Online Class

Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts


Wholecloth quilts are a stitched symphony of fabric, motifs, texture and embellishments. Showcase your quilting as you design and create your own wholecloth treasure.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Cindy Needham
  • 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

Create your own exquisite, one-of-a-kind wholecloth quilts with award-winning instructor Cindy Needham. From choosing and preparing a decorative vintage linen or conventional cotton, to auditioning threads, basting and beyond, Cindy will be your expert guide. Learn to mark and stitch both striking medallion designs and flowing all-over designs. Find out how prints from your backing fabric can inspire the motifs you quilt on top. Create beautiful wholecloth quilting with fillers like cathedral windows, special feathers and more. Then, learn to lay out borders, block your quilt and square it up. Cindy will also provide tips for using cutwork, bridgework, lace edgings and beading to make your quilt even more elegant.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Fabric Selection
Meet your instructor, Cindy Needham, as she leads discussions on wholecloth quilts, fabric selection and incorporating vintage linens into your work.
2. Preparing Your Wholecloth Quilt
3. Medallion & Border Designs
4. All-Over Designs
5. Fillers & Feathers
6. Blocking
7. Special Techniques

Taught by

Cindy Needham
Cindy Needham
Cindy is a nationally recognized quilting instructor. She is the author of Wholecloth Linen Quilts. She fell in love with quilting over 40 years ago while her family was stationed in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and Virginia. Her articles have been published in many magazines, including Quilters Newsletter, American Quilter and Machine Quilting Unlimited.
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