How to Quilt an Arc Flower Motif with a Quilting Ruler and Without – Color By Number Quiltalong Week 11

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Learn how to quilt a pretty arc flower motif. Let me show you how to quilt this arc motif in a square using a 4’’ arc ruler – plus I’ll show you how to quilt it without a quilting ruler too. This pretty quilting motif looks elaborate, but it’s actually very easy to quilt and can be quilted in squares of all sizes.


This easy quilting design looks fabulous in our Color By Number Quilt.


Last week we quilted easy clamshells in 3 different sizes. Check out my clamshell video here!

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Before quilting this easy motif, I marked the center of my square and the center of all 4 sides. These quick marks gave me somewhere to ‘aim’ for when I was quilting my arcs.

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Then I showed you how to quilt the arc flower motif using the 4’’ arc that came in Template Set #1 from Sew Steady.

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I also used my Multi Clamshell tool from HandiQuilter, because the 4’’ clamshell on that tool is also a 4’’ arc.

And, of course, I showed you how to quilt this exact same design without using a quilting ruler at all. Did my non-ruler arc flower look just as good? I guess you’ll have to watch to find out!

The Week 11 Color By Number video should start playing in the video player on this page automatically. If it doesn’t, you can find it on my YouTube channel here.

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See all of the videos for our Color By Number Quiltalong here!



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