DVD Class

Free-Motion Quilting Essentials (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0011Q


Give your quilts the fabulous finish they deserve as author Christina Cameli demystifies free-motion fundamentals!

Learn key machine setup tricks, including how to adjust tension, and dive right in with a series of beginner-friendly stitches. Find out how to create lovely loops, wiggles and ribbon candy to fill wedges, corners, focal points and more, and use a range of simple spiral motifs to navigate in and out of tricky corners with ease. Add eye-catching pebbles, vines and feathers to your repertoire with Christina’s foolproof free-motion quilting tips, and bring a stylish dose of drama with striking S-curves, arcs, flowers and stars. Along the way, you’ll learn how to achieve symmetrical designs, customize and combine motifs for a classic or modern look and even avoid mistakes as you work.

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

Getting Started (25:25)
Meet returning Craftsy instructor Christina Cameli as you explore free-motion quilting in a fun, relaxing environment. Discover what types of thread and machine feet to use before setting up your machine and making several test stitches to assess the tension of your top and bottom threads.

Wiggles & Loops (24:05)
Try your hand at a series of beginner-friendly stitches as Christina shows you how to sketch and then stitch a series of wiggles, loops, ribbon candy and meandering designs. You’ll learn how to fill straight, angled, wide and narrow spaces, hiding irregularities in your designs as you work.

Spirals & Sharp Points (28:46)
Make a variety of round and rectangular spirals without backing into a space that’s too small to stitch out of! Christina shares tips on sketching or simply imagining the starting and stopping points for your designs, and demonstrates sewing spirals of all shapes and sizes.

Circles & Traveling (29:07)
Develop new skills as you create a series of designs that require re-tracing your steps as you stitch. Christina demonstrates her methods for creating pebbles, ovals, vines, feathers and a new spiral variation that will add cheerful and sophisticated notes to your next quilt.

Radiant Designs, S-Curves & Arcs (26:31)
Next up, try your hand at dramatic-looking S-curves and arcs that can be as classic or modern as you want them to look. Christina demonstrates radiant designs like flowers and stars, including ways to connect them with meandering lines, and shares additional tips for creating symmetry or asymmetry.

Adding Emphasis & Mashups (24:36)
Hone your new free-motion quilting skills as you explore ways to mix and match the designs you’ve learned so far in class, mashing favorites like pebbles and ribbon candy together, and controlling which elements pop or recede into the background. Follow along in the downloadable quilting exercises!

Putting It All Together (23:34)
Step back from individual blocks and assess your quilt as a whole as Christina shares helpful tips on design considerations, how to avoid breaking thread and breaking large spaces into smaller, more manageable areas. Finish the class with a tutorial on quilting a large project on a small machine!

Your Instructor

Christina Cameli

Christina Cameli is a quilt designer and free-motion quilter with more than a decade of experience. She writes the quilting blog A Few Scraps and contributes to numerous publications, including Stitch, Quilts & More, Quilty and The Quilt Life. She’s the author of “First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting,” “Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting,” “Step-by-Step Texture Quilting” and more. Christina was also featured on the PBS TV series “Fresh Quilting.”

Bonus Materials

Free-Motion Quilting Essentials - Practice and Exercises


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.