Online Class

Start Free-Motion Quilting


Discover free-motion quilting with comprehensive, start-to-finish guidance. Confidently quilt gorgeous free-motion designs and feel-good texture.

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What You Get

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

Join quilting author and instructor Elizabeth Dackson to succeed at free-motion quilting on your domestic sewing machine. Start from the beginning: Learn to select the best needles and thread, baste your quilts perfectly and set up your machine and workspace for free-motion fun. Find out how to achieve a consistent stitch length and troubleshoot any issues. Plus, Elizabeth will guide you through a variety of non-linear and linear designs such as stippling, woodgrain, wishbone, modified clamshell and much more! You'll get plenty of free-motion practice while working on the three patterns included with the class: two pillows and a baby quilt or wall hanging. Master free-motion fundamentals to create beautiful quilt projects that look and feel finished.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, Elizabeth Dackson, and jump right into learning her three golden rules of free-motion quilting. You'll set up your machine, grab a quilt sandwich and start practicing!
2. Stipple Patterns
3. Loopy Flowers
4. Woodgrain
5. Circuit Board
6. Linear L Design
7. Wishbones
8. Clamshell & Pulley
9. Bonus: Stitching Out of a Corner

Taught by

Elizabeth Dackson
Elizabeth Dackson
Elizabeth Dackson is a passionate quilter, pattern designer and blogger. She is the author of Becoming a Confident Quilter, and her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Quilt, Quiltmaker, Fat Quarterly and more. She teaches quilting in venues across the United States, from local guilds to national events such as Sewing Summit and QuiltCon.
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