Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety DVD


Item: W0014R


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: 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.

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.


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