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Design It, Quilt It

Free-Form Techniques

with Cindy Needham
Design It, Quilt It
Pull out those unfinished objects! Cindy Needham will inspire you with stitching techniques to put gorgeous finishing touches on your work of art.
Whether you're a beginning quilter or an experienced enthusiast, instructor Cindy can help you find the inspiration for finishing your pieced or whole-cloth quilts. Her exciting repertoire of creative quilting stitches and techniques will turn a daunting task into manageable pieces and spectacular results. Cindy will show you ways to divide and conquer the space to create a quilting design that's uniquely yours. Start out with stencils, deconstructing them to create original patterns. Explore medallion-based designs and then go on to freeform elements - including feathers, fillers, and repeating motifs you can use to highlight your quilt with beautiful areas of sunshine and shadow. Take your quilts from beautiful to spectacular with free-form machine quilting!
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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Cindy Needham, and learn about this class and the Craftsy platform.


Lesson 2. Pin Basting


Lesson 3. Threads & Tension


Lesson 4. Techniques & Tools


Lesson 5. Stencils


Lesson 6. Medallions


Lesson 7. Design Basics


Lesson 8. The Basic Three


Lesson 9. Feathers


Lesson 10. Backgrounds


Lesson 11. Making Borders Fit

"The lessons, the teaching style, everything about this class is excellent. It is my go to source that [I] reference often. If you are a beginner quilter, absolutely start with this class because Cindy explains the whole process. If you're experienced, you'll learn new ways to do things. I can't believe you can learn this much for such a low cost. Thank you Cindy and Craftsy."
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