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Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1

with Leah Day
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Give 50 free-motion filler designs a whirl with instructor Leah Day in this in-depth quilting class. Stitch each design to create an impressive and unique quilt.

Tackle your projects with newfound confidence as you learn how to quilt 50 unique free-motion filler designs with the popular Leah Day. She teaches you useful quilting techniques in a variety of stitch families, including independent, stacking, pivoting, echoing and branching stitches. Quilt each design onto blocks you will piece into an exciting, impressive quilt.

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Lesson plan

37:39

Lesson 1. Meet Leah Day

  • Meet your instructor, Leah, and learn about everything you need for successful stitching. Leah will walk you through machine settings, thread choices and this class's project.

25:54

Lesson 2. Ugly Stitches & Scale

  • Learn to make even stitches with Leah's help. You'll troubleshoot common mistakes and gain a greater understanding of the foot pedal.

37:51

Lesson 3. Independent Designs

  • Start with stippling and then see how to make Leah's spirals, including the Basic Spiral, Drunk Spiral, Blazing Spiral and Angle Spiral.

39:50

Lesson 4. Stacking Designs

  • Start stacking your designs as Leah shows you how to make Saw Blades, Cobblestones, Basic Star, Triangle Mosaic, Oil Slick, Modern Weave, Trapped Ripples, Cubing and Missing Piece.

37:35

Lesson 5. Pivoting Designs

  • You'll be ready to pivot with these designs: Heart Paisley, Drunk Pointy Paisley, Abstract Leaf, Light Bulb Leaf, Hosta Leaves, Spike Paisley, Lava Paisley and Kidney Stones.

29:02

Lesson 6. Echoing Designs

  • Learn to let your designs evolve out with Leah's echo motifs, including Echo Shell, Trippy Triangles, Ball Bearings, Pebble Ribbles, Cubic Ripples, Hot Candy and Brain Coral.

38:01

Lesson 7. Branching Designs

  • Leah shares 11 branching designs, including the basis of all branching: McTavishing. She also gives you pointers on how to finish the quilt.

15:58

Lesson 8. All-Over Quilting

  • Discuss domestic versus longarm machines with Leah. You'll also learn quadrant quilting.

32:12

Lesson 9. Supplemental Basting Lesson

  • Leah shares her basting method - from starching and pressing to pinning. You'll also get her candid opinion on spray basting.

"You have given me the confidence to give this a go. Even designs I had thought I wouldn't stitch out, I have and I love them. Thank you Leah, love your work and teaching style."
- TTC
Geelong Victoria. Australia

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