The newest free-motion challenge quilting along is starting on Monday, and I am so excited! All the planning, filming, editing and, of course, quilting has led us to this point.

Are you ready for it? Check out the challenge page to get a supply list and to see the schedule. The first video in the challenge will cover working with straight edge rulers, on a sewing machine and a longarm.

Live Chat Recap: The Beginner Basics

In this week’s live chat, I shared the beginner basics of quilting with rulers. You can rewatch it below.

If you are new to machine quilting with rulers, try spending a little time this weekend practicing the basics, so that you’re ready to get right to the designs on Monday.

Also, be sure to check out next week’s live chat where I will be answering your questions about the first challenge video. Click here to set a reminder.


To celebrate the kick-off of the challenge, I am having two giveaways. Both winners will be picked next Thursday and notified via email. I will also announce the winners on Thursday’s live chat.

Giveaway #1

machine quilting with rulers panel

The first giveaway is a big one (if I do say so myself!)

One lucky quilter will win my quilted challenge panel.

I quilted it as a way to decide which designs I should use during the challenge. It’s sure to provide some quilty inspiration for the winner.

Anyone that purchases a panel before Thursday, October 1st will be entered to win. (Panels purchased prior to today will still be entered). So if you have been meaning to buy one, now is the time.

Click here to learn more about the panel.

Good Luck!

Giveaway #2

machine quilting on a panel

The second giveaway is for a custom panel. This is the perfect way to quilt along with me during this challenge.

(This giveaway has ended.. stay tuned for future giveaways!)

Winners will be picked and notified on Thursday October 1st. Good luck!

See you on Monday where we will get this challenge kicked off with straight edge rulers! Happy Quilting!