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with Cyndi Souder
Online Class

Master Your Machine: Secrets for Beginner Quilters

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Get the knowledge you need to turn your quilting sewing machine into your most valuable tool! Join instructor Cyndi Souder for step-by-step guidance through setup, operating and troubleshooting essentials, starting with how to properly thread your machine. Next, find out how to quickly diagnose and solve thread tension issues and achieve smooth, even stitches every time. Speaking of stitches, isn't it time you dared to go beyond your machine's default settings? Cyndi will show you how to adjust stitch length and width before revealing several stitches that every quilter should know. Then, explore presser and walking foot options, and learn how to choose the right foot for any project. Along the way, you'll discover foolproof tips to prevent and address common problems so you can keep your machine running smoothly for many years, and quilts, to come!


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h18m

Included in this Class

1. Setting Up Your Machine

1. Setting Up Your Machine

Meet machine mastermind Cyndi Souder and dive into your class with an overview of the kinds of sewing machines you might use as a quilter. Cyndi shares tips for creating a functional, ergonomic workspace that will maximize your speed and comfort.

2. Threading

2. Threading

Selecting and using thread properly can make all the difference in your quilting. Cyndi shares key information for threading your machine, installing bobbins and troubleshooting less-than-perfect stitches. She also shows you which thread types are best for which projects.

3. Fixing Tension

3. Fixing Tension

Issues with thread tension can stymie even the most advanced of quilters, but Cyndi teaches you how to problem solve and fix tension issues like a pro. Learn how (and when) to adjust tension in the top and bobbin thread to yield beautiful, even stitches.