The online class Let’s Quilt! The Walking Foot and Theory consists of three comprehensive videos that guide you through Deborah’s Three T’s: tools, technqiues and theory. You will be very proud indeed of your completed quilt! Deborah’s motto is If she can do it you can do it too.
Lesson 1: Tools of the Trade
- How to mark designs on your quilts with different marking pens and applications
- Using stencils and pounce pads and how to calculate the repeat for professional results
- Basting your quilt with Deborah’s unique outside first pinning method and spray basting methods
- What battings are available and their characteristics
- Demystify the size, weight and type of threads
- What needle to use with different weight of threads and different quilting styles
Lesson 2: Techniques on the machine
Watch Deborah quilt and explain step-by step the following techniques:
- Correct sewing machine set up, extension tables and correct seating posture
- How to use the walking foot and looking at different stitch lengths for flat perfect quilting
- Efficient, neat stopping and starting
- Perfect stitch in the ditch quilting
- Cross hatching, match stitch quilting and spaghetti quilting
- Stunning decorative stitch quilting
- Memorizing different stitch lengths on your machine
- Lift and drag quilting
Lesson 3: Theory of Quilting
Deborah believes it is essential to understand the theory of machine quilting. She answers the following questions:
- Where do I start quilting?
- How do I complete a large quilt on a small domestic machine?
- What are the highly efficient techniques for any style of quilt with minimal effort for vertical, horizontal and diagonal quilting with the walking foot.
With over 26 years of domestic machine quilting experience, Deborah shares her many techniques, hints and secrets for successful walking foot quilting. Deborah has a show and tell with over 25 quilts that display the techniques she uses and teaches. There is also a sneak preview of Deborah’s sewing space.
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