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with Paula Reid
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Start Machine Quilting

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h42m

Included in this Class

1. Setting Up for Quilting Success

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

2. Pin Basting Your Quilt

Learn Paula's pro tips for laying out your fabric and assembling your layers, keeping everything smooth and taut to avoid unsightly puckers. Next, Paula walks you through valuable pin-basting methods that will secure your quilt sandwich without taking a toll on your hands.

3. Stabilizing the Quilt

3. Stabilizing the Quilt

Quilting tools and machine settings can be daunting to novice and experienced quilters alike, but Paula helps you understand everything you need to know to ensure your quilting success. Learn the best needles, threads and machine feet to use for each project, discover how and when to adjust your machine's tension, and plan your stitch paths to break up a large project into manageable portions.