Continuous Line Quilting

with Ann Petersen

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Keep your stitches going and your creativity flowing: quilt the motifs and texture you adore without ever breaking thread. Read More…

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Class Description

Learn to quilt continuous line designs such as fillers, all-overs, borders and stand alone motifs without spending your time tying off and burying tedious threads! Follow continuous line patterns along with award-winning quilter Ann Petersen as you quilt a sampler with stipples, hearts, leaves, stars, snowflakes and more! With Ann's guidance, you'll feel comfortable turning non-continuous line designs into continuous ones in no time.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Ann, learn how to follow and transfer continuous line quilting diagrams, and get a feel for stitching out your work.


Lesson 2. Simple Continuous Designs

  • Practice along with Ann as you gain control of basic and straight-line stippling, adding loops and motifs as you gain more control.


Lesson 3. Continuous Line Motifs

  • Rehearse your new skills with hearts, leaves, stars, snowflakes and filler designs that can be applied to blocks and borders.


Lesson 4. Echoing

  • Repeat the graceful lines of a design in multiple repetitions, ranging from hearts and stars to more complicated echoed patterns.


Lesson 5. Traveling in the Ditch

  • Ann explains ways to quilt circles, employ crosshatching and radiating lines, and create echoing effects in the background.


Lesson 6. Adding & Removing Lines

  • Add connective and decorative lines, or take lines away to maintain the design's integrity while making an efficient stitch path.


Lesson 7. Multiple Pass Designs

  • Learn to create your designs in multiple passes between connected motifs, resulting in a seamless pattern all the way across.


Lesson 8. Converting Non-Continuous Designs

  • Apply Ann's techniques to any design, laying out your strategy and rehearsing before sewing to troubleshoot tricky areas.

"Ann Petersen is a great teacher. She is responsive to questions and carefully builds our skill level as she proceeds from lesson to lesson. Now I have the confidence to make my free motion quilting continuous and I look forward to practicing writing my name."
- Mary FK
Illinois and Maine

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