DVD Class

Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0012Q


Quilting expert Angela Walters will guide you step by step through quilting pebbles, swirls, squares, feathers, clamshells and ribbon candy, before helping you build on these basic designs to create more complex variations. Use small changes like adding echoing, altering the design layout, combining designs and changing scale to bring new interest to basic designs and an updated look to your quilts. Plus, you can use these modifications on more of your favorite designs to instantly increase your quilting repertoire! Easily tweak basic designs for intriguing visual interest and finish quilts that look anything but simple.

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

Introduction (2:18)
Meet your instructor, quilting teacher and author Angela Walters. You’ll get a sneak peek of what you’ll learn over the course of the class as you set your sights on the seemingly endless design possibilities you’ll embark on.

Pebbles (22:22)
Learn how to create a diverse ensemble of pebble designs, including overlapping and echoing shapes. Angela guides you through methods that set you up for fun, efficient sewing sessions and points out ways to fill blank spaces of all sizes. You’ll learn how to break away from making patterns that are identical as you embrace a more whimsical, spontaneous approach to quilting.

Swirls (22:51)
Angela shows you how to create a basic swirl before adding increasingly complex variations that modify the layout, size and spacing of your swirled patterns to create new aesthetics. You’ll love this free-flowing stitch pattern, as well as the troubleshooting tips Angela offers on freeing yourself from corners and sketching out your designs ahead of time.

Ribbon Candy (19:51)
Discover a new take on a gorgeous classic: ribbon candy stitches! Angela helps you relax into the process of creating basic ribbon shapes and shares tips on ways to visualize this unique pattern. After a little practice, you’ll be ready to create variations as you experiment with shape, size and placement.

Feathers (27:45)
Work through an array of feather motifs, from classic feather designs to flowers, echoes, swirls and more. In addition to learning helpful placement and stitching methods, you’ll also see real examples on quilts to help inspire your future feather designs.

Squares (25:29)
Move from fluid lines into angles as you explore beautiful square designs. Angela demonstrates ways to get comfortable with a mixture of filled, offset and different-sized squares. Learn how to create angles and straight lines with precision using varying sewing speeds, implementing Angela’s helpful troubleshooting tips along the way.

Clamshells (22:19)
Wrap up the class with a bevy of clamshell designs that will add a gorgeous flourish to any blank strip of fabric, from sashes to borders and anything in between. Start with a classic design before trying teardrops, a mod variation, echoed clamshells and more. You’ll finish the class with a new sense of confidence and limitless design combinations that you can use on your future projects!

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: Small Changes, Big Variety - Sketch Practice Sheets


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.