Quilting the Grid: Structured Free Motion (DVD + Streaming)
- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials with purchase
- 6 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 19m
Want to venture into free-motion quilting but not sure where to start? Quilting expert Christina Cameli shows you how to combine your walking foot and free-motion quilting to achieve uniquely textured geometric designs. Conquer negative space with confidence and set up a variety of grids to perfectly fit your quilt including diamonds, triangles and radiant grids. With Christina’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll gain confidence in your free-motion quilting as you stitch one section at a time.
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.)
Meet your instructor Christina and start by creating a grid for your quilt to use as a guide for free-motion quilting. Using a ruler and a walking foot, Christina shows you step by step how to make a basic and an on-point grid. Then, see how to split your grids to form even more fun shapes!
Diamond Grids (18:50)
Next, expand your quilting horizons by learning how to quilt diamond-based grids. Find out how to make and measure evenly spaced lines as you explore diamonds, triangles and radiant grids all with your walking foot.
Working Inside the Grid (23:54)
Ready for some quilting magic? Discover how to use your walking foot to emphasize the quilt grid with flanked lines. After that, see how simple free-motion fills like arcs and loops really bring the quilting to life. Plus, Christina shares tips for efficient traveling so you can easily quilt large sections without getting stuck.
Filling Spaces (23:37)
Next, add texture to your grid with easy fillers. Christina demos how to create a checkerboard effect with back-and-forth lines, then steps it up a notch with Lazy-Eights. She also shows you how to free-motion quilt straight lines for an effect she calls “prism quilting”.
Circular & Spiral Fillers (18:21)
Then, quilt out of the box with fun curved fillers that nearly hide the original grid. See how spirals, circles and ovals add wonderful texture to your quilt. Plus, learn what to quilt in the negative space that surrounds these fillers.
Complex Grid Fillers (30:38)
Wrap things up by exploring more variations for filling the grid. See how combining motifs and fillers gives you endless quilting choices. Afterwards, Christina demos some of her favorites, including loops, seagulls, florals and more – you can easily achieve them all by quilting the grid one section at a time.
Christina Cameli is a quilt designer and free-motion quilter with more than a decade of experience. She writes the quilting blog A Few Scraps and contributes to numerous publications, including Stitch, Quilts & More, Quilty and The Quilt Life. She’s the author of “First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting,” “Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting,” “Step-by-Step Texture Quilting” and more. Christina was also featured on the PBS TV series “Fresh Quilting.”
Quilting the Grid: Structured Free Motion - Class Materials
Bonus materials available after purchase
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.