Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine DVD
- Includes physical DVD only
- 7 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 1h 44m
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: 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.
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.
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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