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Exploring Natural Machine-Quilting Motifs

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Adorn your quilts with a gorgeous garden of motifs! Turn simple shapes into elegant ferns, berries and bouquets that will make every quilt top blossom.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Linda Bratten
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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.

Class Overview

Join machine-quilting expert Linda Bratten for a free-motion walk through the woods, and learn essential techniques for quilting flowers and lovely, nature-inspired motifs. Discover the easy elements behind seemingly complex designs, and gain must-have tips for quilting negative space, echoing and traveling. Start stitching as you turn a simple teardrop shape into a variety of versatile leaf motifs that are perfect for borders and edge-to-edge designs. Then, transform letters and shapes into branch, vine and pine-cone motifs that add lush texture to your projects. Dive into delightful strawberry, citrus wedge and garden vegetable designs before quilting beautiful petals, tulips, poppies and more. Plus, learn adorable designs including dragonflies, peacock feathers and seashells, and bring the beauty of the outdoors to any project!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet free-motion quilter Linda Bratten and get a sneak peek at the unique nature-inspired motifs you'll learn in class. Whether you're finishing up a quilt or embellishing home decor, Linda's designs will add visual interest and texture to any of your projects!
2. Basic Building Blocks
3. Leaves
4. Vines & Branches
5. Ferns & Palms
6. Fruits & Vegetables
7. Flowers
8. The Animal Kingdom

Taught by

Linda Bratten
Linda Bratten
Linda Bratten has led numerous machine-quilting workshops, and has also taught at the Machine Quilters' Showcase, sponsored by The International Machine Quilters Association. You can find out more about Linda on her blog,

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