Banish border challenges with expert guidance from machine-quilting maven Angela Walters! Learn how to quilt Angela's favorite border and background designs, and discover fun variations and filler adaptations for six essential motifs. Get started with an accessible approach for breaking borders into manageable sections. Then, begin stitching with the classic herringbone motif. Learn lovely variations and a herringbone background filler, and find out how to turn tricky corners with ease. Next, explore the elegant swirl-chain motif and the eye-catching bracket design. Dive into rich texture with Angela's signature "wavy-wavy" design, and find out how to use the arc motif to embellish narrow borders. Finally, bring the beauty of nature to your borders with the lush ferny motif. Complete class with the skills to quilt any border with ease!
Choose the perfect design for your quilt top every time! Machine-quilting pro Angela Walters reveals must-have techniques for selecting and stitching designs that enhance six of the most popular quilt types, from appliqué and paper-pieced to medallion and sampler quilts. You’ll discover the questions that should always guide your quilting design decisions, learn easy auditioning methods and expand your quilting library with simple variations of Angela’s go-to designs. Enjoy step-by-step guidance as you use quilting to unify a variety of blocks, showcase specific motifs, break up borders and much more, all while adding stunning texture and movement to your quilt tops. Find out how to enhance every quilt you make, and enjoy every stitch!
Quilting expert Angela Walters will guide you step by step through quilting pebbles, swirls, squares, feathers, clamshells and ribbon candy, before helping you build on these basic designs to create more complex variations. Use small changes like adding echoing, altering the design layout, combining designs and changing scale to bring new interest to basic designs and an updated look to your quilts. Plus, you can use these modifications on more of your favorite designs to instantly increase your quilting repertoire! Easily tweak basic designs for intriguing visual interest and finish quilts that look anything but simple.
Angela guides you step by step through quilting feathers, from basic designs to creative variations on this traditional motif. Whether you're quilting on a traditional home sewing machine or a longarm, Angela insists that you enjoy yourself and throw away notions of perfection while showing you how to finish your quilts in ways that will create heirloom pieces. You'll build the confidence to grace your quilts with feathers and be eager to use all of Angela's design variations to fill squares, circles, triangles and even odd shapes!
Forego tedious techniques as you discover how to achieve beautiful quilting without marking! Instructor Angela Walters shows you how to quilt three primary designs and their variations, to create everything from visually striking blocks to delicately designed borders. Learn new ways to rotate, invert, resize and replicate each design to create unlimited quilting possibilities, and gain more control over the speed and direction of your stitches.
Advance your skills with the guidance of Angela Walters, an experienced quilting instructor and author of Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters. Go from sketching simple patterns to sewing complex designs, turning your previously plain palettes into wonderful works of art. Angela will teach you how to break up negative space with a variety of motifs, including pebbles, paisleys, circles and swirls. You'll travel through a garden of stitched leaves as you incorporate different design elements to produce subtle and sumptuous surfaces. Take advantage of your quilt's empty canvas by enrolling in Machine Quilting Negative Space today!