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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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Terri Watson, Instructor

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Some people just seem to have been born to quilt, and Terri Watson falls into this wonderful category! Terri discovered quilting in 1989 when, interestingly enough, she was picking up cross-stitch supplies at a local craft store. She was intrigued by Eleanor Burns' book Quilt in a Day, and ended up purchasing the book, fabric and a rotary cutter that day.

Terri often tells her students, "If you are planning your next quilt while making your first one, just surrender and accept the fact that you are now a quilter -- for life!" That's what happened with Terri and she hasn't looked back since.

What started out as a creative hobby became a profession after a number of years working at her town's high school library. Terri wanted something she could do that she'd enjoy, while also maintaining control over her life. Since she'd been quilting for years, it seemed natural for her to explore quilting professionally for others. In 2004, she purchased a Gammill long-arm quilting system. As Terri says, "That was a great day!" She learned her system by quilting many charity quilts, wisely getting very comfortable with her machine before taking on paying clients.

Today, Terri runs her own business quilting for others. One of the most rewarding aspects of her work is that she gets to work on many fabulous quilts created by other talented quilters. And since she loves quilting a lot more than piecing, she's thrilled that she gets to quilt on her machine all the time! She adds new quilting designers to her repertoire regularly by exploring what other quilters are doing at shows or online. Terri's business is thriving -- she currently quilts between 150 and 200 quilts per year!

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FREE -- Class Overview
1:39
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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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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.
January 15, 2014
Lauranette L
Very informative class. I was glad I was able to get the class on special, as I would not have otherwise bought it just due to the price. Teri Wilson is a very good instructor and talented quilter. I did learn that I am tightening my quilt top too tight. Thanks for the class.

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