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Ready to Quilt: Quick Tips to Get You Started

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Make your first quilt sandwich a success!

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sandi Blackwell
  • 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.


Get your layers ready for machine quilting with fuss-free tips and techniques. Popular instructor Sandi Blackwell walks you through assembling your top, preparing your machine and quilting with either a walking foot or free-motion foot. Start with these simple steps, end with a quilt you’ll treasure.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Preparing All Quilt Layers
Meet Sandi Blackwell and start with steps for preparing your quilt sandwich: squaring, marking to center your quilt top, batting and backing. With each breakdown, you'll enjoy timesaving tips that make for a speedy sandwich.
2. Assembly & Basting
3. Machine & Quilting Foot Basics
4. Planning & Design Options
5. Let's Go: Straight Machine Quilting
6. Basic Free-Motion Quilting

Taught by

Sandi Blackwell
Sandi Blackwell
Sandi has been sewing all her life and quilting for more than 25 years. After beginning a custom quilt business and shipping orders throughout the United States and Europe, she became a teacher, pattern designer, author and speaker. Sandi created the Square-agonals® technique, which has led to three books and a line of patterns. She's taught throughout the country and in Ireland; at Quilt Market; and at "The Quilters Hall of Fame" in Marion, Indiana, every year since 2011. Sandi enjoys sharing her techniques and making her students' quilting experience easier, more creative and more rewarding.

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