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Hand Quilting

Heirloom Design & Technique

with Andi Perejda
Hand Quilting
Award-winning quilter Andi Perejda introduces the rich tradition of hand quilting. Learn how to choose fabrics, threads and motifs for beautiful results!

Hand quilting may become your favorite antidote to the rush and bustle of your busy life. Andi Perejda will inspire you to pick up a needle and thread and finish your work by hand, with beautiful designs and surprisingly easy techniques. Andi shows her award-winning work, then guides you step-by-step through designing, marking and stitching your quilt. Add a comfy chair and some relaxing music and you're on your way to quilting nirvana.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Andi Perejda, learn about the Craftsy platform, and get insight into why we quilt.


Lesson 2. When to Hand Quilt

  • See fabric samples, stiches and motifs, and learn about art quilts.


Lesson 3. Marking Tools & Methods

  • Learn about the benefits of pencils, markers and other utensils, then learn how to transfer your designs to fabric.


Lesson 4. Marking & Basting Your Project

  • Learn how to use a lightbox, go over batting choices, and baste your quilt.


Lesson 5. The Hand Quilting Stitch

  • Learn how to use a quilting hoop and how to do basic hand stitching.


Lesson 6. Additional Considerations

  • Discover how to quilt feathers, quilt without a hoop, and learn from Andi's first quilts.


Lesson 7. Auditioning Designs

  • Discover how to use acetate and paper in auditioning designs.


Lesson 8. Marking More Designs

  • Learn about grid and echoing patterns, and more about how to use motifs to fill a space.


Lesson 9. Stitch Variations

  • Learn the stab stitch, big stitch, and how to quilt by hand in the ditch.

"This is a very enjoyable class, full of great information, and great tips on needles, threads, fabrics, battings, marking the quilt tops, and making even stitches. The video shots of Andi's hands were good. She has made some beautiful quilts. I'm glad I took this class."
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West Texas

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