Make your first quilt sandwich a success!
Meet Sandi Blackwell and start with steps for preparing your quilt sandwich: squaring, marking to center your quilt top, batting and backing. With each breakdown, you'll enjoy timesaving tips that make for a speedy sandwich.
Ever wondered how experienced quilters wrangle all of the fabric in a quilt sandwich? For starters, basting helps! Sandi shares how to use pressing and pinning tools, assembling all of your layers to make quilting a snap.
Before diving into actual quilting, make sure you've got a good handle on your tools. Sandi breaks down machine settings and sewing feet so that you're set for success.
Quilting can work in two basic ways: with a walking foot or a free-motion foot. Sandi explains the difference and helps you choose which you like best. You'll also get an introduction to several eye-catching designs and see how to manage almost any size quilt as it passes through your machine (without any fuss!).
Walking foot quilters - it's time to dive in! Sandi demonstrates where to start, depending on your quilt design choice, and explains how having a plan and controlling your thread can help keep your quilting even.
Finish class with with a fun look at free-motion quilting! Start by learning which presser feet work best and move on to controlling stitch length; it's the key to flawless FMQ work! Along the way, you'll get some of Sandi's trusted secrets for fantastic FMQ.