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Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments

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Make the most of your sewing machine and turn simple stitches into gorgeous adornments for your quilts!

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What You Get

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

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Join instructor Lynda Faires and discover how to transform your quilts into artful masterpieces with decorative stitches, colorful couching techniques and dimensional designs! Learn how to adjust tension for best stitch quality, and change stitch patterns by adjusting stitch length and stitch width. Next, find out how to create multi-row recipes and mix and match simple stitches to create custom looks. Then, learn about the attachment that makes stitching perfect circles a cinch and play with dramatic twin-needle designs. Learn how to couch with Lynda’'s foolproof tips and use this easy technique to incorporate sequins, beads and yarn into your quilts. Discover must-have methods for twisting cord and creating loops and fringe and add free-motion quilting to your repertoire with beautiful monograms, floral motifs and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Machine Embellishment Setup
Meet Lynda Faires, your guide to an endless variety of creative machine embellishments. Take a peek inside Lynda's incredible sample book. Then watch as she shows you how to start your own, beginning with a single stitch sewn using different levels of tension, length and width.
2. Decorative Stitches
3. Stitching Circles
4. Couching
5. Cords
6. Free Motion

Taught by

Lynda Faires
Lynda Faires
Lynda Faires has been sewing since childhood. She began focusing on quilts after retiring from her career in atomic spectroscopy and she’s never looked back! Lynda has taught quilting classes for the past 16 years at the Houston International Quilt Fest and has offered quilting workshops in Europe and New Zealand for more than 20 years. She has also authored articles for publications such as Machine Quilting Unlimited, and her quilts are exhibited across the United States.

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