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Creative Longarm Quilting

with Mandy Leins
Creative Longarm Quilting
Energize your longarm quilting with inspiring tips and six fun projects. Learn techniques for quilted collage, appliqué, quilting in negative space and more!

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.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • 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!


Lesson 2. Quilting the Throw

  • Baste together your quilt pieces and use your longarm machine to quilt various motifs.


Lesson 3. Raw Edge Appliqué

  • Begin stitching the Tree of Life raw-edge appliqué project using your longarm machine.


Lesson 4. Quilting in Negative Space

  • Continue quilting your Tree of Life project, trying a variety of fun quilting motifs along the way!


Lesson 5. The Scrunching Technique

  • Learn how to create two unique and beautiful pillows using Mandy’s “scrunching” technique.


Lesson 6. Collage with the Longarm

  • Create exciting collage effects by stitching over tulle or water-soluble stabilizer, and get tips on finishing your pillow projects.

Mandy, I really enjoyed this class! It was a great way to think outside of the normal longarm box and get my creative juices flowing! I can't wait to try all of these fun new ideas on my longarm and make some cute new projects. Well done with this class; very informative and well explained! Two thumbs up!!
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St. Louis, MO

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