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Machine Quilting

Free-Motion & More
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Overcome your free-motion fears and build confidence in your machine quilting. Wendy Butler Berns shows you easy techniques from start to finishing!

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Wendy Butler Berns
  • 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

You've spent hours making your quilt top, choosing fabrics, creating a design, piecing and embellishing it. Now learn how to machine quilt it yourself! Wendy shares strategies that will help you succeed, from layering the quilt and choosing threads to finding inspiration for machine-quilting designs. Your confidence will grow as you move from simple free-motion motifs to intricate thread arrangements. In this 10-lesson class you’ll learn how to assemble, bind and quilt your handmade designs. Your free-motion quilting will evolve as you build your skills, first with pencil and paper, then with thread and your sewing machine. Along the way, Wendy shares dozens of troubleshooting tips you can use in any quilting project.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet award-winning quilter, teacher and author Wendy Butler Berns.
2. Preparing Your Quilts
3. Stabilizing the Quilt
4. Walking Foot Stitch Designs
5. Marking for Free-Motion Quilting
6. Simple Free-Motion Quilting
7. Complex Free-Motion Quilting
8. Thread Talk
9. Whole Cloth Quilting & Troubleshooting
10. Bindings & Finishing Touches

Taught by

Wendy Butler Berns
Wendy Butler Berns
Wendy is an award-winning teacher, quilter and the author of Photo Album Quilts. Her quilts have appeared in regional, national and international juried shows, including the International Quilt Show in Houston and the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, KY. She received the Jewel Pearce Patterson scholarship for quilting teachers in 2009, and her articles have appeared in Quilting Arts, Quilters Newsletter and other publications. She teaches and lectures about the art of quilting at conferences, guilds and retreats across the country.

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