Wholecloth Quilting: Machine and Hand-Quilting Techniques
Intermediate | 33 min 33 sec
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Create a whole new topography on your quilt tops simply using whole pieces of fabric, batting and thread. Modern quilter, Carolyn Friedlander, shares eye-opening ways to approach wholecloth quilting, giving you a broad overview of hand-stitching and machine-quilting techniques. You will learn how to make modern tied quilts and combine big basting stitching in vibrant designs using Perle cotton and wool yarn. Plus Carolyn shares her tried-and-true techniques for using a walking foot and darning foot at the machine.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 24” x 24” quilt top fabric
  • 30” x 26” backing (approximately)
  • 30” x 26” wool batting (approximately)
  • Curved or quilters safety pins
  • Quilting gloves
  • Snips
  • Thimble
  • Big-eyed quilting needles
  • 2 Colors Perle cotton in desired colors (12wt)
  • Wool yarn (fingering or worsted weight)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing machine with extension table
  • Walking foot
  • Darning foot
  • Machine needles (90/14)
  • 2 colors cotton thread in desired colors (50wt)
Learn how to:
  • Baste your project
  • Quilt using the "big stitch" technique
  • Add yarn for a tied quilt
  • Straight stitch with walking foot
  • Free-motion quilt

What you’ll get:
  • A master class on designing your own wholecloth quilting.
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Carolyn Friedlander
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Rita Klimas
Learned new techniques
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Susan Cushing
great intro to hand stitching, hand tying, and free motion stitching a small, starter quilt
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