Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine

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Instructor Ann Petersen, Quilting Expert
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Course No. 4001
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What Will You Learn?

  • numbers Learn five easy techniques to tackle any size quilt on a home sewing machine.
  • numbers Discover strategies for working the whole quilt at once.
  • numbers Examine techniques for quilting your whole top across sections of batting you add one at a time.
  • numbers Learn how to quilt individual blocks, then combine them.

Course Overview

Finishing a bed-size quilt doesn't have to be a king-size chore. In this course produced by Craftsy—the popular online educational site dedicated to creative projects of all types—award-winning quilter Ann Petersen shows you five easy, large-scale quilting techniques. You'll learn how to finish any quilt beautifully with the same sewing machine you've always used. Basic quilters will enjoy Ann's helpful, easy-to-follow instructions, while more advanced quilters will pick up dozens of tips and tricks for whole-quilt finishing, splitting your block or batting, quilting blocks as-you-go or adding borders to a central medallion.

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8 lectures
 |  Average 32 minutes each
  • 1
    Learn five easy techniques to tackle any size quilt on a home sewing machine. x
  • 2
    Discussing Design
    Design considerations, color, fabric, and thread choices. Ann shows some of her favorite quilts and talks about turning inspiration into quilted reality. x
  • 3
    Getting Ready
    You'll learn how to spray baste safely, heat-set the adhesive with your iron, set up your workspace, and get your machine ready for stitching. x
  • 4
    Whole Quilt
    Strategies for working the whole quilt at once. Learn the secret to straight lines across a large quilt as you stitch in the ditch, mark, and quilt a pattern. x
  • 5
    Split Batting
    In this segment, Ann shows how to quilt your whole top across sections of batting you add one at a time. x
  • 6
    Splitting the Top
    Another approach to a large quilt is to divide the top into sections. Ann shows you how to work this way without fear. x
  • 7
    Block by Block
    Quilt-as-you-go techniques are increasingly popular. Ann teaches how to quilt individual blocks, then combine them. x
  • 8
    Medallion Quilts
    A medallion quilting approach allows you to begin in the middle and work outward, quilting borders as you go. x

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  • Ability to download 8 video lessons from your digital library
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  • 8 HD video lessons
  • Class materials booklet, including quilting tips and techniques
  • Hours of close-up instruction

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Ann Petersen

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Ann Petersen, Quilting Expert
Ann Petersen has been sewing quilts since her childhood, and her work has been featured in numerous books, magazine and exhibitions. Ann’s quilts have won multiple awards, including first place at both the Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She teaches quilting classes on Craftsy and around the US.
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Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical, full of helpful specifics I am new to quilting and this course helped me figure out how to complete projects on my home machine. I loved it!
Date published: 2020-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This contains a good deal of information for quilters from new to experienced sewers. I have done a few quilts and w anted more information on quilting with my machine.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Title says it Good ideas on how to break up a quilt to do in smaller sections. Does not give ideas of actual quilting designs to quilt easily on small machine .
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quilting on a small machine great DVD very informative, but I could have gotten the same from Crafsy for less
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quilting Big Projects I wanted to take the time to comment on this course because it helped me take my quilting to a higher level. i have been quilting for many years and have struggled with quilting large quilts which is a problem for me because most of my quilts end up being queen sized or larger. Ms. Petersen offered so many helpful ideas that immediately improved my quilting. Her teaching style was very thorough and easy to understand. You could tell she had been doing this for many years. I would buy any other quilting course that she was teaching.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tips For All Quilters I learned a few new ways to complete my quilts. I don't consider myself an advanced quilter so am always open to learning various new techniques. This DVD is interesting as well as educational and informative.
Date published: 2016-09-06
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