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with Cindy Needham
Online Class

Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques

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Take your pieced or whole-cloth quilts from beautiful to spectacular with free-form machine quilting. Award-winning quilting instructor Cindy Needham shares her tips for quilting from the inside out - starting with gourmet batting, basting, and a refresher on thread tension and making quilting lines, then advancing to designs and fillers that will make your quilt tops pop.gCindy will show you ways to divide and conquer the space to create a quilting design that's uniquely yours. Start out with stencils, deconstructing them to create original patterns. Explore medallion-based designs and then go on to freeform elements - including feathers, fillers, and repeating motifs you can use to highlight your quilt with beautiful areas of sunshine and shadow.


  • intermediate
  • 11 episodes
  • 4h44m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Cindy Needham, and learn about this class and the Craftsy platform.

2. Pin Basting

2. Pin Basting

Get a handle on assembling your quilt sandwich by dividing your work surface into quarters, arranging your backing, then pinning and basting. Cindy has some great tips for maneuvering a large quilt.

3. Threads & Tension

3. Threads & Tension

When it comes to quilting threads, one tension does not fit all. Cindy dives into thread delivery, changing your bobbin tension and even thread shopping.