Are you ready to get started free motion quilting for the first time?
Learn all the basics of Free Motion Quilting in this relaxed, 2 hour workshop with Leah Day!
Let Leah guide you through your first steps to free motion quilting with series of basic practice exercises and simple quilt project.
You'll gain useful knowledge on getting started free motion quilting, setting up your machine, selecting thread and needles, and controlling the balance between your machine speed and the movement of your hands.
Disc 1 focuses on all the little details like the tools, materials, and tension issues that beginners struggle with the most.
Disc 2 focuses on learning the techniques, like quilting on a line, making a quilt game plan, and quilting free-form designs, that you'll need to quilt actual quilts in free motion.
Here's an overview of this DVD:
If you've been too scared to try free motion quilting, this is definitely the DVD workshop for you!
Chapter List for Disc 1
Chapter List for Disc 2
What is Free Motion Quilting?
Sewing Machine and Quilting Tools
Choosing Needles & Thread
Adjust Your Tension!
Posture, Focus, and Confidence
How to Hide Your Loose Threads
Choosing Thread Color
Beginner Quilting Project
The Ins and Outs of Batting
End of Disc 1
Frequently Asked Questions About Free Motion Quilting Basics for Beginners DVD:
What is the difference between this DVD and your other beginner level DVD?
This Free Motion Quilting Basics DVD focuses on the absolute basics to get started. You'll learn all the things you need to start free motion quilting: tools, machine setup, needles, thread, etc so you can get started with confidence.
You'll learn how to baste your quilt tops with Leah's special No Masking Tape method, and walk through several practice quilting exercises, including a super easy wholecloth quilt!
You will also learn two very popular filler designs: Stippling and Paisley and see how they are stitched on a large scale, anywhere on your quilt.
This DVD is specifically focused on just those beginning quilting steps. If you have absolutely NO experience and are afraid to even get started, this will be a good fit for you.
Our other beginner level DVD - Beginner Free Motion Quilting Fillers - focuses entirely on free motion quilting filler designs.
This DVD is great for a beginner that already has the basics down and is looking to expand skills by learning new designs.
This DVD features 30 beginner level designs which you can practice stitching into small blocks. Instructions are included at the end of the disc for putting all the blocks together to make a small wall hanging using an easy Quilt-As-You-Go technique.
This DVD is a good choice if you've already gotten started with free motion quilting and have a solid grasp of the basics and are ready to try new free motion designs.
If you're looking to expand your design horizons even further, you might want to check out our newest DVD - Free Motion Quilting from Flames to Feathers.
This 2 hour long DVD workshop focuses on 33 fun quilting designs stitched out over the surface of the Squares and Sashing quilt. See the designs fit and filled within small blocks and narrow sashing of this quilt and begin seeing all the places you can use free motion filler designs in your own quilts!
This DVD is a great choice for anyone that is wanting to learn how to quilt multiple designs into a real quilt.
I live in the UK (or Australia, or Canada). Will this DVD work on my DVD player?
Yes! Free Motion Basics has been sold internationally since its release in 2010. The discs have been specially coded so they will work on all DVD players, regardless of where you live in the world.