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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
Fundamentals of Freehand Long-Arm Quilting
Terri Watson, Instructor
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Fundamentals of Freehand Long-Arm Quilting FAQ

I see that you are using a stitch regulator to quilt in the class videos. Is that a must? My machine does not have that capability.Expand

No, a stitch regulator is not necessary for this class. The reason I use it is because I learned to machine-quilt with one. Honestly, even with the stitch regulator, the quilter must still learn to maneuver the quilt sandwich under that throat area of her machine. And the exercises in this class are focused on helping quilters learn to maneuver the quilt sandwich in mind. The various motifs are chosen because they force quilters to slow down and take a stitch at a time when they learn to move their quilt sandwiches. Going back to the stitch regulator, I have taught students that do NOT get along with the stitch regulator and actually quilt better without it.

When I quilt, should I start from the middle and work my way out?Expand

My opinion on that is that if a quilt is properly basted, it is okay to start from the edge. I just start from the edge that is most convenient to me, and work until all the quilting area is filled. I don't have a fixed scheme as to working in quadrants/sections; I know many do. I think either way would work because the ultimate goal is to fill the entire quilt with quilting.

FREE -- Class Overview
1:39
FREE -- Introduction
2:35
Getting Started in Long-Arm ...
6:12
Attaching the Quilt - 3 ...
10:16
Basting Your Piece
4:27
Threading Tips & Tension
2:59
Starts & Stops
1:53
Getting the Feel of Your ...
3:57
Perfecting the Basic Meander
12:08
Ribbon Meander
6:53
Loopy Meander
5:41
Wind & Water Meander
8:18
Filigree
12:37
Boxes
7:25
Quilting Professionally
4:32
Class Wrap-Up
1:08
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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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