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Skill Level: Beginner

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

Wendy Sheppard
Learn to Machine Quilt
Wendy Sheppard, Instructor
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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.

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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 34 customers.)

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July 12, 2022
Kathryn S
This is a wonderful class for the home machine quilter. Wendy is very clear in her instructions and I can't wait to get started on my quilting sampler which will hang in my sewing room. I really love the idea of practicing the motifs on paper to cement the technique in my mind before I actually attempt it on my quilt.
April 2, 2018
Barbara S
I just started "listening" to Wendy the other night, but could not continue at that time because it was bedtime! LOL! I was confused to the selection of threads and batting which was not completely covered in this first session. I am not sure if it will be covered at a later time. But I liked the idea of learning how to quilt one square at a time instead of doing the whole thing and to connect them to make into a quilt. That is what I wanted to learn how to do! I used the quotation marks to this word," listening", because I am hearing impaired and use the closed captioning which helps me a great deal.
March 16, 2018
Karen G
I am very pleased with Wendy's class. I like being able to stop and start the video. Wendy's presentation is slow and clear which makes comprehension easy. I am finally able to use parts of my sewing machine that I was uncomfortable with previously. I like that she presents a number of types of quilting to choose and practice while demonstrating the various parts of the machine for each. I have greater knowledge!
March 13, 2018
Joyce S
Am new to quilting these instructions seem to be easy according to the reviews.Something I my buy when can.
March 3, 2018
Hendrika B
I throughly enjoyed the class and Wendy is a fantastic teacher it had me practicing my free motion quilting straight away when I feel well enough I have been quite sick but when I have a bit of a good day I sit and practice. Thank you for the course.

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