Free motion Quilting
Confidently quilt free motion quilting filler designs
Are you ready to finish your own quilts?
Of course, you are! In this class, I’ll be talking, walking and stitching you through basic to more advanced filler designs that are perfect for all-over quilting and filling up spaces. This class is perfect for any beginner quilter or anyone looking to grow their quilting design library. This class is perfect if:
- You need a flexible learning schedule because you work a lot, have a family to take care of or just want to learn in your own time.
- You want to learn on your own machine away from other quilters who keep checking out your quilting (I know, right? Look at your own damn quilt!)
- You don’t want to travel and spend time to get to a teacher when you could be learning in the time it takes to travel.
- You want the flexibility of on-demand learning.
What you’ll learn
I use a progressive learning method that will help you build your free-motion quilting skills – it’s a skill builder after all!
We start with a foundation. A simple starting point that you can build on and evolve into another design. For each of the designs, we’ll look at what could go wrong with the design AND how to get the result you want. From loops to pebbles, from curves to curls and flowers, you will have an arsenal of designs to choose from for your next quilt.
You’ll learn various free-motion quilting designs that are ideal for all-over quilting and filling up spaces. It’s the perfect follow-up on Longarm 101, but you can also use your domestic sewing machine.
Throughout the class, and in all my classes, I encourage you to find your own quilting style. Your handwriting isn’t the same as mine, and your quilting should show that too! We may be able to recreate a drawing and a pattern, but let’s add a personal touch.
R450 or $45
What do you get?
Videos covering over 30 designs, including design drawings, stitch-outs and what to do to improve your results
A manual jam-packed with photographs and step-by-step designs, doodle practice and exercises to build muscle memory.
Time to master the designs. There are two weeks between modules to practice and master the quilting designs along with helpful feedback from me, if you want it.
Doodle videos to help you with your sketch practice and I talk you through the design from meander and loops to flowers and echoes.
Helpful feedback from me when you ask for it. Submit photographs of your work to help keep you on track and if you want feedback on your work, I will reply to you personally.
All the videos have subtitles making it accessible to everyone.
Why should you take this class?
learn FMQ from the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Learning on a dealer machine doesn’t always mean you can work well with your machine at home. Plus, it’s hard to learn a new skill if you’re nervous about what the students around you think. At home, you can be in your space, on your machine, and at your own pace.
It Is ready when you are, with on demand, pre-recorded video Modules.
Whether you live in Australia, USA, have a day job, work nights, have kids at home that make your schedule irregular, or anything else, this class is pre-recorded, so you can watch it whenever you want! Plus, you can watch and rewatch as often as you want or need.
You need a quilting class that lasts longer than a few hours
You need a free motion quilting class that lasts longer than a few hours, allows you to practice at your own pace and in your own time on your own machine. And you can watch as many times as you like.
And look, sometimes you just want to stay in your pajamas and quilt – with this class you can!
This class runs on a time schedule. When you enrol, you get immediate access to the first module. Then I give you time to practice and submit your work before the next module is released.
Does learning how to quilt online seem a bit strange to you?
Are you used to going to a sewing class at your local quilt shop?
I have seen AMAZING results teaching on-demand and online classes.
- People are more relaxed learning at home, over a period of time.
- You can learn at your own pace, rewinding the videos if you don’t quite understand something.
- You have time between modules to allow the information to sink in AND you get adequate time to really practise, rather than just have a quick go in class.
- Not having other participants watching what you’re doing can take the pressure off as well. I personally have a very strong dislike for having people look over my shoulder.
When people take an in-person quilting class, they often leave feeling exhausted and forget what the teacher said. Learning online, you can pause and take breaks when you like.
You have plenty of opportunities to ask your questions directly to me, ensuring you get great learning support.
It’s been so rewarding to see people really learning effectively and applying their new skills to their projects, and I want YOU to be one of them.
R450 or $45
What you need
- I am quilting on a pieced quilt made from 8″ hexagons stitched together (I don’t include instructions or a pattern for this). You’re welcome to make a quilt top, but a solid piece of fabric will work just as well. If you’re quilting on a domestic sewing machine, make yourself quilt sandwiches and stitch along with me. You can use those sandwiches for small gifts – turn them into bags, or potholders, or attach them using a quilt-as-you-go method for a reference quilt. You can even pop them into a binder and build a reference library.
- Doodle pads or books – check out this selection!
About your teacher
Hi, I’m Gwenn Murphy (you also know me as Aggie 😉). I started quilting back in 2007 on a domestic sewing machine. I moved on to a longarm machine in 2017.
I learned to quilt by watching others, reading whatever I could find on the internet, and then trying it on my machine.
Quilting brings a quilt to life, and I love seeing the happiness on quilter’s faces when they see the transformation.
In this class, I want to teach you how to achieve that transformation with filler designs.
(you’ll be taken to the online store to add the class to your basket)
Class registration is only valid for one student. Modules may not be shared.
Frequently asked questions
I have a boundary stitched around each of my blocks because this is my design preference but rulerwork is not covered in this class.
I quilt and demonstrate on a longarm quilting machine, but you can also stitch on a domestic sewing machine. The principles remain the same except moving the machine (longarm quilting machine) or moving the quilt (on a domestic sewing machine). There are some tips for domestic quilters in the class manual.
I cover this briefly in the class manual, but I do not demonstrate this. This class is focused on your quilting skills – I assume that you can make your quilt sandwich and load a quilt on your quilt frame. If the latter is still confusing, please complete Longarm 101 before you start this class.
No, all of this is covered in Longarm 101 and I would recommend that you take this class before this skill builder if you have any uncertainties regarding your longarm. We’re going straight to quilting in this skill builder.
I really don’t like binding! And I don’t like teaching it either, so no. I do have a blog post on binding that will help.
I don’t have a pattern or instructions to make this quilt. Making a quilt top with hexagons is not for the faint-hearted – there is a gazillion y-seams that I don’t want to repeat anytime soon! I used 8″ hexagons and stitched them together in rows first and then joined the rows together. To get a neat seam, ensure you’re using ¼” seam allowances throughout, and don’t stitch all the way to the end of a seam. Leave a ¼” open to allow for the y-seams.
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