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Skill Level: Beginner
Terri Watson
Fundamentals of Freehand Long-Arm Quilting
Fundamentals of Freehand Long-Arm Quilting
Terri Watson, Instructor

Join professional longarm quilter Terri Watson as she takes the mystery and fear out of using these impressive and fast quilting systems. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Watching a long-arm quilting system stitch a quilt at high speeds is almost magical! Many quilters have taken the plunge and purchased a long-arm system but don't really know how to use it comfortably. Join professional long-arm quilter Terri Watson as she takes the mystery and fear out of using these impressive and fast quilting systems.

In this quilting class, you will:
  • Get Terri's top 13 tips for long-arm quilters
  • Start getting comfortable with your machine
  • Practice threading and tension
  • Discover several tried-and-true methods for starting and stopping your stitching
  • Learn six versatile quilting motifs including basic meander, ribbon meander, loopy meander, wind and water meander, filigree and boxes
  • Listen to Terri's honest and candid discussion on quilting professionally for others
You'll get to doodle and practice every stitching design along with Terri using her helpful tips and reassuring guidance. After taking this class, you'll have the skills and confidence to get the most out of your long-arm quilting system!

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FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Getting Started in Long-Arm ...
Attaching the Quilt - 3 ...
Basting Your Piece
Threading Tips & Tension
Starts & Stops
Getting the Feel of Your ...
Perfecting the Basic Meander
Ribbon Meander
Loopy Meander
Wind & Water Meander
Quilting Professionally
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

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April 15, 2016
Lois W
I not quite through the entire lesson, but I have definitely picked up useful information already. I have been quilting for 20 years, but always did it by hand. recently purchased a long-arm, and need to learn a new skill. This class is very helpful in accomplishing that. I had problems with skipping stitches, no one ever mentioned it could be the tension of the quilt. Just that bit of knowledge is worth what I paid for it. I hope she does more classes for intermediate and advanced quilter's. I also like that I can return and review a lesson as a refresher.
March 30, 2015
Betty C
This is a very informative class for beginners I would like more advance classes.
There is just not much out on the web in reference to long-arm quilters and maybe there is not much more to know. You find a lot of freehand quilting classes but very little on computerized quilting programs for which I am interested in. The prices are a little high and I also would not have purchased the class if it had not been for the special.
February 24, 2015
Susan A
Excellent video. I love the way it moves right along and gives you really important information. I have seen comments where others would like a more advanced class, has that happened yet?
September 23, 2014
Mary H
I find this very helpful. I would like to have another class a little more advanced. I have several sew boards, I'm sure you are familiar with them, but I have a problem getting them to stay in place while I follow them with my stylis. It is too difficult to hold the board with one hand and move the machine with your other. Do you have any suggestions for keeping them in place?
Thanks you for your great lessons.
Lauranette, I to have getting my quilts a little too tight.
April 16, 2014
Susan F
Excellent class for newbies. Useful info, clearly presented.

Would appreciate more advanced classes in longarm quilting, as I do not have a group in my area, and I cannot travel to the national conventions.

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