Total Time: 2 hours 6 mins 48 secs
Taught by Sue Nickels
See how expert quilter, Sue Nickels, transforms a traditional Amish quilt top in this three-part free-motion quilting course. Not only will you learn how to design your own quilting patterns, but also how to create templates, trace patterns, and transfer designs to your quilt.. Along the way, you’ll learn a wealth of free-motion quilting wisdom. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or brand new to machine quilting, you are sure to find this course filled with helpful instruction and inspiration.
Free-Motion Quilting
Part 1:
Create Your Own Quilting Design
Sue Nickels
In Part 1, you will learn how to design your own quilting patterns and create custom templates. Using an already-pieced quilt top, Sue demonstrates how to create a design concept and sketch patterns. All of the basics are covered here, including how to design patterns using rulers, how to cut out your own template plastic, and how to create a cable pattern using a paper folding technique. She also shows how to draw her signature feather motif and turn it into a circular template. Once you have completed this class, you will be ready to move on to marking your quilt. 
Part 2:
Marking and Basting
Sue Nickels
Once you have designed your quilting motif, the next step is to mark your quilt top. Sue teaches several methods for transferring your pattern to fabric, including tracing patterns using a lightbox, freehand drawing, tracing plastic templates and using rulers as guides to create geometric patterns. Finally, Sue covers basting your quilt sandwich to prepare it for machine quilting. 
Part 3:
Machine Quilting Like a Pro
Sue Nickels
Now for the fun part—machine quilting! Sue teaches you all about her favorite part of the quilting process in this final class. Learn how to work with a large quilt and use free-motion quilting techniques to create feathers, straight-line geometric shapes, scallops, and cables. You will be amazed at what you can do with a sewing machine and a darning foot. 
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