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Escape the Ditch: Empower Your Quilting

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Liberate your stitches – move beyond quilting in the ditch!

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Printable class resources, including a supply list and quilting motif templates
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Helen Godden

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Take charge of your quilting and gain free-motion confidence! Expert Helen Godden shares empowering techniques to make quilting fun again.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Liberate Yourself From the Ditch
Meet Helen Godden and start class by understanding why free-motion quilting may have challenged you in the past. Get comfortable with 360 degrees of sewing, and learn how to properly mark your quilt for guidance, not restriction. Warm up with a few simple grid-based motifs including cathedral windows and jigsaw puzzles.
2. Taming Your Stitches
3. Consistency & Crossing Over
4. Maintenance & Tension
5. Feathers & More
6. Let Your Quilting Tell a Story

Taught by

Helen Godden
Helen Godden
Helen Godden is an award-winning Australian quilt designer who travels throughout the world to teach her theories of free-motion machine quilting. She’s written several books on quilting, including "50 Styles of Quilting" and "Quilt-a-Doodle-Do!" Read more about Helen on her website,

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