Modern Machine Quilting: Free Motion Stipples, Swirls, Feathers, and More DVD

Be inspired to take your modern machine quilting to new heights as Catherine Redford demonstrates modern free-motion techniques, including stipples, swirls, border motifs, and more, all on a domestic sewing machine.
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When machine quilting modern quilts, there are more options than straight lines and simple geometric patterns. Learn how to take your stitching to new heights and create contemporary and fresh quilting designs on your home sewing machine. From stipples to feathers, Catherine Redford shares her expertise and passion for modern machine quilting in this video workshop. With more than 25 unique designs, all demonstrated on this video, seasoned stitchers as well as those new to machine quilting will find instrumental tips for making machine quilting easier to accomplish and more enjoyable.

Order your copy of Modern Machine Quilting: Free-Motion Stipples, Swirls, Feathers, and More with Catherine Redford today to:

  • Learn how to prepare your quilt tops for quilting, including proper pressing, basting, and more
  • Practice first with a pen and paper, then move on to machine quilting
  • Master doodling with your machine, creating muscle memory while practicing stitching your name and curved lines
  • Add texture and interest to a quilt with stippling and meanders
  • Take your machine quilting to the next level with techniques for stitching 26 unique quilting motifs, from angular meanders to sensuous feathers

About the Artist:

Catherine Redford was born in England where she learned to knit and sew at an early age. After relocating from London to Naperville, Illinois, she learned to quilt and has been stitching ever since. She's an award-winning quilter, an active member of her local guilds, a popular teacher at local and national conferences, and the co-founder of the Naperville Modern Quilt Guild. Catherine is a frequent contributor to Modern Patchwork magazine and guest on Quilting Arts TV.

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SKU 15QM25
Product Type DVD
Author/Designer Catherine Redford
ISBN 13 9781632504715
Runtime 68 minutes
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Customer Reviews (3)
Good for Beginners
Drawing or doodling motifs on paper, before stitching is a good idea. I found her explanation of how to do the stitches to be very helpful and different than other instructors. However, I would have liked to have seen more machine stitching. She did have some pretty patterns for fill in and borders, which I'm already trying to master.

Review by Maryann (Posted on 4/30/2016)
Good for Beginners
Drawing or doodling motifs on paper, before stitching is a good idea. I found her explanation of how to do the stitches to be very helpful and different than other instructors. However, I would have liked to have seen more machine stitching. She did have some pretty patterns for fill in and borders, which I'm already trying to master.

Review by Maryann (Posted on 4/30/2016)
Great for beginner free-motion quilters
Catherine Redford, fiber artist, teacher and machine quilter extraordinaire, has a new Quilting Arts Workshop out on DVD and digital download. It’s called “Modern Machine Quilting: Free Motion Stipples, Swirls, Feathers and More!” It follows on the heels of her excellent first Workshop, “Modern Machine Quilting: Straight Lines, Spirals, Serpentines, and More!”

Catherine is a co-founder of the Naperville (Illinois) Modern Quilt Guild, and she’s an award winning quilter. She’s been a guest on ”Quilting Arts TV“ several times.

In this Workshop, Catherine starts out with the basics: how to choose batting, thread, needles and presser feet; how to press (she sometimes presses seams open to achieve a flatter look); and how to pin baste in preparation for quilting.

Even though I’m an experienced free-motion quilter, I learned a lot from Catherine by watching this Workshop.

She explains why she prefers an open-toe darning foot for her free-motion quilting (she says she can see better where she is going). But if she has hand stitching or embroidery on a quilt, she uses a closed-toe foot so she won’t snag her stitching.

She prefers a single-hole throat plate when she quilts, because it does not allow the fabric to be pulled down into the larger opening on a regular throat plate, which results in a nicer stitch.

While this Workshop focuses on free-motion stitches using a darning foot, Catherine often notes that she uses a combination of quilting lines made with her walking foot and motifs made using a free-motion darning foot in the same quilt. If it’s easier to get straight lines (or mildly curving lines) with the walking foot, then do it. These lines can provide the structure for the rest of the quilting. Then put on the darning foot and fill in between those lines.

She usually starts out by drawing or doodling her motifs on paper, before stitching them. She relies on “muscle memories” build during this drawing practice to help her when she starts quilting her quilt. I found her explanation of her stitches as she drew them on paper very illuminating. By both drawing and stitching the motifs, Catherine reinforces how to create the designs.

During this 77-minute long Workshop, Catherine demonstrates 26 different motifs, including great patterns to define areas, fill white (empty) space, and highlight borders. There are some beautiful new-to-me motifs that I’ll be adding to my repertoire!
Review by Susan Brubaker (Posted on 1/13/2016)
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