Explore free-motion techniques, bobbin drawing, and threadwork with expert stitchers, plus learn design tips, storage strategies, and more. Featured artists: Wendy Butler Berns, Ana Buzzalino, Ellen Anne Eddy, Helen Gregory, Libby Lehman, Lindsey Murray McClelland, Jenny Novinsky, Elin Waterston, plus host Pokey Bolton.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 1004 - Free-Motion Work (Video Download)
Free-motion stitching is a favorite topic for art quilters; unique thread patterns are an all-important layer in contemporary quilting. We begin with Ellen Anne Eddy and her free-motion techniques for making flower motifs. She’s making pattern-free embellished flowers with free-motion appliqué stitching. Then meet Lindsey Murray for some of the best quilt storage and organization tips for both your machine and your studio. Finally Ana Buzzalino presents lesson 4 of our free-motion stitching tutorials: using a basic free-motion machine quilting design in different configurations for interesting effects.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 911 - Explore Stitching and Thread (Video Download)
This show explores stitching and thread in two very different ways. First is Helen Gregory demonstrating patchwork placemats—it’s the free-motion threadwork that makes these placemats special. Next, Elin Waterson shows the ultimate in thread painting with an image created totally from thread. Last is another UFO—or unfinished object. Check out the before and after for a quilt makeover.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 1103 - Innovative Stitch Techniques (Video Download)
Whether you’re embellishing, piecing, or quilting, stitching is one of the most important parts of any quilt project. On today’s show we begin with Libby Lehman and bobbin drawing. Learn how to adjust any bobbin for sewing with thicker decorative threads. Then, meet Wendy Butler Berns for a lesson on “taming your tension.” It can make all the difference in sewing through multiple layers and using different fabrics. Finally, Jenny Novinsky joins us for a lesson on designing modern quilts using software.