Fluff & Stuff Revised &
2nd Edition Instructional
Fluff & Stuff 2nd Ed. - $29.95
with Paula Reid
Paula Reid has quilted over 1400 quilts (almost all queen
and king size!) on her domestic machine since she started
as a sewing novice in 1990. She has lots of easy to follow
tips and tricks to share about how you can do this at home,
too! This revised and expanded edition includes all of the
educational material from the original Fluff & Stuff DVD, plus
over thirty minutes of brand new material - including a de-
monstration on machine tension settings that will solve that mystery
once and for all!
Watch as Paula walks you through
selection of batting needles and thread, shows you how to pin baste
and how she fluffs and stuffs large quilts through a home machine.
Then stay tuned as she shows you her pretty-much-in-
vincible method of starting and stopping straight stitching
and then goes on to teach you free motion, both stenciled
Fluff & Stuff 2nd Edition is an
entire quilt course that you
can take at home and learn at your own pace. Got a quilt
top or two (or ten!) ready to be quilted? Let's get to it!
Free Motion & Trapunto Instructional DVD
THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
Every time I teach
my quilting classes and show my Trapunto quilts, I’m asked “Do you
have that on a DVD?” Well, now I do! You can learn how to improve
your free motion skills as well as do that beautiful stuffed
Trapunto work without cutting holes in the back of your quilt – it’s
In this DVD, I
highlight more complex designs while teaching both marked and
unmarked free-motion techniques. I also demonstrate several
different styles of feathers as well as background fills such as
stippling and pebbles.
DVD is viewable on both a DVD player and a
computer. Run time 1 hour 16 minutes.
Beyond the Basics - $24.95
Batt Snips - An
Essential Quilting Tool
Along with fabric, patterns, pins
and thread, tools are very important in getting the results we want
in our quilt making sessions. One tool that I love is my pair of
small scissors that I keep right by the sewing machine to clip
threads, snip off dog ears and other small tasks that I can do right
I first found these scissors when I was preparing a sample for a
Trapunto class. Trapunto is that beautiful raised stuffed work –
part of the process is cutting away polyester batting close to the
stitched design. Polyester is notorious for dulling scissors and I
was very pleased to find that these stayed sharp even after cutting
through what seemed like mountains of batting!
Now I have three pair – one by the machine, one in my travel
supplies (YES, they are blunt tipped and small enough that you can
take them through airport security, at least in the US) and the
third in my workroom where I can quickly grab them to trim threads
from quilts in progress. They have proven to be just the scissors
that I needed – another essential quilting tool!
Batt Snips - $14.95
I use Batt Scooters for all of my machine quilting - I
find them helpful for straight stitching with the walking foot and for free
motion quilting. They give me the traction that I need to ease those big
quilts that my bare hands just can’t manage through the machine.
There are two sizes included in the kit. The smaller one, Baby Batt, goes
under your right hand where the quilt is scrunched up and you have less
room. Place the Batts on your quilt with the pointy sides facing each other,
then cover them with your fingers, but leave your thumbs on the quilt
fabric. You will be amazed at how easily you can move your quilt with these!
They are the first things I pick up in the morning and the last things I
put down at the end of the day.
Batt Scooters - $14.95
Borders & Bindings Instructional
Borders & Bindings - $34.95
Finishing Your Quilt with
1 hr. 38 min.
You've pieced your patchwork, now what?
Don't just slap on a border and binding and call it done...take time
to continue the creative process, and do it right!
Learn the proper
techniques and different styles for bordering your quilt.
Paula will teach you the best methods for achieving a square quilt
that's "bound" to turn heads! She walks you through
border options - including a crumb-catcher - binding techniques -
including prairie points - hanging sleeve construction, and more.
DVD is viewable on both a DVD player and a
The bonus material is accessed by placing the DVD in
your computer. It includes the following PDF-format material:
Quilt Pattern, sample
table topper for exploring border techniques and edge treatments