DVD Class

The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting DVD


Item: W0335R


Get organized with home storage that features the best of both fun style and fabulous functionality! Join expert and designer Annie Unrein as she shows you how to sew organizers for a beautiful, handmade way to keep track of knickknacks, notions and anything else that might fit. Take the fuss out of working with multiple layers using Annie’s tricks for sewing through layered fabric and stabilizer. Then, quilt fabric pieces and combine them with zippers and pockets for sturdy, standing organizers. You’ll also get insider tricks for working with bias binding and learn how to seamlessly join binding for a polished look. Plus, customize your organizers to meet your needs with labels, handles, lids and more!

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

Nestled Designs (23:58)
Meet quilting instructor and author Christina Cameli, then dive right into learning about nestled free-motion quilting designs such as pebbles. Christina demonstrates how to adapt your designs by adding stitch patterns inside the pebbles, and how to play with other nested shapes such as ovals, squares and triangles. You’ll see how to recognize a nestled pattern within a completed quilt so you can re-create it in your own quilting!

Beads on a String Designs (31:22)
Beads on a string is a low-stress, high-impact design that’s fun to learn and modify. Christina walks you through the basic structure of the design with simple pebbles, asterisks and flowers, then shows how you can add apparent complexity by interlocking shapes or adding a few filler lines. Learn Christina’s tips for tackling such designs on a larger quilt and see how to deconstruct the quilted designs from finished quilts that inspire you.

Emerging Designs (20:57)
Christina demonstrates how emerging designs can “grow” across your quilt, with each new element sprouting like leaves between two others. Practice with a simple paisley or leaf shape, then add internal complexity with pebbles, spirals and s-curves. Christina shows how to work with these designs along an edge, and how to fill in any empty spaces between designs.

Echoing Designs (22:32)
Is there an echo in here? If you’re quilting along with Christina, the answer is yes! Get a handle on the structure of echo designs and how they can build on each other across your project. Learn strategies for getting in and out of tight spots and recognizing echo designs in other quilts so you can re-create them in your own.

Climbing Designs (27:19)
Use climbing designs to quilt the borders of your project, or use them as an all-over motif. Christina demonstrates how you can sketch out and then stitch climbing spirals, leaves and flowers that build on each other as you progress, and how to plan for corners so your stitching flows naturally and beautifully. Mix up your climbing designs to fill in a larger space. Christina shows you how!

Branching Designs (20:18)
You’ll get lots of practice traveling along previous stitching lines when you use a branching design in your quilting. Sketch your designs along with Christina to get a feel for the movement, then try stitching elegant curlicue branches adorned with small and large leaves. Christina also helps you deconstruct a branching design from an already-quilted piece so you can replicate it in your own work!

Follow-Along Designs (21:35)
Follow-along designs grow along a stitched or marked central line, making it very easy to plan the path of your quilting. Christina shares strategies for creating your designs and stitching them out and offers lots of variations to consider. Learn how to spot and re-create such designs and how to combine them for borders or an all-over pattern. You’ll be eager to start practicing them right away!

Your Instructor

Christina Cameli
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.”


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your class DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. You will not have streaming access to this class in your Craftsy Account unless you purchase(d) it separately. If you’d like to own this class in BOTH on-demand streaming form and DVD, we recommend you purchase that combination item on Craftsy.com.

Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD-only class purchased on Craftsy.com includes the physical DVD in the mail. The physical disc(s) are yours to keep forever, 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.