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"Pretty in Pink, pink hibiscus floral created using Prismacolor pencils on black Canson Mi Tientes paper. Image size is 11-1/2 x 13-1/2.

"Pretty in Pink, pink hibiscus floral created using Prismacolor pencils on black Canson Mi Tientes paper. Image size is x

I love how a dense filler makes the quilting pop...well, that and two layers of batting! by AngelaFMQ, via Flickr

Another Pinner wrote: "I love how a dense filler makes the quilting pop.well, that and two layers of batting!" by Angela Walters

FMQ River Rock Border-this is the border I created for my husband's quilt. There is no blog source because I uploaded it from my Pictures.  I used Coats and Clark 100% cotton variegated quilting thread in colorway #812-Sandstone on teal batik. Using free motion quilting, quilt big circles leaving some space in between them. Fill in the empty spaces with more FMQ. This technique takes a LOT of thread.

From OP: I used Coats and Clark cotton variegated quilting thread in colorway on teal batik. Using free motion quilting, quilt big circles leaving some space in between them. Fill in the empty spaces with more FMQ. This technique takes a LOT of thread.

Here’s a technique that will help you increase your border design repertoire with virtually little or no marking. We like to think of this as "mixing and matching” because all the designs are based on a common principle—an imaginary line down the center of the border that allows the designs to bounce from one side to the other.

A quilt border serves the same purpose as a picture frame—it keeps the viewer’s attention focused on what’s happening inside it.

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Free Motion Quilting Tutorials each month.Learn to create beautiful FMQ Spirals with this tutorial, by Sarah Vedeler.Insights From SewCalGal: 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge - November Tutorial, by Sarah Vedeler