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Design It, Quilt It

Free-Form Techniques

with Cindy Needham
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

10:51

Lesson 1. Introduction

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

35:09

Lesson 2. Pin Basting

29:15

Lesson 3. Threads & Tension

27:14

Lesson 4. Techniques & Tools

13:53

Lesson 5. Stencils

24:32

Lesson 6. Medallions

16:48

Lesson 7. Design Basics

22:50

Lesson 8. The Basic Three

47:26

Lesson 9. Feathers

34:57

Lesson 10. Backgrounds

20:35

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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