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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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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
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
up down
Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Fundamentals of Freehand Long-Arm Quilting:

Average Rating:
4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 7 customers.)
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.
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.

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