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Skill Level: Beginner
Wendy Sheppard
Learn to Machine Quilt
Learn to Machine Quilt
Wendy Sheppard, Instructor

Learn how to beautifully finish quilts on your own sewing machine 9 nine machine-quilting techniques including stippling, pebbles, swirly vines and more. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Learn the techniques and tips to develop your free-motion machine quilting skills!

If you cringe when handing over your precious quilts to someone else to finish, then it's time to learn how to finish them yourself using your domestic sewing machine. Machine-quilting expert Wendy Sheppard remembers what it's like to learn how to machine quilt—the fear and frustration, but more importantly, the satisfaction at learning valuable machine-quilting skills. Her experience and expertise will guide you and give you the confidence to beautifully quilt your projects.
In this quilting class, you will:
  • Discover which threads, needles, batting and notions work best with machine quilting
  • Learn how to securely start and stop stitching
  • Discover how to imprint quilt motifs in your brain before taking them to the sewing machine
  • Practice and learn straight-line stitching close together and far apart parallel lines, corners and crosshatching
  • Learn free-motion quilting techniques stippling, swirly vines, interchanging vine, allover swirls, jester's hat, single and double echoing, and pebbles.
Practice each quilting technique as you create a 24" x 24" tone-on-tone sampler wall hanging included in the class.

Learning these techniques and quilting motifs will greatly enhance and broaden your ability to finish your quilts, allowing you to add more texture, depth and beauty to your quilted creations.

Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Essential Tools & Notions
Prepping the Class Project
Quilting Straight Lines
Allover Swirls
Jester's Hat
Swirly Vines
Interchanging Vines
Finishing the Project
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Machine Quilt:

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 14 customers.)

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April 10, 2015
Roberta M
Maybe free motion quilting isn't my thing. It looks too difficult, I need stencils or templates.
November 10, 2014
Laura B
I ended up taking a live class because I just wasn't getting what I needed from this class and have since decided that free motion is probably not for me.
August 8, 2014
Janice H
I really enjoyed taking this class and following along to create my sampler. It turned out good and gave me the courage to create several lap quilts for my great granddaughters; I used mostly the straight line stitch and stitch in the ditch styles. I am now ready to try the other styles on another quilt that I am making. I have made many quilts and always hand quilted them. I still find that relaxing, but I also like to try new things. Wendy has a nice teaching style and watching her quilt made me want to try it. I did find that I had a hard time making my machine go slower as I am an experienced sewer and like to go fast. My husband devised a stop for my pressure foot and now I can go as slow as I need to. Thanks for a very good class. I know that I will refer to it many more times in the future.
August 6, 2014
Jean H
I had been trying to learn free motion quilting for several months when I took Wendy's class. It was like a light bulb went off and it all fell into place after watching her sew. It does take lots & lots of practice to get feathers, etc. almost perfect. Wendy's class answered so many questions I'd had. I'm almost finished quilting a queen size quilt on my home machine with lots of feathers and pebbles. A year ago I'd never have attempted this. And I'm very proud of how it's turning out. So if anyone is waffling about taking this class, it's well worth taking.
July 31, 2014
Charlena D
I need help in finding the instructor response. I wrote to Wendy Shepared via Ask the Instructor. I have received the e-mail that Wendy has answer my question and for me to check My Notebook. Tell me where I can find My Notebook?
Charlena D.
Annie's Customer Service

Charlena - You'll just need to log in to your account and access your class to find My Notebook. Scroll down to the bottom and you'll see five tabs on the left side of the page and one of those will be My Notebook. Click on that to see Wendy's response.

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