When beautiful embroidery motifs are stitched into the fabric of your piecing, so too are your style and skill! Let quilt and fabric designer Amanda Murphy help you choose colors, fabrics and the right stabilizer for fabulous results. Plus, learn to make three quick projects—two pillows and a table runner—that each lead into their own quilt. You'll create the North Star quilt, where gorgeous embroidered stars extend into pieced points at the middle of each block. Then take a stroll with the Garden Walk quilt, where vibrant embroidered flowers grow between columns of kaleidoscope blocks. And be sure to bask in the Radiance quilt, with its centered embroidery motifs, partial Dresdens and set-in triangles.
Discover the best methods for selecting, stabilizing and hooping bags that perfectly showcase your machine embroidery! Learn how to embroider a variety of pre-made bags guided by author and fabric designer Amanda Murphy, and conquer the challenges of tight corners, tough fabrics and small spaces. Then, expand your design area by sewing your own custom tote. Amanda will show you how to double hoop for a supersized design, and add contrasting fabric, sew side seams and create fuss-free corners. Make a chic “On the Go” zippered pouch, and master tricky thread tension and stabilizing strategies along the way. Plus, get all 9 embroidery files featured in the class for free!