Cindy Needham

Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques

Cindy Needham
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 277 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $15.00
Meet your instructor, Cindy Needham, and learn about this class and the Craftsy platform.
Get a handle on assembling your quilt sandwich by dividing your work surface into quarters, arranging your backing, then pinning and basting. Cindy has some great tips for maneuvering a large quilt.
When it comes to quilting threads, one tension does not fit all. Cindy dives into thread delivery, changing your bobbin tension and even thread shopping.
Set up your workspace for a comfortable quilting experience and prepare your quilt with Cindy's expert advice and tips.
Cindy will inspire you to create new and fresh designs by combining stencils and dividing negative space with fun shapes.
Create a dramatic focal point with medallions. Cindy shows you with her detail-oriented approach to pieced and whole-cloth quilts.
So many choices; where to begin? Cindy starts off with her sources of inspiration, then shows you how to use a stencil square.
Lines, curves and circles are your friends. Cindy shows you how to build creative designs with these basic three shapes.
You can use stencils, but free-form feathers are more fun. Cindy shows you how to stitch and customize feathers and then fill them in!
Cindy explains the difference between scribbling and stippling. You'll also learn to quilt clam shells, grids, pearls, swirls and cathedral windows.
Cindy guides you through a little bit of simple math and creative design elements to make border-planning a breeze.
 
 
11 Lessons
4  hrs 37  mins

Take your pieced or whole-cloth quilts from beautiful to spectacular with free-form machine quilting. Award-winning quilting instructor Cindy Needham shares her tips for quilting from the inside out – starting with gourmet batting, basting, and a refresher on thread tension and making quilting lines, then advancing to designs and fillers that will make your quilt tops pop. Cindy will show you ways to divide and conquer the space to create a quilting design that’s uniquely yours. Start out with stencils, deconstructing them to create original patterns. Explore medallion-based designs and then go on to freeform elements – including feathers, fillers, and repeating motifs you can use to highlight your quilt with beautiful areas of sunshine and shadow.

Cindy Needham

Cindy is a nationally recognized quilting instructor. She is the author of Wholecloth Linen Quilts. She fell in love with quilting over 40 years ago while her family was stationed in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and Virginia. Her articles have been published in many magazines, including Quilters Newsletter, American Quilter and Machine Quilting Unlimited.

Cindy Needham

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Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques Purchase this class for $15.00.