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Machine Quilting

Free-Motion & More

with Wendy Butler Berns
Machine Quilting
Overcome your free-motion fears and build confidence in your machine quilting. Wendy Butler Berns shows you easy techniques from start to finishing!

Overcome your free-motion fears! Wendy guides you step by step through a simple machine quilting process, from setting up a workspace to sandwiching, pin basting and binding. As you practice, first on paper, then with your machine, you'll build confidence in your machine quilting skills. Wendy teaches you the stipple stitch, outlining and easy curves before moving on to more adventurous designs, including zigzagging, continuous vines and continuous stars. You’ll also learn to mark your quilt with homemade stencils and special marking tools or forgo marking all together!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet award-winning quilter, teacher and author Wendy Butler Berns.


Lesson 2. Preparing Your Quilts


Lesson 3. Stabilizing the Quilt


Lesson 4. Walking Foot Stitch Designs


Lesson 5. Marking for Free-Motion Quilting


Lesson 6. Simple Free-Motion Quilting


Lesson 7. Complex Free-Motion Quilting


Lesson 8. Thread Talk


Lesson 9. Whole Cloth Quilting & Troubleshooting


Lesson 10. Bindings & Finishing Touches

"I've really enjoyed this class. Wendy has lovely way of explaining things and I found the demonstrations of how to finish the quilts really helpful, as well as the quilting techniques themselves. Many thanks, Wendy!"
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