with Mandy Leins
Enjoy a creative array of new longarm techniques and exciting projects taught by professional quilter Mandy Leins. Create a beautiful throw quilt reminiscent of a nature scene, and add visual interest with echoing, as well as rippling water and flower motifs. See how to easily design and raw edge appliqué a “Tree of Life” wall hanging entirely on your longarm. Then, quilt motifs like vines and leaves on the trunk of your tree, and make the most of your negative space by stitching a wispy sky dotted with soft clouds. Plus, learn to transform fabrics with your longarm, creating tempting textures and two lovely pillow projects. Finally, use tulle and wash-away stabilizer to quickly create fabulous collage effects and another set of gorgeous pillows.
In this lesson you’ll meet instructor Mandy Leins, get an overview of what you’ll be learning, and draw out the templates for your first project!
Baste together your quilt pieces and use your longarm machine to quilt various motifs.
Begin stitching the Tree of Life raw-edge appliqué project using your longarm machine.
Continue quilting your Tree of Life project, trying a variety of fun quilting motifs along the way!
Learn how to create two unique and beautiful pillows using Mandy’s “scrunching” technique.
Create exciting collage effects by stitching over tulle or water-soluble stabilizer, and get tips on finishing your pillow projects.
Praise for Mandy Lein's Craftsy class A New Look at Longarm Quilting:
"I love taking longarm classes through Craftsy, and this one did not disappoint. Though I've been longarming for a few years, this class is a great introduction to freehand techniques, something which can be difficult to master. But (Mandy) breaks things down easily, and above all, allows the student to get comfortable with the quilting, and to relax about it. Great class!"