DVD Class

Machine Quilting Borders & Backgrounds (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0009Q


Banish border challenges with expert guidance from machine-quilting maven Angela Walters!

Learn how to quilt Angela’s favorite border and background designs, and discover fun variations and filler adaptations for six essential motifs. Get started with an accessible approach for breaking borders into manageable sections. Then, begin stitching with the classic herringbone motif. Learn lovely variations and a herringbone background filler, and find out how to turn tricky corners with ease. Next, explore the elegant swirl-chain motif and the eye-catching bracket design. Dive into rich texture with Angela’s signature “wavy-wavy” design, and find out how to use the arc motif to embellish narrow borders. Finally, bring the beauty of nature to your borders with the lush ferny motif. Complete class with the skills to quilt any border with ease!

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

All About Borders (19:09)
Meet longarm quilter Angela Walters and get a sneak peek at six attractive motifs that will transform your projects. Before you start stitching, discover Angela’s efficient approach to quilting large vertical and horizontal spaces, and find out simple tricks for using your favorite motifs as border designs! Plus, learn an easy method of quilting corners.

Herringbone (12:31)
The versatile — and beginner-friendly — herringbone motif enhances borders of all sizes. With Angela’s guidance, learn how to break larger spaces into manageable sections, then stitch fluid diagonal lines from edge to edge. Create fun variations by varying the length of the lines, and see how to use the herringbone motif as a background filler!

The Swirl Chain (14:15)
Add elegant effects to larger borders with Angela’s easy-to-learn swirl chain motif. Practice stitching a series of elongated swirls and echoes, alternating direction as you go. Worried about turning a corner? Angela shares a simple tip for getting it right every time. In addition, find out how to modify your swirls to create a gorgeous fill design.

Brackets (15:18)
Transform empty borders with rows of lovely bracket shapes for a classic framing effect. Get detailed instruction on how to stitch one side of the motif before tackling its mirror image. Then, discover two effective options for turning the corner. You’ll also see how to complement your border designs with graphic swirl background patterns.

Wavy, Wavy (17:17)
Want to embellish your borders with rich texture and detail? Angela shows you how with her versatile wavy, wavy design. Starting with a basic triangle shape, you’ll see how to add echoing to create an intricate motif that will make any size border pop — no marking required! Plus, practice stitching several eye-catching background variations.

Arcs (15:23)
Go minimalist with your design choices using a simple arc pattern that works well with thinner borders or strip quilts. Alternate the direction of your arcs, or create a motif with offset points for two completely different looks. Finish by quilting a complementary background design with whimsical clamshells, swirls and more.

Ferny Design (15:40)
Learn to quilt frilled ferny motifs for a nature-inspired design. Angela walks you through the process of stitching curvy leaf shapes — and their reverse images — while offering troubleshooting tips along the way! In addition, discover how to create a gorgeous leafy filler pattern that will complement any quilt top.

Your Instructor

Angela Walters

Angela Walters, the host of our YouTube series “The Midnight Quilt Show,” is a longarm quilter, teacher and author of several books, including “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters” and “In the Studio with Angela Walters.” Her quilting journey began with her husband’s grandfather; together they made her first quilt – a nine-patch that is still on her bed today. Thousands of swirls, feathers and parallel lines later, Angela has turned her love of stitches and fabric into a thriving business focused on modern machine quilting.

Bonus Materials

Machine Quilting Borders and Backgrounds - Supplies and Designs


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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.