I am not a Free Motion Quilter, but I do design quilting patterns and with Halloween just around the corner I thought it would be fun to add something for those of you who quilt on your regular sewing machine. Or perhaps you are fortunate enough to have the Handiquilter Sweet 16. We all know that free motion quilting takes practice, but this bat design should not be too hard to do. Even if you are not into quilting, you may find some other use for it. More about that later.
Here it is: the friendly bat.
Just connect several of them with long flowing lines, like this:
Or add some loops in between if you think there are too many empty spaces:
Not into free motion quilting? No problem. How about you cut them out of black fabric and applique them to a simple quilt with some fusible web. Stitch them down with a satin or blanket stitch.
Not up to applique either? I have another suggestion. Cut a whole bunch of them in different sizes from black cardstock and hang them from the ceiling in a kid’s room, on a porch, from a tree, in a hall or……? Let the kids help you if they are old enough to handle scissors. Or, if you have a Silhouette Cameo or Scan and Cut machine, cut them from vinyl and stick them to the wall. Your kids or grandkids will love it.
Does anyone have any other ideas? Please leave a comment.
©Quilters Niche. All rights reserved.
Design is intended for your own personal use. Please do not share or sell. If you want to share, please share the link.