with Ann Petersen
Finishing a bed-size quilt doesn't have to be a king-size chore. Award-winning quilter Ann Petersen shows you five easy, large-scale quilting techniques. You'll learn how to finish any quilt beautifully with the same sewing machine you've always used. Basic quilters will enjoy Ann's helpful, easy-to-follow instructions, while more advanced quilters will pick up dozens of tips and tricks for whole-quilt finishing, splitting your block or batting, quilting blocks as-you-go or adding borders to a central medallion.
Learn five easy techniques to tackle any size quilt on a home sewing machine.
Design considerations, color, fabric and thread choices. Ann shows some of her favorite quilts and talks about turning inspiration into quilted reality.
You'll learn how to spray baste safely, heat-set the adhesive with your iron, set up your workspace and get your machine ready for stitching.
Strategies for working the whole quilt at once. Learn the secret to straight lines across a large quilt as you stitch in the ditch, mark and quilt a pattern.
In this segment, Ann shows how to quilt your whole top across sections of batting you add one at a time.
Another approach to a large quilt is to divide the top into sections. Ann shows you how to work this way without fear.
Quilt-as-you-go techniques are increasingly popular. Ann teaches how to quilt individual blocks, then combine them.
A medallion quilting approach allows you to begin in the middle and work outward, quilting borders as you go.