DVD Class

Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0018Q


Don’t let your lack of a longarm machine keep you from creating beautiful quilting!

Join expert instructor Amy Johnson, and learn how to use specialty longarm quilting rulers to easily achieve incredibly smooth lines, curves and motifs with your domestic sewing machine. After an overview of essential techniques, find out how to use straight quilting rulers to create versatile all-over quilting, dynamic crosshatching and more. Then, prepare for curves ahead as Amy guides you through using curved templates to create classic egg-and-dart and pumpkin seed motifs. Dive into a beautiful Celtic knot design as you discover how to quilt complex designs with longarm rulers and rotating templates. And, follow along with Amy to pair these specialty rulers with free-motion flair, and beautify your borders with smart ruler strategies.

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

First Steps With Rulers (14:04)
Meet quilting instructor Amy Johnson and preview the quilting techniques you’ll master on your home sewing machine. Get started by learning how to handle your quilt and ruler as a cohesive unit. You’ll also gain familiarity working with a ruler presser foot as you stitch in the ditch using a free-motion ruler as a guide.

About Rulers (10:28)
Set yourself up for success by selecting the best ruler for the job! Amy offers expert advice on how a ruler’s thickness, shape and markings will impact your quilting, and she shares handy DIY options for attaching handles and grips for additional control. Then, practice quilting with a curved ruler for smooth, precise results.

Designs With Straight Rulers (19:29)
Amy demystifies the process of working with straight rulers to quilt a variety of versatile all-over patterns. Learn how to create straight and diagonal crosshatching — with minimal marking, measuring and backtracking — and discover an easy method for quilting around appliqué. You’ll be inspired by the possibilities!

Designs With Curved Rulers (16:06)
Add three more lovely designs to your repertoire using curved rulers. Starting with curved crosshatching, Amy shows you how to use a ruler’s guides, saving you time from marking the fabric. In addition, learn simple techniques for expertly quilting classic egg-and-dart and pumpkin seed motifs.

Complex Shapes & Motifs (15:31)
Discover the secret to creating complex shapes with basic rulers. Amy walks through the process of stitching an attractive Celtic knot design in four easy steps, and you’ll see how to effectively use rotating templates as well as rulers with interior shapes. Working with a bulky quilt? Get helpful tips on using rulers to quilt larger projects.

Rulers & Free-Motion Quilting (10:00)
Create striking, cohesive designs by combining your ruler work with free-motion quilting. With Amy’s guidance, learn how to quilt a basic framework with your rulers before stitching in a variety of free-motion designs that will make your projects shine!

Rulers & Borders (18:33)
Enhance the look of your quilted borders using Amy’s tried-and-true ruler techniques. Get detailed instruction on stitching scallop-shaped swags, then practice making simple piano keys of varying widths, perfect for filling out any border design. In addition, Amy shares her favorite motif — pointed swags framed by elegant feathers.

Your Instructor

Amy Johnson

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

Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine - Supplies and Resources


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?
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How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
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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.