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with Elizabeth Dackson
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Start Free-Motion Quilting

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Join quilting author and instructor Elizabeth Dackson to succeed at free-motion quilting on your domestic sewing machine. Start from the beginning: Learn to select the best needles and thread, baste your quilts perfectly and set up your machine and workspace for free-motion fun. Find out how to achieve a consistent stitch length and troubleshoot any issues. Plus, Elizabeth will guide you through a variety of non-linear and linear designs such as stippling, woodgrain, wishbone, modified clamshell and much more! You'll get plenty of free-motion practice while working on the three patterns included with the class: two pillows and a baby quilt or wall hanging. Master free-motion fundamentals to create beautiful quilt projects that look and feel finished.


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 3h2m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Elizabeth Dackson, and jump right into learning her three golden rules of free-motion quilting. You'll set up your machine, grab a quilt sandwich and start practicing!

2. Stipple Patterns

2. Stipple Patterns

Organic, free-form stippling is a great technique to play around with and get a feel for matching your machine and hand speeds. As you quilt, listen to Elizabeth's advice on needles, thread and troubleshooting.

3. Loopy Flowers

3. Loopy Flowers

Expand your design repertoire with playful, loopy flowers as Elizabeth discusses batting as well as tools and strategies that can make your quilting easier and more efficient.