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Skill Level: Beginner

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.

Terri Watson
Fundamentals of Freehand Long-Arm Quilting
Terri Watson, Instructor
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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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Customer Reviews for Fundamentals of Freehand Long-Arm Quilting:

Average Rating:
5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 9 customers.)
May 4, 2019
Glendia M
very good class
October 31, 2018
Kathleen S L
Excellant class. Terri Watson is an excellent teacher. She explains everything you need to know. I love the templates she gives us to practice with. I will be reviewing these tapes many times. I live the fact that you can add small elements to the patterns and get a new look. Very excited to learn more. Hopefully Annie’s will have Terri do more classes.
March 14, 2017
Regina H
This is a very good class. Very clear. I love the traceable templates! That was just what I was looking for. I would have liked more content though.
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.

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