Welcome to both long term blog followers any any new visitors that might be following along with the Back to School Block Hop for 2017. If you are new here, my name is Yvonne Fuchs and I have a love for quilt design, the quilting community, and blogging. I hope you enjoy my video tutorial today on Circuitboard Quilting, and if you like what you see, you might want to check out some of my other Tutorials, Quilt Gallery, Quilt Patterns, or just subscribe and follow along!
Earlier this year, inspired by the name of the quilt I was working on (Digital Wave) and my penchant for straight line quilting, my husband challenged me to created a “circuitboard quilting” motif. It was the perfect inspiration and I had a lot of fun moving around the quilt. An extra bonus is the texture that it gives the finished quilt!
Today, I am really excited to share a video I created to discuss how to approach creating your own version of circuitboard quilting, whether you quilt on your domestic or on a longarm.
I hope the video inspires you to give Circuitboard Quilting a try; I’d love to see how you incorporate it into your own projects!
Don’t miss out on the rest of the awesome Back to School Blog Hop line-up for 2017:
- Day 1 – August 15 – Sam Hunter: How to spray baste a BIG quilt
- Day 2 – August 16 – Mandy Leins: Thread Dread: removing stray bits after quilting
- Day 3 – August 17 – Nancy Stovall: The Sweet Creamy Filling
- Day 4 – August 18 – Ebony Love: 7 Indispensible feet for your sewing machine
- Day 5 – August 19 – Michelle Freedman: Machine throat plates
- Day 6 – August 20 – Teresa Coates: Edge/Under/Top stitching
- Day 7 – August 21 – Kelly Cole: Ten ways to regain your sew-jo
- Day 8 – August 22 – Megan Dougherty: Choose to Fuse: tips for working with fusibles for applique
- Day 9 – August 23 – Kim Lapacek: Tricks to being productive while hauling your kids around
- Day 10 – August 24 – Yvonne Fuchs: Circuitboard Quilting on Domestic and Longarm Machines
- Day 11 – August 25 – Sandi Hazlewood: Chain Piecing Quilt Blocks Tips
- Day 12 – August 26 – Juliet van der Heijden: Paper-piecing with children
- Day 13 – August 27 – Maddie Kertay: Fabric folding for any storage solution
- Day 14 – August 28 – Cath Hall: Working with Lawn fabric
- Day 15 – August 29 – Tracy Mooney: Tips for the perfect seam
- Day 16 – August 30 – Teri Lucas: How to bury thread
- Day 17 – August 31 – Debby Brown: Securing machine quilting knots
- Day 18 – September 1 – Flaun Cline: How to put some sparkle in your fabric pull (part 1)
- Day 19 – September 2 – Jessica Darling: How to put some sparkle in your fabric pull (part 2)
- Day 20 – September 3 – Trish Frankland: A bigger blade really IS better?!
- Day 21 – September 4 – Robin Koehler: Tips on how to travel with handwork
- Day 22 – September 5 – Jane Davidson: How to make scrappy HSTs
- Day 23 – September 6 – Linda Pearl: Low cost tips for organizing your sewing room
- Day 24 – September 7 – Christa Watson – Top 10 tips for quilting on a domestic machine
- Day 25 – September 8 – Sarah Nunes: To Starch or Not to Starch
- Day 26 – September 9 – Suzy Webster: Testing fabric for bleeding
- Day 27 – September 10 – Sarah Goer: Machine bind your quilts like a pro
- Day 28 – September 11 – Vanda Chittenden: Beginner paper-piecing tips
- Day 29 – September 12 – Cheryl Sleboda: Needle threading tips
- Day 30 – September 13 – Kim Niedzwiecki – Different thread weights and when to use them
- Day 31 – September 14 – Sandra Healy: Conquer Your Fear of Machine Appliqué
- Day 32 – September 15 – Sandra Starley: The Basics of Antique Quilt Collecting
21 thoughts on “Circuitboard Quilting on Domestic & Longarm”
Many thanks for sharing. Although I quilt on a domestic, I love watching longarmer quilting. Maybe someday I’ll be able to afford one! Your husband is an enabler in the best way! Your quilt is gorgeous!
Great video, Yvonne! I love that quilting motif and was pleased to see you show us how to achieve it on a domestic machine as well as a long arm. Thank you!
Great quilting motif I’ll have to give it a try.
Thanks for a great video and great ideas Yvonne!
Wonderful tutorial Yvonne! Thank you so much – I’m going to try this on one of my quilt tops for sure. I just love the texture of it.
Such an awesome video! I loved how you showed how to quilt the design on both the domestic and longarm machine. Your intro with your logo was so cool, did you make that?
Enjoyed the video and really like the design idea – thanks for sharing!
Yvonne, thanks for sharing! Thanks for the reminder to always draw out the design first! I picked up some great tips!
That’s a great idea and a wonderful tutorial. Thank you, Yvonne!
What a creative quilting design! I’ve done something similar, but not with as many changes in direction. Sure like this one. Is it your own design idea and name? If I share it with anyone, I want to be sure to give proper credit. You know though, the BEST tip was using the thread tail to bring up the bobbin thread! Gosh! I never thought of that one. 🙂 Thank you! Now I’m off to give this a go on my own fq sample. Thanks, Yvonne!
This is a wonderful video, Yvonne! I am going to go doodle this so I’m ready for when I find the right project for it. Although, I will admit that if I got stuck I would be more likely to cross over lines already quilted than to tie off.
Great video! I never thought to adjust my needle speed while FMQing. Love the circuit board design.
Thanks, Yvonne, for this video on circuit board quilting. I’ll have to remember to use the free motion quilting foot instead of my walking foot. It certainly would have made my current quilt project easier. I’ve never seen the way you use your quilt thread tail to bring up the bobbin thread. I will have to try and incorporate that into my toolbox of tricks.
The texture of your circuit board quilting is amazing! I want to try it out.
I was just reading about this pattern in the magazine. It’s awesome. Thanks for the video…interesting quilting motif.
Thank you for sharing this tutorial. The texture on your quilt is amazing. 🙂
Such a cool quilting motif. It does add great texture. Thanks for sharing all the steps.
Thank you for the tutorial. My problem with quilting like this is that I turn too fast and I don’t have a corner, but a curve. I guess I have to practice more.
What a clever idea for a motif. It suits the modern, minimalism of your quilts well.
Great tutorial, Yvonne! How is it I never thought to adjust the speed of my needle? This might just be the perfect quilting design for the quilt I’m working on now 🙂
This is great! I’ve always wondered how you did that gorgeous design on Digital Waves, thank you for that tutorial, I’ll have to try it sometimes!