Craftsy is having a 'Flash Sale' this weekend and the class i reviewed on Creative Quilting with your walking foot is on sale... plus a ton more!
I want you to be able to pick this one up on sale because I think it's a super good class filled with techniques for using your walking foot more creatively.
ALL the quilting in this class is done with your walking foot, which comes with most machines. And your feed dogs are UP so there is NO free-motion involved. Here is part of the class roster.
- Exploring the Basics - Even if you have experimented with your walking foot, you are going to learn a few things you didn't know already, I did!
- Decorative Stitches - I really think this is an area many quilters have not explored. Using a decorative stitch to put your layers together. Jacquie has done a lot of research and gives you a set of stitches to try and really explains them.
- Radiating Designs - Some quilts really call for a design that accents an area, this is the section that teaches you all about it.
- Quilting Curves and Turning Designs - They go hand in hand to show you how to make curves on your quilt.
- Quilting Text - oh my... this is NEXT on my list to try.. see below!
The section on matchbook quilting is awesome. I want to do this so bad! It's time consuming, but the look is incredible with all those little lines.
Jacquie tells us that the best way to go at this is to divide, divide, divide. She has you stitch in 1" intervals, then you return to stitch between those, and between those for a super densely quilted piece. She gives you guidelines on the exact way that will create the most successful look with no puckers, we do NOT want puckers!
The Decorative Serpentine stitch intrigues me. I like that she shows it being stitched and explains to you exactly where to line up this stitch so it looks beautiful when done in repeat.
All through this class Jacquie explains WHAT to look for to keep consistent.
Turning Quilt Designs give you that free-form 'look' with your walking foot. They are spirals and other shapes that add that curved quilting so many quilts need to really bring them up a notch.
I've tried this on my own, but after trying with Jacquie's tips, I'm much better at it!
I will be doing THIS on my quilt I just showed you yesterday!
Jacquie ends the class with a full section of Quilting Strategies, like how to support your quilt. Which is really an important thing to understand or you will struggle.
You also receive a download with diagrams and 2 patterns that give you the space to try these techniques.
until 1/18 at 11:59PM Mountain Time
be sure to also check out the other classes that are on sale
this weekend while you are there
I hope you take advantage of learning how to do incredible and creative machine quilting with your walking foot using Jacquie Gering's techniques!
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