Go from sketching simple patterns to sewing complex designs, turning your previously plain palettes into wonderful works of art. Learn to break up negative space with a variety of motifs. Play with pebbles and paisleys, twirl with circles and swirls, and travel through a garden of stitched leaves, as you incorporate different design elements to produce subtle and sumptuous surfaces.
NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.
Meet your instructor, Angela Walters, and gain an overview of free-motion quilting and what you’ll learn over the course of the class.
Sketching: Negative Space (24:30)
What is negative space? Angela answers this question as she teaches you how to sketch designs that can be used to fill in the background of your quilts.
Sketching: Combining Designs (16:57)
Take your machine quilting skills a step further as you tackle swirls, leaves and other unique designs that add interesting twists to your quilts.
Sketching: Changing Your Scale (15:07)
Love a design, but need to make it smaller or larger to fit a specific width? Angela shows you how to resize your designs and sketch them in the scale that you prefer.
Echoing Quilt Designs (9:59)
Angela demonstrates techniques on her longarm machine that can be used to echo various quilting designs. Additionally, you’ll learn how to mark your quilt top and achieve even, professional-looking results.
Stitching in Negative Space (27:17)
Bring your designs from Lesson 2 to life as you quilt swirls, lines, circles and any other designs of your choosing with Angela’s expert advice along the way.
Quilting Designs (17:14)
Follow along with Angela or create your own patterns as you learn how to work with various combinations of designs, including swirls, circles, leaves and more!
Changing Scale (20:10)
Practice circles, teardrops, paisley and more in various sizes to achieve a wide variety of looks. Angela also shows you how to highlight a focal point using a gorgeous technique.
Intermediate Design (20:55)
Kick up your design skills yet another notch as you practice intermediate designs, including wood grain, tiles, flowers and plumes.
Design Gallery (7:03)
To conclude the class, Angela offers quilt “eye candy” to show how many different, dazzling ways you can incorporate these designs into future projects. You’ll never look at negative space the same way again!
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.
Your class DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. You will not have streaming access to this class in your Craftsy Account unless you purchase(d) it separately. If you’d like to own this class in BOTH on-demand streaming form and DVD, we recommend you purchase that combination item on Craftsy.com.
Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.
Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD-only class purchased on Craftsy.com includes the physical DVD in the mail. The physical disc(s) are yours to keep forever, 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?
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Do your DVDs work on international players?
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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.