Tackle your projects with newfound confidence as you learn how to stitch 50 unique free motion quilting designs with popular Craftsy instructor Leah Day. You'll learn useful quilting techniques in a variety of stitch families, including independent, stacking, pivoting, echoing and branching stitches. Quilt each design onto blocks you'll piece into an exciting, impressive quilt.
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.
Learn to make even stitches with Leah's help. You'll troubleshoot common mistakes and gain a greater understanding of the foot pedal.
Start with stippling and then see how to make Leah's spirals, including the Basic Spiral, Drunk Spiral, Blazing Spiral and Angle Spiral.
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.
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.
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.
Leah shares 11 branching designs, including the basis of all branching: McTavishing. She also gives you pointers on how to finish the quilt.
Discuss domestic versus longarm machines with Leah. You'll also learn quadrant quilting.
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."
Geelong Victoria. Australia