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Beyond Basic Machine Quilting

with Ann Petersen
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Take your machine quilting skills in new directions as Ann Petersen teaches you 17 quilting designs that will add richness to your free-motion work.
Take your machine quilting skills in new directions with Ann Petersen. In this class, Ann demonstrates more than a dozen challenging designs, from vines and flowers to dragonflies and quilted lace. You'll learn how to mark motifs or stitch freehand, adding depth and richness to your designs. From preparation to finishing, Annís guidance will make your machine quilting projects easier even as they become more elaborate. Ann gives you the tools to conquer those free-motion fears and make a complicated quilt a fun challenge - not an exercise in frustration.
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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • An introduction to Ann Peterson and the course. Get to know the basics of the Craftsy platform!


Lesson 2. Supplies

  • Here's what you'll need to make fun and exciting quilts, from threads to needles to fabric.


Lesson 3. Basting and Marking

  • Prepare your quilt for sewing by basting, sandwiching, pressing and marking.


Lesson 4. Starting to Stitch

  • Now we're ready to start stitching! Get the basics of thread and ditching, then start your quilt.


Lesson 5. Traditional Feathers

  • Learn to create one of the most traditional quilting designs, feathers. Get an overview of these feathers then practice & stitch your own.


Lesson 6. Nontraditional Feathers

  • Learn feathers that are a little less stayed and traditional. Give your traditional feathers a fresh upgrade with these non-traditional feather methods.


Lesson 7. Free-Form Feathers

  • A less structured, much more wild and free way to stitch feathers. Learn how to work with curves and vary your feathers throughout your quilt.


Lesson 8. Embellishing

  • Learn to add design embellishments that create an interesting, fun quilt. Work with veins, thread painting and flower petals.


Lesson 9. Dragonfly

  • Combine every stitching skill you've learned to create a fun dragonfly. Design it yourself then stitch away!


Lesson 10. Border Embellishments

  • Adding patterns to the inner and outer borders of your quilt for a bold look. Learn how to create branching leaves, swirls and pumpkin seeds.


Lesson 11. Quilted Lace

  • Learn to create Anne's original quilted lace design, from preparation to stitching.


Lesson 12. Echoing and Background Stitches

  • Fill your quilt with interesting design patterns, including echoing. Learn how to background stitch with ease.


Lesson 13. Blocking

  • You've finished your quilting. Now learn to make your quilt square and flat.

"I can't get enough of Ann's expertise and on a domestic machine too. Brilliant in all respects. I have all of your classes now and keep referring back to them. I can happily say that I can now quilt my own quilts on my domestic machine."
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Geelong Victoria. Australia

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