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Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results

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Quilting bed-sized projects on your home machine doesn't have to be a king-sized chore! Learn foolproof methods for conquering this common challenge.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and batting guide
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Ann Petersen
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

The challenge of quilting big projects on small machines has officially been solved! Join expert Ann Petersen and learn a variety of smart techniques for quilt basting and more, to transform your quilting process from arduous to effortless. Master spray basting with a step-by-step demonstration on a full quilt, and use Ann's tried-and-true stitch in the ditch method to stabilize your quilt. Learn how to adapt free-motion, longarm and overall motifs for your home machine, and divide and conquer any project by quilting it block by block and joining the blocks without sashing. Finally, discover a panel method that de-bulks your quilt, and a split-batting technique that will save you time and effort. Say so long to small-machine limitations, and hello to quilting success!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Spray Basting Large Quilts
Meet expert quiltmaker Ann Petersen and get started quilting large projects on your home machine! Learn how to effectively use spray baste to adhere your bed-size quilt top to the batting and backing. Then iron the resulting quilt sandwich to create a smooth, taut surface.
2. Stabilizing for Successful Quilting
3. Free Motion & Big Quilts
4. Design Considerations
5. Block-by-Block Method
6. The Split-Top Method
7. The Split-Batting Method

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Taught by

Ann Petersen
Ann Petersen
Ann Petersen has been sewing quilts since her childhood, and her work has been featured in numerous books, magazine and exhibitions. Ann’s quilts have won multiple awards, including first place at both the Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She teaches quilting classes on Craftsy and around the US.

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