February 28, 2019

Free-Motion Quilted Gifts: now playing!

I have a new online class! It is the prettiest thing I've ever done on camera and I can't wait to see what you do with it! Free-Motion Quilted Gifts is premiering today on Bluprint!


Making this class with the team at Bluprint has been lovely. They really understood what I wanted to teach and how. They took my ideas and helped me make them fresh and happy and energetic: just what I wanted to put out in the world.


This is a sort of choose your own adventure class. Do you want to learn how to quilt some new designs? I've got you covered! Do you have a quilted panel that you'd like to turn into something giftable? Boom, download the pattern, and watch the episode on making it: done.

In this class I teach you how to make three different gifts that each start with a fat quarter. First we quilt it, then we do the turning-it-into-a-gift magic! We make journal covers, baskets and zippered bags.




I worked to make the patterns simple so they could stitch up quick. Starting with an already-quilted panel it takes me about 30 minutes or less to make one. And every one can be different. In each project lesson I show how you can adapt the project for your own style. There's so many possibilities!


For those of you who enjoy watching free-motion quilting, we've got plenty of it! Three different lessons focusing on free-motion designs and variations. The free motion designs I teach each have a strong texture, and never leave you wondering which direction to go next.  If you've been saying you want to get better at free-motion quilting I hope this class gives you the motivation to sit down for some real juicy practice-with-a-purpose!


I could probably go on and on about Free-Motion Quilted Gifts (check out the bonus lesson!!) but really what I want is for anyone who is already a Bluprint subscriber to check it out and tell me what you think! If you've never tried Bluprint then good news, you can watch the class for just $7.99 and get a month of Bluprint as well. 

That's everything, except I wanted to let you know that my 6 year old son thinks Bluprint forgot the "e" in blue and he asked me when I'm going to let them know. Ha! Happy stitching everyone!




10 comments:

Christine B said...

Just signed up! Can't wait to get started!! Christine xx

Gene Black said...

Hooray! I will be watching it with my subscription. The intro (i just watched it) has me wanting to start right now.

FlourishingPalms said...

What a wonderful concept! Love that you're making the quilting the feature of the item, rather than the fabric print. I hope this lesson is downloaded lots of times.

Rebecca Grace said...

Ha! I LOVE your son for saying that! :-). Fantastic concept for a class; that's such a great way for people to jump into learning FMQ without fear of "ruining" a full-size quilt that they're heavily invested in, but also without the drudgery of consigning themselves to months and months of just practicing on throwaway scraps.

Liz said...

I'm so excited! I have all your classes and I have no doubt this one will be just as wonderful. I'm going to watch it right now!

bumblebee53 said...

How exciting, Christina! (it's me, Sadie). This looks like a fantastic class - brilliant idea! - and a way for people to practice their FMQ and use up fat quarters - win-win-win! Those bags look awesome and beautiful, too. Your teaching style is so wonderful and puts people at ease. I wish we could buy the DVD of this class and not have to join Bluprint - but may do it just to see the class.

Vicki in MN said...

Those are great projects!

Charo said...

Congratulations for this class, you are a wonderful teacher!

Deb said...

I am a Bluprint subscriber and love it! I already watched this class and it is one of the best ever! I hate practicing FMQ on quilt sandwiches that I get so bored with. Having these give away projects are perfect for me to practice and bless someone with a sweet gift too. Everyone will get a zippered bag, you can never have too many of those!

KaHolly said...

Pretty exciting! Some of the prettiest small things I’ve made have been from practicing your lessons.

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