints, pressing tips, lay out on a design wall, time saving piecing tricks… and so much more.

Planning, Puzzling, Piecing 9Patch
https://mkquilts.yondo.com/video/2634/embed

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You can now purchase my Online Class… FMQ: Stabilize~Details~Fills

Labyrinth Walk from The Guilty Quilter, pieced by Amanda, quilted by Paola Jo

https://mkquilts.yondo.com/video/9212/embed

Yeaaay! My first class is now for sale! Click the link above.

 

Dragonflies above the Grass, pieced by Jodi, quilted by Paola Jo

FMQ: Stabilize~Details~Fills

In this first class, Paola Jo teaches you the secrets to easier Free Motion Quilting (FMQ): Stabilize~Details~Fills… This technique will minimize many FMQ issues…

A few reasons why S~D~F is So Important in FMQ…

1~ Keeps quilt flat & square (minimize wonkiness)

2~ Consistency of FMQ (shapes and sizes)

3~ Manage lumpy bumpy areas

4~ Borders & Turning

…just to name a few…

 

Tanzania, pieced by Sheri, quilted by Paola Jo

Plus…Paola Jo’s Philosophy about Oopsies and being Real is very encouraging…(you could apply this to many things in life…it’s worth the price of admission all by itself!)

I love the Skitch app

The Summarizing Seder-izing is inspiring…  (showing samples of how to apply S~D~F to several quilting styles…) You will want to take all the upcoming classes to learn more of Paola Jo’s creative secrets and enjoy your Free Motion Quilting!  Grab a cup of coffee and join me!

Suburbs, pieced by Carmen, quilted by Paola Jo from SederQuilts

 

 

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PJ & MK … FMQ & HQ PSP

Paola Jo’s FMQ Classes will be available soon! You can learn to do this!
The starting block… a Disappearing 9 Patch of Cherrywood and Batiks Clotheslined by Paola Jo

MK invited me to join her Quilters Community, to offer online classes specializing in FMQ on her hosting site… MKQuilts Video Training Store

… I said Yes!

MK Quilts HQ PSP & Sim (computerized)

This week has been a rollercoaster of excitement,  late nights and learning curves …

I had no idea how long an upload would take… or why it could not finalize…

but I think the video files are all completed… a few more clicks and they will be available for viewing!

Paola Jo’s FMQ (Hand Guided)
MK calls it: “crazy awesome magic”

Our introductory video highlights our similarities and differences in how we approach the same Disappearing 9Patch Block …

MK using HandiQuilter ProStitcher Premium Simulation software, then stitching by computer (PSP) …

Puzzling with Paola on SKITCH

and Paola Jo using Skitch to draw on photos to plan her “crazy awesome Free Motion magic”, then stitching it out all Free Hand…

You CAN learn to quilt like this! …using a computer guided system, or totally free hand… or a combination of BOTH! …we offer Oodles of Options!

Grab a cup of coffee or lemonade and a banana bread muffin… and enjoy our intro video… (oops… more computer stuff to upload or download or embed… I’ll add it as soon as I puzzle it out again…)   Tutoluu!