Machine Quilting with Templates

Creating Design Perfection

with Kimmy Brunner

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Let award-winning quilter and teacher Kimmy Brunner guide you in making perfectly geometric quilting designs with just three basic quilting template shapes. Read More…

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Class Description

You can achieve the quilting precision generally seen only in computerized quilting. With just three basic quilting template shapes and Kimmy Brunner's instruction, you can create perfectly geometric quilting designs too complex to be believed and too easy to pass up. Learn Kimmy's unique and innovative template techniques, including turning blocks into borders, merging traditional block designs, and her signature KimMotion filler design. Use templates directly on your quilt top with a longarm for a creative twist on this fun process or use marking techniques to prepare your quilt tops for domestic machine stitching.

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Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection
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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Kimmy Brunner and learn what tools you'll be using for the class.


Lesson 2. Simple Straight Lines

  • Learn all about the quilt you'll be making and the basics of using templates.


Lesson 3. 8 Lines, 1 Great Star

  • Create a Mariner's Compass Star using templates, and learn how to adjust and embellish it.


Lesson 4. Star Variations

  • Learn how to create variations on the star design through different template markings.


Lesson 5. The KimMotion Filler

  • Learn how to do Kim's signature filler design.


Lesson 6. Going in Circles

  • Learn how to use circle templates for exciting designs.


Lesson 7. Borderlines

  • Decorate your borders with a variety of shapes using templates.


Lesson 8. Turning Blocks Into Borders

  • Give your quilt a cohesive design by applying block designs into your borders.


Lesson 9. Dresden Dahlias

  • Learn Kimmy's method of creating Dresden blocks using templates.


Lesson 10. Curved Crosshatching

  • Learn how to add crosshatching to your quilts using templates.


Lesson 11. Putting It All Together

  • Apply the template techniques you used in the previous lessons to finish the Quilt of Valor.

"This class just blew me away. I love the ideas and techniques you taught us. Your teaching style and organization made this course flow so quickly. I needed this course more than I thought. Let me practice and then I'm running with it. Thank you for sharing this course with us thru Craftsy!"
- Pu'a

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