Mandy Leins
Craftsy Instructor

Saratoga Springs, NY

Mandy Leins was hooked on quilting after making her first Rail Fence quilt 11 years ago using her grandmother's 1943 in-cabinet Singer. Since that first quilt, Mandy's passion for quilting and teaching has turned into a business. A professional longarm quilter and pattern designer, Mandy's first two patterns were published in Modern Quilts Unlimited and one, "All Together Now," was juried at the Machine Quilters Exposition. Formerly, ... Read Full Bio »

Mandy's Craftsy Classes


Creative Longarm Quilting

Enjoy a creative array of new longarm techniques and exciting projects taught by professional quilter Mandy Leins. Create a beautiful throw quilt reminiscent of a nature scene, and add visual interest with echoing, as well as rippling water and flower motifs. See how to easily design and raw edge appliqué a “Tree of Life” wall hanging entirely on your longarm. Then, quilt motifs like vines and leaves on the trunk of your tree, and make the most of your negative space by stitching a wispy sky dotted with soft clouds. Plus, learn to transform fabrics with your longarm, creating tempting textures and two lovely pillow projects. Finally, use tulle and wash-away stabilizer to quickly create fabulous collage effects and another set of gorgeous pillows.

$19.99 $29.99


A New Look at Longarm Quilting

Stitch projects of any size without tiresome quilt wrangling, and finish more fabulous quilts yourself! Alongside professional longarm quilter Mandy Leins, you'll discover tips for setting up your longarm machine and positioning your body so you can quilt longer without fatigue. Learn a simple yet ingenious way to audition designs and stabilize a quilt sandwich quickly, before taking a tour of fun quilting games that make building your longarm skills a joy. Working with two included patterns designed by Mandy, or your own quilt top, you'll also see how to handle quilting in narrow bands, sharp corners and areas of negative space. Plus, learn to appliqué and bind quilts using your longarm.


Mandy's Patterns

Beginner quilt pattern, precut friendly!


"Intersections" paper pieced quilt


Modern Spin

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Mandy's Projects

Washed raw edge applique
Tree of Life Wall Hanging
Scrunchy Pillows
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