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 pre-made bags that showcase your machine embroidery perfectly! Learn how to embroider tote bags with guidance from 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, 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!
Enhance your appliqué abilities with author and pattern designer Amanda Murphy. Start with the mesmerizing Swirl Quilt and learn to sew internal and external curves and corners with confidence. Make a sweet and stylish Cutting Garden Runner as you window your fusible interfacing to bust the bulk. Sew the vibrant Flower Power Pillow and discover three ways to make bias bars as well as tips for adding eye-catching detail with specialty stitches. Finish with the Hawaiian Table Topper, where you'll bring lovely loft to your work with a trapunto technique. Plus, get lots of quilting ideas for accentuating your work. Combine techniques to capture beautiful imagery and tremendous texture in your most intriguing appliqué projects yet.