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with Lynda Faires
Online Class

Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h23m

Included in this Class

1. Machine Embellishment Setup

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

2. Decorative Stitches

You don't know what you've got until it's sewn. Lynda shows how shine, strength and size can change a thread's appearance in the transition from spool to fabric. Then she gets to the fun stuff: mixing up motifs and stitches to create new recipes and row patterns, along with 3-D inserts.

3.  Stitching Circles

3. Stitching Circles

Learn how to stitch a perfect circle with no pivoting as Lynda walks you through how a single attachment can make your life a whole lot easier. Then watch as she shows how to join decorative ends, and finishes with a primer on how to get the maximum amount of drama from twin needles.