The Building Blocks of Free-Motion Quilting

Combining Basic Designs into Knock-Out Custom Quilting



ISBN: 9781940655420 Category:

Kathleen Riggins


Learn to create the most popular basic steps-one design at a time-and combine them into complex renderings of blue-ribbon quilting
In no time at all, Kathleen Riggins takes you from simple quilting designs to stunning custom quilting combinations. Explore everything from the simple swirl to feathers to pebbles, as you learn not just the basics of each design but also how to combine free-motion quilting motifs into complex-looking custom quilts. Knowing some basic designs is one thing, but knowing how to combine them in interesting ways can open a whole new world-without having to learn new designs! Join Riggins as she walks you through some of her favorite ways to combine designs and helps you create stunning quilts. Whether you are working with large spaces to fill, sampler quilts to separate by block, or sections of quilts that achieve different emphasis, you’ll learn it all!

Additional information

Weight 458 g
Dimensions 25.4 x 20.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 December 2020
Number of pages 128
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 25.4 x 20.3 cm
Weight 458 g


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Kathleen Riggins has been sewing for as long as she can remember and hanging out at her parents' store, Quilting from the Heart, in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. She has taught longarm quilting and free-motion quilting all over the world. Visit