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Beyond the Basics:
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 easy!

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 there.

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
 
 

Batt Scooters Are Here! 

 

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

                                    

Fluff & Stuff Instructional DVD

  Fluff & Stuff - $39.95
 
Machine Quilting with Paula Reid
1 hr. 28 min.

Is that stack of quilt tops getting higher and higher? Have you always wanted to take your machine quilting skills beyond the “ditch”? Do you want to learn free motion quilting? Have you seen Paula demonstrating machine quilting on Simply Quilts and wished the episode was longer?

Now you can learn the basics and more in your home as Paula walks you through batting choices, the types of needles and thread, how to pin baste correctly, choosing stencils, quilting, and moving those BIG quilts through a standard size home sewing machine.

Paula quilts approximately 100 quilts a year for her customers. About 75% of those quilts are at least double bed size. She uses her Fluff & Stuff method to move those big quilts through the machine and she will show you how to start Fluffing & Stuffing too!

DVD is viewable on both a DVD player and a computer. 
The bonus material is accessed by placing the DVD in your computer.  It includes the following PDF-format material:

  • Tools of the Trade:  Batting
  • Tools of the Trade:  Needles
  • Tools of the Trade:  Thread
Borders & Bindings Instructional DVD
   Borders & Bindings - $34.95
 
Finishing Your Quilt  with Paula Reid
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 computer. 
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
  • How to Measure to Accommodate Pieced Borders

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