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Start Machine Quilting

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Make machine quilting fun, relaxing and rewarding. Learn how to machine quilt all your own projects for pucker-free results with beautiful designs.

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What You Get

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


Finish all your quilt projects with confidence alongside prolific instructor Paula Reid. Choose the perfect batting, needles, thread and machine feet for every project. Layer and pin baste your backing, batting and quilt top for pucker-free quilting. Adjust your tension and stitch length for stitches that look and act just the way you want. Straight stitch quilts so that your layers remain securely fastened through multiple washings, and your starts and stops are virtually invisible. Master Paula's "fluff and stuff" method to easily move any size quilt through your machine. Select, mark and free-motion quilt the perfect designs for your quilt. Plus, gain the confidence to freehand quilt gorgeous hearts, flowers and leaves with no marking. Turn your pieced tops into quilts you love!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Setting Up for Quilting Success
Meet quilting instructor Paula Reid and discover the joys of learning how to machine quilt at home! Paula starts the class by sharing the best ways to set up your workspace, and offers a thorough introduction to batting, including the best types to choose for various projects.
2. Pin Basting Your Quilt
3. Stabilizing the Quilt
4. Start Stitching & Moving
5. Marking Your Quilt
6. Beginning Free-Motion Quilting
7. Freehand Quilting

Taught by

Paula Reid
Paula Reid
Paula Reid fell in love with machine quilting in 1990. Four years later, she opened a professional quilting business. Today, Paula has quilted more than 1,500 quilts on domestic machines. She travels multiple times each month to stores, guilds, national shows, and for quilting cruises. Spending weeks at a time on the road, Paula has decided that nothing is more fun than sharing ideas with the quilters she meets in her classes. In addition to various quilting DVDs and being a former guest on Simply Quilts, Paula is also the national spokesperson for Mettler Threads.

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