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Rulers and Templates
Learn how to use rulers and templates safely for perfect stitch-in-the-ditch, traditional clamshell and Baptist Fans quilting designs, to make arcs and circles and how to use straight rulers for crosshatching. Good ruler technique will add great precision to your quilting and will open up a whole new world of designs to you.
Freehand Designs through the Year
Learn how to translate simple line drawings into continuous-line quilting designs. Start off with seasonal designs that we provide and learn how drawing them over and over builds physical memory. Then you're off to the quilting machines to stitch them out.
Borders and Sashings using Line Stencils
See how quickly you can quilt your blocks, borders and sashings using basic lines as your reference guides. Discover how to utilize your piecing to simplify your quilting. It will surprise you how beautiful and stunning your quilts will turn out using simple lines and stencils as your guide. You will add many new border designs to your quilting design library.
Does crosshatching confuse you?. Learn how to fit crosshatching into any space with Handi Quilter's no-math method. First, you'll plan the crosshatching design on paper, then transfer the design to fabric and finally, go to the quilting machine to stitch it out.
How to Quilt It
Explore how to use your quilt's seam lines and visual cues as guidelines for quilting to enhance the beauty of your quilt. Bring two unquilted quilt tops to class to explore endless possibilities for quilting your quilt. Interpreting quilts together helps all students gain confidence to choose and apply fabulous quilting designs.
Come join us for a fun-filled retreat in the Handi Quilter Studio!