DVD Class

Fearless Free-Motion Quilting (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0237Q


Forget perfection – free-motion quilting is all about having fun! Join award-winning quilter Robbi Eklow and conquer your free-motion fears with step-by-step guidance. Set yourself up for success with Robbi’s recommendations for needles, thread, and machine feet and learn her secret weapon for practicing stitches without wasting fabric. Next, discover a variety of easy free-motion quilting designs, starting with versatile basketweave and fan motifs. Pick up essential planning and placement tips and learn how to scale designs depending on your project and desired result. Then, dive into spiral, feather, floral, and leaf motifs. Finally, follow along as Robbi shows you how to combine and customize the designs you’ve learned to create infinite stitch possibilities – and your best projects yet!

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Quilting Basket Weaves (15:51)
Meet art quilter Robbi Eklow as she previews the free-motion quilting techniques you’ll learn to create beautiful designs with your stitching. Start with the basics, including what needle and foot to use, then get step-by-step instruction from Robbi on making a lovely — and versatile — basket weave motif.

Free-Motion Quilting Basics (16:51)
Gain confidence quilting curved fan designs with Robbi’s guidance. In the process, you’ll learn how to use a stencil grid as a guide for more precise designs and how to appropriately scale your stitches for all of your needs — from wall hangings to baby quilts!

Quilting Spirals (16:23)
Move on to the versatile spiral, one of Robbi’s favorite designs and a great go-to motif for filling space. Gain familiarity with the classic circular spiral before using the technique on squares and triangles too. Worried you’ll make a mistake? Robbi shows you how to rip out your stitches for a fresh start.

Quilting Leaves (12:09)
Learn the secret to creating gorgeous nature-inspired leaf designs. Robbi shares her technique for adapting this versatile motif to create rows or fill space. In addition, you’ll see helpful examples of where this style truly shines.

Quilting S-Curves (12:51)
This lesson is brought to you by the letter “S”! Learn how to quilt S-curves and use this technique to create feather-like designs. Robbi demonstrates practicing the stitch by first drawing it before quilting it. And don’t worry if the stitches aren’t perfect, just keep practicing!

Quilting Stylized Flowers (13:35)
Expand your free-motion repertoire to include stylized flower motifs, perfect for filling large spaces and creating beautiful borders! Check out Robbi’s different flower designs — and invent some of your own. Then, get inspired as Robbi shares creative ways to incorporate these designs into your quilts.

Combining Quilt Designs (14:07)
Now that you have a good grasp of these various design motifs, take a look at how to combine them in one quilt. Robbi reveals her order of quilting and shows how to use thread colors creatively. There’s nothing to fear in free-motion stitching, so take your newfound confidence and get quilting!

Your Instructor

Robbi Eklow
Robbi Eklow wrote The Goddess of the Last Minute, and authored a column of the same name for Quilting Arts Magazine. She also wrote Free Expression: The Art and Confessions of a Contemporary Quilter. Robbi’s quilts have been exhibited around the United States and have won numerous awards.

Bonus Materials

Fearless Free-Motion Quilting - Supplies and Designs


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.