Not perfect by any means. I went off the lines some and I totally overlapped in places where it was supposed to follow. But oh well, I did it and that is what matters!!
I want to share with you tho...Don Linn is the Aprils expert and does a fantastic job of explaining how to make stencils out of tulle. I had never seen this done. I took a few pictures of my steps and will share them here.
I chose to follow Don's pattern.
Here is the pattern traced on the tulle with a Sharpe marker.
Here is the tulle stencil inside one of my quilting rings.
See those dark yellow lines. Well, I used some tulle that my mother had and it was only 4 inches wide, so I simply zigzagged them together to make a large enough piece to use. It worked just fine!!
I forgot to take a picture of tracing the design onto the fabric, but it really very simple. You choose your favorite type of removable transfer pen/pencil. I used a chalk pencil. you lay the quilting ring with the tulle already stretched in it on top of the fabric and then you trace the pattern and the transfer ink/chalk simply transfers through the tulle onto the fabric. Ok, I never said I was the best 'splainer...LOL.
Once the design is transferred onto the fabric you simply follow the design. Easy peasy...well almost...LOL
So if you want to learn how to Free Motion Quilt on your domestic sewing machine. Check out the FMQ Challenge!!