Master Machine Quilting: Free-motion Stitching and Thread Sketching (Video Download)

Susan Brubaker Knapp teaches you the basics of free-motion machine stitching, including thread work to enhance the surface and quilting to hold the layers together beautifully.
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Description

Susan teaches you the basics of free-motion machine stitching, including thread work to enhance the surface and quilting to hold the layers together beautifully. Find out what materials you’ll need and how to get started. Beginners and intermediates—and those who have been too terrified to try until now—will find inspiration and answers, as well as lots of tips, techniques, and practical information to improve their machine stitching. Stitchers of all levels will benefit from Susan’s thorough approach—from her careful consideration of materials and preparation (including advice on how to chill out), to the differentiation between thread sketching and machine quilting. Learn the benefits and purpose for each of these methods, and find plenty of inspiration through Susan’s artful examples.

Table of Contents

Materials

  • Fabrics: high-quality cotton commercial prints, hand-dyes, and batiks, washed (without fabric softener) to remove sizing
  • Threads (I use all-cotton threads of different weights. I like Aurifil Cotton Mako 40 and 50 and YLI® variegated quilting threads.)
  • Batting (I use mostly low-loft 100% cotton batting, usually Quilters Dream Cotton “Request” or “Select.”)
  • Stabilizer (I use Pellon® 100% polyester sew-in interfacing #910. Use a fairly stiff non-woven interfacing; flimsy, flexible interfacings will not work.)
  • Fusible product with at least one paper side (I use Lite Steam-A-Seam 2® by The Warm™ Company.)
  • Machine needles for cotton thread
  • Sewing machine that can drop its feed dogs
  • Free-motion quilting foot (clear plastic), or a darning foot
  • Pins: straight quilting pins and “pregnant” quilter’s pins (the pins with the bump that are used for basting before machine quilting)

Optional

  • Gloves for free-motion stitching
  • Hoop
  • Rubber fingertips
Preview

SKU: EP1883

Author/Speaker/Editor: Susan Brubaker Knapp

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Master Machine Quilting: Free-motion Stitching and Thread Sketching Download Review by Helene Holwerda

Very good quality download with great beginner techniques. This would be a great reference tool.

(Posted on 1/23/12)

Good for beginners Review by Kathy Servian@xtra.co.nz

This video download is good for beginners as the content is basic. I was a bit frustrated by the video itself as I couldn't move it forward so it went a bit slowly for me. As a very experienced sewer and crafter who is new to thread sketching and free motion I thought I should go for the starter video, but I think I should have gone to the next step as I found the first part a bit slow and frustrating and I kind of already knew most of it. Having said all that, it was very clear and would be good for absolute beginners.

(Posted on 1/19/11)