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with Susan Cleveland
Online Class

Creative Quilting: Alternatives to Free Motion

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You don't have to tackle intricate free-motion for eye-catching quilting; there are some simple alternatives that can make a big impact too! Join popular quilting instructor Susan Cleveland and build a toolkit of techniques that will help you mix, match and make something amazing.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h52m

Included in this Class

1. Getting a Professional Finish

1. Getting a Professional Finish

Meet Susan Cleveland, who begins class with all you need to know to get ready for a fabulous finish. Start with pucker-free preparation techniques to get your top ready and move on to simple staystitching that will keep your top from warping while quilting. The lesson ends with steps for properly squaring up your quilt.

2. Quilting in the Ditch

2. Quilting in the Ditch

Want a finish that keeps your stitches hidden and your lines straight? It all starts when you quilt in the ditch. Susan shares where to quilt for maximum structure, pointers for the proper machine set up and tips for savvy thread selection. As you quilt, you'll also get her simple tricks for making sure your work is invisible.

3. Simple Designs, Big Thread

3. Simple Designs, Big Thread

Susan covers big thread quilting, so you can achieve a thicker and more contrasting look. Start with her advice for effective thread choices, before you tackle a variety of ways to guide your work without marking your quilt. Finish the lesson with ways to start and stop designs that will keep your big thread well hidden.