Cindy Needham
Craftsy Instructor

Chico, California

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I fell in love with quilting over 40 years ago while my family was stationed in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and Virginia and I am still going strong! My articles have been published in magazines like Quilters Newsletter, American Quilter, Machine Quilting Unlimited, and more. My book, Wholecloth Linen Quilts, was published six years ago, and I now self-publish my handbooks, which are available on my website. I started ... Read Full Bio »

Cindy's Craftsy Classes

Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts

Create your own exquisite, one-of-a-kind wholecloth quilts with award-winning instructor Cindy Needham. From choosing and preparing a decorative vintage linen or conventional cotton, to auditioning threads, basting and beyond, Cindy will be your expert guide. Learn to mark and stitch both striking medallion designs and flowing all-over designs. Find out how prints from your backing fabric can inspire the motifs you quilt on top. Bring texture and dimension to negative space with fillers like cathedral windows, special feathers and more. Then, learn to lay out borders, block your quilt and square it up. Cindy will also provide tips for using cutwork, bridgework, lace edgings and beading to make your quilt even more elegant.

$39.99

Design It, Quilt It

Whether you're a beginning quilter or an experienced enthusiast, instructor Cindy can help you find the inspiration for finishing your pieced or whole-cloth quilts. Her exciting repertoire of creative quilting stitches and techniques will turn a daunting task into manageable pieces and spectacular results. Cindy will show you ways to divide and conquer the space to create a quilting design that's uniquely yours. Start out with stencils, deconstructing them to create original patterns. Explore medallion-based designs and then go on to freeform elements - including feathers, fillers, and repeating motifs you can use to highlight your quilt with beautiful areas of sunshine and shadow. Take your quilts from beautiful to spectacular with free-form machine quilting!

$29.99 $39.99

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