What could be better than learning insider tips from an award-winning designer? Join embroidery expert Susan Stewart and learn how fabric piecing and quilting lines can take your embroidery beyond the hoop as you create a truly captivating wall hanging! Perfect your placement, even on pieced fabric, and learn when to stitch and when to piece. Susan will share her tricks for adding stability without sacrificing softness, and show you how to re-hoop to form magnificent borders with repeating designs. Embroider triangles without worrying about bias stretch and watch your embroidery come to life with free-motion quilting. Plus, youll get three exclusive Zündt designs for ample inspiration as you open up an exciting new frontier in your embroidery!
Meet your instructor, Susan Stewart, and preview the amazing quilt you'll make from combining traditional quilting techniques with machine embroidery. Learn how color choice can dramatically change the color of your quilt as you discover which fabrics and threads work best for this project. Susan shares tips for marking and testing the first designs as you embroider the corner squares of your quilt.
Learn how to mark and embroider beautiful borders with repeating or mirrored designs. Discover how the swirl designs included with your class can be positioned four different ways for maximum creative freedom. Then, Susan walks you through the tricky process of embroidering on the bias as she discuses hooping and stitching the swirls featured on the quilt's triangular panels.
Learn how to use freezer-paper templates for precise piecing as you form the central radiating block design. Learn how to use your rotary cutter for maximum efficiency and find out which thread works best when piecing together embroidered quilts. Once you've pieced your blocks into the quilt center, learn how to mark and hoop for your four center embroidery designs.