with Leah Day
Online Class

The Free-Motion Effect: Designing Custom Quilting

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Discover Leah Day's quilting strategies as you learn how to select the right design for a range of projects, from intricately pieced quilt tops to ones with appliqué, and everything in between. Begin with a variety of dynamic free-motion designs, and find out how to control the speed and direction of your stitching. Next, discover two all-over spiral variations that don't require stitching in the ditch and can be used to cover an entire quilt. Practice a striking ray motif to accentuate patchwork designs, and follow along with Leah to emphasize pieced projects with paisley, pebbling and filler motifs. Then, delve into versatile designs that will add texture and dimension to quilt borders, before exploring a variety of ways to quilt around and on top of appliqué. You'll finish class with the confidence to choose the right designs for any project, and the skills to bring them beautifully to life!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h57m

Included in this Class

1. The Quilting Effect

1. The Quilting Effect

Meet expert quilter Leah Day, then start learning how to quilt a variety of dynamic free-motion designs. Starting with a basic stippling motif, Leah shows you how to expertly control the speed and direction of your stitching. You'll also discover a simple trick for securing and hiding your thread tails.

2. All-Over Quilting Designs

2. All-Over Quilting Designs

Focus on fast and easy all-over designs that don't require stitching in the ditch! Gain confidence with two spiral variations as Leah demonstrates her process of covering a quilt with a single design.

3. Design Variations

3. Design Variations

Transform the look of your patchwork quilts with Leah's striking sunray motifs! First, practice stitching in the ditch to create an intricate version of this design. Then learn a timesaving technique for quilting an alternative motif with shorter rays. Plus, find out how batting impacts your quilt designs.