Ann Petersen

Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results

Ann Petersen
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Meet expert quiltmaker Ann Petersen and get started quilting large projects on your home machine! Learn how to effectively use spray baste to adhere your bed-size quilt top to the batting and backing. Then iron the resulting quilt sandwich to create a smooth, taut surface.
Set yourself up for success by creating an effective quilting workspace. Discover simple ways to extend the size of your tabletop, keeping your work from sliding to the floor. In addition, Ann shares her trusty stitch-in-the-ditch method for stabilizing large quilts before machine quilting them.
Tired of wrangling oversized quilts in a small machine? See how to secure the edges of your quilt with a basting stitch. Then practice ditching pieced patchwork blocks using Ann's free-motion ditching technique. You'll also learn a hassle-free way to add lovely free-motion designs to the quilt top.
Discover how to easily adapt longarm designs on your home machine. Ann illustrates her time-saving method of modifying longarm motifs on both traditional and modern quilts to achieve a similar look. In addition, gain insight into important design factors you'll need to consider in order to tackle a big quilt with ease.
Learn how to create a finished quilt block by block -- a great alternative to handling an entire quilt in your machine. Get step-by-step instruction on quilting individual blocks, joining those blocks together, and then sewing the rows into a full-sized quilt. You'll be impressed by the results!
Reduce the amount of bulk you have to work with by splitting your quilt into panels before quilting each section. Ann demonstrates her efficient process of rejoining each of the panels and securing the seams. In addition, you'll see how to quilt unfinished portions to complete the design.
Create a big quilt on a small machine with Ann's versatile split-batting method. Get expert tips on splitting your batting in a way that won't be visible on the finished quilt. Then, discover how to ditch and quilt your work section by section for seamless results!
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 46  mins

The challenge of quilting big projects on small machines has officially been solved! Join expert Ann Petersen and learn a variety of smart techniques for quilt basting and more, to transform your quilting process from arduous to effortless. Master spray basting with a step-by-step demonstration on a full quilt, and use Ann’s tried-and-true stitch in the ditch method to stabilize your quilt. Learn how to adapt free-motion, longarm and overall motifs for your home machine, and divide and conquer any project by quilting it block by block and joining the blocks without sashing. Finally, discover a panel method that de-bulks your quilt, and a split-batting technique that will save you time and effort. Say so long to small-machine limitations, and hello to quilting success!

Ann Petersen

Ann Petersen has been sewing quilts since her childhood, and her work has been featured in numerous books, magazine and exhibitions. Ann’s quilts have won multiple awards, including first place at both the Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She teaches quilting classes on Craftsy and around the US.

Ann Petersen

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