Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
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.
Learn five easy techniques to tackle any size quilt on a home sewing machine.
02: Discussing Design
Design considerations, color, fabric, and thread choices. Ann shows some of her favorite quilts and talks about turning inspiration into quilted reality.
03: 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.
04: 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.
05: Split Batting
In this segment, Ann shows how to quilt your whole top across sections of batting you add one at a time.
06: 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.
07: Block by Block
Quilt-as-you-go techniques are increasingly popular. Ann teaches how to quilt individual blocks, then combine them.
08: Medallion Quilts
A medallion quilting approach allows you to begin in the middle and work outward, quilting borders as you go.