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with Angela Walters
Online Class

Machine Quilting Borders & Backgrounds

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Banish border challenges with expert guidance from machine-quilting maven Angela Walters! Learn how to quilt Angela's favorite border and background designs, and discover fun variations and filler adaptations for six essential motifs. Get started with an accessible approach for breaking borders into manageable sections. Then, begin stitching with the classic herringbone motif. Learn lovely variations and a herringbone background filler, and find out how to turn tricky corners with ease. Next, explore the elegant swirl-chain motif and the eye-catching bracket design. Dive into rich texture with Angela's signature "wavy-wavy" design, and find out how to use the arc motif to embellish narrow borders. Finally, bring the beauty of nature to your borders with the lush ferny motif. Complete class with the skills to quilt any border with ease!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h49m

Included in this Class

1. All About Borders

1. All About Borders

Meet longarm quilter Angela Walters and get a sneak peek at six attractive motifs that will transform your projects. Before you start stitching, discover Angela's efficient approach to quilting large vertical and horizontal spaces, and find out simple tricks for using your favorite motifs as border designs! Plus, learn an easy method of quilting corners.

2. Herringbone

2. Herringbone

The versatile -- and beginner-friendly -- herringbone motif enhances borders of all sizes. With Angela's guidance, learn how to break larger spaces into manageable sections, then stitch fluid diagonal lines from edge to edge. Create fun variations by varying the length of the lines, and see how to use the herringbone motif as a background filler!

3. The Swirl Chain

3. The Swirl Chain

Add elegant effects to larger borders with Angela's easy-to-learn swirl chain motif. Practice stitching a series of elongated swirls and echoes, alternating direction as you go. Worried about turning a corner? Angela shares a simple tip for getting it right every time. In addition, find out how to modify your swirls to create a gorgeous fill design.