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.
Forego tedious marking techniques in this fun, inviting introduction to dot-to-dot quilting. Instructor Angela Walters shows how to shed anxieties about perfection and embrace the journey as you quilt three primary designs and their variations that can be used in endless combinations, on anything from visually striking blocks to delicately designed borders. Imagine new ways to rotate, invert, resize and replicate each design to create unlimited quilting possibilities. Also, gain more control over the speed and direction of your stitches while creating beautiful art!
Angela guides you through the steps of creating both basic and creative variations of the traditional feather 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!
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!