Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine (4h 20m)
Finishing a large quilt doesn’t have to be a colossal chore. Award-winning quilter Ann Petersen shows you easy, large-scale quilting techniques in Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine. Learn five methods for handling and finishing a large quilt yourself (and maybe even save money in the process). This class is perfect for quilters of every level. Basic quilters will find it helpful and easy to follow, while more advanced quilters are sure to pick up new tips and tricks on quilting copious yardage with the same sewing machine they’ve always used.
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting (6h 33m)
You’ll master your home sewing machine and diversify your free-motion quilting motifs. In addition to her designs, Ann shares her expertise in quality quilt construction. From preparation to finishing, Ann’s guidance will make your machine quilting projects easier even as they become more elaborate. Ann gives you the tools to conquer those free-motion fears and make a complicated quilt a fun challenge – not an exercise in frustration.
Playing with Curves (3h 39m)
What You’ll Learn:
How to cut arcs using a variety of templates, tools and methods
How to pin and sew a simple, gentle curve — the essential technique used in all of Ann’s designs and class projects
How to make custom, reusable templates out of plastic sheets and freezer paper
Sure-fire tips for cutting multiple pieces and pressing seams
The step-by-step process of constructing intricate blocks using curves, paper piecing and templates
How to paper piece blocks with curvy motifs using reusable freezer-paper templates
How to cut and sew free-form designs to create blocks limited only by your imagination
Ann’s unique philosophy for quilting in and around all of these innovative blocks
What You’ll Make:
Imaginative place mats or quilt tops based on the five patterns and templates included in your class materials
What You’ll Love:
Gaining confidence as you learn to sew on a curve
Downloadable class materials that include instructions and templates for five quilts based on Ann’s own designs
Expert advice on assembling and quilting your blocks into sinuous and stunning works of art
Projects that build upon one another as you cultivate your skills
Continuous Line Quilting (3h 19m)
Learn to quilt continuous line designs such as fillers, all-overs, borders and stand alone motifs without spending your time tying off and burying tedious threads! Follow continuous line patterns along with award-winning quilter Ann Petersen as you quilt a sampler with stipples, hearts, leaves, stars, snowflakes and more! With Ann’s guidance, you’ll feel comfortable turning non-continuous line designs into continuous ones in no time.
Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results (2h 45m)
The challenge of quilting big projects on small machines has officially been solved! Join expert Ann Petersen and learn a variety of smart techniques for quilt basting and more, to transform your quilting process from arduous to effortless. Master spray basting with a step-by-step demonstration on a full quilt, and use Ann’s tried-and-true stitch in the ditch method to stabilize your quilt. Learn how to adapt free-motion, longarm and overall motifs for your home machine, and divide and conquer any project by quilting it block by block and joining the blocks without sashing. Finally, discover a panel method that de-bulks your quilt, and a split-batting technique that will save you time and effort. Say so long to small-machine limitations, and hello to quilting success!