Online Class

Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders


Discover the beauty of borders! Join instructor Eva Larkin Hawkins for an exploration of how easy it can be to frame your quilts with gorgeous motifs.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Eva Larkin Hawkins
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

What You'll Learn:

* Selecting and auditioning the best stencils and templates for your border

* Using ordinary household items to help you select and stitch out motifs

* How to make your designs flow continuously around the quilt

* Calculating Eva's easy mathematical equations to size and space out your designs

What You'll Make:

* A variety of gorgeous border designs, including hearts, diamonds, continuous hearts, straight and curved feathers

What You'll Love:

* Seeing borders with new eyes, and learning how much aesthetic interest they can add to your quilt

* Choosing fabrics and batting that will make your quilts and stitches pop

* Gaining confidence and control as you stitch your motifs

* Using Eva's equations to size designs to fit any border of your choosing

* Learning dozens of helpful tips and tricks, including cutting considerations and finishing techniques for a polished end product

* Using the supplies, resources, charts and templates in your downloadable class materials

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet your instructor, Eva Larkin Hawkins, and get off to a running start as you learn how to select and prepare fabric, and how to audition and pin your borders before quilting.
2. Templates vs. Stencils
3. Spacing the Motifs
4. Transferring & Stitching the Designs
5. Continuous Border Designs
6. Side Borders & Feathers
7. Top & Bottom Borders
8. Stitching the Outer Border

Taught by

Eva Larkin Hawkins
Eva Larkin Hawkins
Quilting instructor Eva Larkin Hawkins is the author of "Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting: Frames, Fillers, Hundreds of Ideas" and "Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy: 186 Designs from 8 Simple Shapes".
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