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Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt

with Frieda Anderson
Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
Learn the fundamentals of machine quilting on your home machine. Frieda Anderson teaches more than a dozen free-motion designs and an easy binding.

Take your next big step into quilting proficiency as Frieda Anderson shows you how to create a beautifully quilted surface using your home sewing machine. Frieda eliminates the fear factor by guiding beginning machine quilters step-by-step through setting up your materials and workspace, practicing more than a dozen filler stitches, and binding and finishing for a polished final result.

Complete written instructions are included for piecing the cute "Home Sweet Home" quilt design. Once you're ready to turn your pieced top into a finished quilt, Frieda joins you on the Craftsy platform as you set up your work space for free-motion success, then sandwich and baste your quilt. You'll learn 14 different free-motion quilting variations, plus a fast, neat and easy binding method. 


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Lesson 1. The Home Sweet Home Quilt

  • Meet your instructor, hand dyeing artist and quilter Frieda Anderson. Receive a brief overview of the class and learn helpful tips on how to set up your work station and machine for comfort and efficiency.


Lesson 2. Basting the Quilt

  • Discover Frieda's professional basting tips that will leave your quilt pucker-free! You'll be amazed at what you can achieve with spray sizing and paper clips as you fold, iron and pin your quilt in preparation for quilting.


Lesson 3. Basic Designs

  • Let's get stitching! In this lesson, Frieda explains how to stitch in the ditch to create an anchor before demonstrating Loop-the-Loop, Frog Eggs, Curly Ques and Stippling.


Lesson 4. Pivoting Stitches

  • Move from round stitches to angles as you practice various ways to pivot. You'll stitch Stars, Bark and Frieda's Me, Me, Me designs on quilt sandwiches until you're ready to add them to the class project or a quilt of your own.


Lesson 5. Cluster Stitches

  • Discover the fun of cluster stitches as you gain confidence in your machine skills! Frieda shows you how to create Flower Clouds, Onions and Trippy Flowers, offering great tips along the way.


Lesson 6. Baptist Fan

  • Experiment as you recreate Baptist Fan stitches, working on the traditional method, a beautiful variation and different ways to implement them into your quilts.


Lesson 7. Feather Stitches

  • Learn how to make a variety of stitches with the aid of marking tools! Frieda walks you through each step of creating beautiful open feathers, feathers with spines and more that can be pre-planned and changed to your heart's content.


Lesson 8. Binding & Finishing

  • Turn finishing from a chore into a delight as you learn how to apply binding, press and finish your quilt with time-saving tips from start to finish. Frieda finishes the class with a trunk show of stitching techniques and design details that are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

"I am learning so much from this class. Frieda is a terrific teacher and has a great sense of humor. I've admired her quilts for a long time and am happy I purchased this class."
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