Bundle: Machine Quilting with Heather Thomas 4-Class Set (DVD + Streaming)
No matter what your experience level is, or the quilting styles you’re most comfortable with, you can increase the diversity of your quilts and work more efficiently by learning a wide range of machine quilting techniques.
In this selection of four classes, you’ll get four of National Quilters Circle’s best video classes taught by Heather Thomas – all designed to help you learn machine quilting skills, gain new design ideas, and have more fun!
With nearly 7 hours of instruction, this set will be covering the fundamentals of free motion quilting, how to use script in your designs, creative ways to work in feathers and flowers, great techniques to finish off your quilts, and much more.
Included with this set of classes, you will also receive two free books, The Free-Motion Block Designs Book and the Free-Motion Designs for All-Over Patterns Book. That is a $24 Value, so you won’t want to miss out!
To maximize your convenience and long-term flexibility, you’ll own these classes in TWO forms – on DVD and via streaming video online. With this 2-media access, you can enjoy or share the instruction no matter where you’re at!
Each of the four classes you’ll receive includes bonus printable PDF resources that will supplement and expand upon the video instruction you’ll see.
Here is a detailed summary of each class in this collection:
Exploring with Machine Quilting
Machine Quilting has become a well-respected art form. Good quilting can take a simple quilt top and turn it into a thing of exquisite beauty. In this video class, Heather Thomas will show you how to stitch feathers and flowers without ever having to mark the surface of your quilt and will provide tips on when to use them in your quilts. Follow along and learn:
Full Frontal Flowers
Leaves & Vines
Feathers, Feather & More Feathers
Bringing it all Together
PLUS, you’ll get a downloadable and printable BONUS PDF with a sampling of the motifs Heather uses in this class:
Video run-time: Over 2 hours, 30 minutes
Fabulous Free Motion Quilting
As quilt making becomes more and more artistic and complex, the need to learn more efficient methods of finishing our work with machine quilting becomes more important.
Product & Tools Needed
Ergonomics & Basting
Nine Basic Stitch Outs
In this video class, Heather Thomas will introduce you to new ways of seeing machine quilting, both as a valuable design tool and as a means to add longer life to your fabric, as well as your stitch-based art work. Topics included:
PLUS, you’ll get 2 printable BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement your class content including a Free Motion Quilting guide and a sampling of Heather’s sketchbook.
Video run-time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Learn to Stitch Free Motion Script
Whether you simply want to sign your quilts in the stitching, tell your personal story or share your world view, writing on your quilts using easy to master, free motion stitching techniques will give you the opportunity to add very personal touches to your work.
This video class is for any skill level and stitcher who wants to add more pizazz to their work. Heather Thomas will go over the following:
Choose Your Prose, Saying or Quote
The Basics of Free Motion Stitch
Marking Lines for Stitch plus Easy Pin Basting
Stitching Decorative Capital Letters & Completing the First Pass
PLUS, you’ll get a downloadable and printable BONUS PDF with sample letters to use on your next project.
Video run-time: 65 minutes
How Should I Quilt This Quilt?
A really beautiful quilt comes together through the selection of design, pattern, color and quilting. How we finish our quilts can make or break all of the decisions we’ve made up to that point.
In this video class, art quilter, Heather Thomas will teach you how to use machine quilting to bring out the best in your quilt tops. She will help you understand the physics of quilting and how the density of stitching physically affects the quilt. Follow along with Heather as she goes over the following:
How Stitch Density Affects Depth
Motifs and When to Use Them
Fill: When, Where & Why
Designing the Quilt
Thread Selection: Color & Weight
PLUS, you’ll get a downloadable and printable BONUS PDF with a sampling of Heather’s stitch out, stippling & motif designs.
Video run-time: 80 minutes
Free-Motion Block Designs & Free-Motion Designs for All-Over Patterns ($24 Value)
Endless inspiration from your favorite quilters!
Want inspiration for your free-motion quilting? Now you have the perfect tool! This spiral-bound book is full of designs—JUST designs—and will lay flat on your work surface to keep your hands on the quilt and that needle moving! The first in a new series, this visual guide is filled with over 75 diverse block designs from your favorite designers to get you stitching.
This book is also:
Perfect for domestic and long-arm machines
Full of full-page spreads with innovative continuous-line designs
Able to lay flat for easy reference while quilting