Don't just admire complex quilts with sharp, perfect points — create your own! Find out how to do foundation paper piecing with seven free block patterns and step-by-step guidance from author Elizabeth Dackson. Create beautiful blocks as Elizabeth shares easy-to-follow techniques for planning your projects, cutting fabric and getting started with paper foundations. Discover how warm and cool colors help to accentuate precise piecing, and find out how to properly place your fabric before stitching. Elizabeth will demystify stitch length, irregular foundations, directional prints and pictorial blocks, sharing expert tips for impeccable results. You’ll be delighted how quickly you master the basics and breeze into stunning showpieces!
Join quilting author and instructor Elizabeth Dackson to succeed at free-motion quilting on your domestic sewing machine. Start from the beginning: Learn to select the best needles and thread, baste your quilts perfectly and set up your machine and workspace for free-motion fun. Find out how to achieve a consistent stitch length and troubleshoot any issues. Plus, Elizabeth will guide you through a variety of non-linear and linear designs such as stippling, woodgrain, wishbone, modified clamshell and much more! You'll get plenty of free-motion practice while working on the three patterns included with the class: two pillows and a baby quilt or wall hanging. Master free-motion fundamentals to create beautiful quilt projects that look and feel finished.