Join award-winning quilter Cyndi Souder and discover how to incorporate beautiful, intricate designs in your quilting. First, find out how to work with a variety of marking tools and stencils, and how to use seam lines and printed fabric as built-in marking guides. Then, discover two ways to efficiently transfer designs, and delve into fun filler motifs. After that, find out how to use overall quilting to reinforce the theme and style of your quilt top, and experiment with variegated thread to add pops of color. Next, find out why planning your quilting is an essential strategy for success, before bringing your original ideas to life with custom free-motion quilting templates. Finally, Cyndi will show you how to use marked designs to accentuate and showcase your piecing, fabric and more, for a quilt that comes together in perfect harmony.
Meet instructor Cyndi Souder, your guide to helping you perfect your quilting technique! Set up your machine for free-motion quilting with Cyndi's insider tips and tools for finding the right tension for your threads, picking the right needle size and comfortably gripping your quilt. Don't forget to warm up!
Don't know what kind of marking tool to trace your quilt stencil with? No problem! Cyndi demonstrates different ways to use a variety of marking tools including wash-out, iron-out and erasable. She also helps you pick the best fabric design for your skill level and shows some sample free-motion quilt designs you can try.
Cyndi guides you through creating simple designs using different tracing and stenciling tools. Be sure to have paper on hand! You'll also begin to practice tracing on multiple colors of fabric and even start stitching a daisy stencil. Don't worry if it's not perfect yet, it's just practice!
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