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with Christina Cameli
Online Class

Free-Motion Quilting Essentials

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Give your quilts the fabulous finish they deserve as author Christina Cameli demystifies free-motion fundamentals! Learn key machine setup tricks, including how to adjust tension, and dive right in with a series of beginner-friendly stitches. Find out how to create lovely loops, wiggles and ribbon candy to fill wedges, corners, focal points and more, and use a range of simple spiral motifs to navigate in and out of tricky corners with ease. Add eye-catching pebbles, vines and feathers to your repertoire with Christina's foolproof free-motion quilting tips, and bring a stylish dose of drama with striking S-curves, arcs, flowers and stars. Along the way, you’ll learn how to achieve symmetrical designs, customize and combine motifs for a classic or modern look and even avoid mistakes as you work.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h2m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Meet returning Craftsy instructor Christina Cameli as you explore free-motion quilting in a fun, relaxing environment. Discover what types of thread and machine feet to use before setting up your machine and making several test stitches to assess the tension of your top and bottom threads.

2. Wiggles & Loops

2. Wiggles & Loops

Try your hand at a series of beginner-friendly stitches as Christina shows you how to sketch and then stitch a series of wiggles, loops, ribbon candy and meandering designs. You'll learn how to fill straight, angled, wide and narrow spaces, hiding irregularities in your designs as you work.

3. Spirals & Sharp Points

3. Spirals & Sharp Points

Make a variety of round and rectangular spirals without backing into a space that's too small to stitch out of! Christina shares tips on sketching or simply imagining the starting and stopping points for your designs, and demonstrates sewing spirals of all shapes and sizes.