Sunday, January 10, 2016

modern machine quilting workshop DVD

Happy Sunday to you all!

Today I'd like to talk about my friend Catherine Redford's newest Quilting Arts workshop DVD on free motion quilting.


 I've been a fan of Catherine's amazing work for years now and I really enjoyed her first DVD on straight line quilting. So, of course I was super excited to watch this new DVD as I hoped to learn some helpful tips and tricks on how to get better at free motion quilting.


I'm happy to say I was not disappointed. I loved seeing all the sketches Catherine shared before demonstrating different free motion quilting patterns (from continuous eights, to pebbles, snail trails, and "flames" all the way to modern feathers and ferns) on her sewing machine. I should definitely sketch out my ideas on paper more often before I jump to actual quilting. As Catherine says: "It's way faster to put stitches in your quilting than take them out".

 

Thanks to Catherine I finally learned what the difference between stipple and meander is :). I just adore how she combines different quilting patterns together. This waves + writing placemat was my favorite. I think a whole cloth quilt covered in favorite quotes would look absolutely stunning, don't you?

I hope you'll check out this DVD, you won't be disappointed. You can purchase a copy by clicking here.

Also, Catherine is giving away two copies of this fantastic DVD as well as a grand prize of Stella task lamp + DVD. Just hop on over to her blog and leave a comment.



Thursday January 7th – Catherine Redford
Friday January 8th – Fresh Lemons Quilts
 Saturday January 9th – Bonnie Hunter
Sunday January 10th – Svetlana Sotak - me
Monday January 11th – Kim Niedzwiecki (Aurifil)
Tuesday January 12th – Julia Wood
Wednesday January 13th – Susan Brubaker Knapp
Thursday January 14th – Jenny Lyon
Friday January 15th – Kathy Matthews
Saturday January 16th – Back to Catherine

24 comments:

  1. I like your S.O.T.A.K. blog and hope to be able to follow. I am very interested in winning this give-a-way as I have always been afraid of machine quilting on a domestic machine and would like to be able to put this fear in the trash bin.

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  2. Svetlana, if you need help with FMQ and found Catherine's DVD great for tips and tricks, then I totally need this DVD. What? There's a difference between meadering and stippling? I had no idea. Being able to put text into a quilting design sounds fabulous!

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  3. Meander and stipple? I thought they were the same, I guess I'd better do some homework.

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  4. Ahhh...didn't know is a difference either! lol But I am just learning to do FMQ. :/ Need alllll the help I can get! This DVD sounds Awesome! (& yes..I think a wholecloth with quotes all over would be amazing!

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  5. Today was the first time I read your blog and I will be back to read more often, thanks for a chance to win this great give a way.

    Edwina parsons

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  6. This is a first. I love learning.

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  7. This is a first. I love learning.

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  8. It's fun to "meet" new people through giveaways/blog hops.

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  9. Love learning new things. Love it that there's so many things and ways one can quilt a piece.

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  10. ty for your thoughts on the book helps a lot...........

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  11. Ohhhh, I love the words mixed with the other designs! Be still my heart! :)

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  12. Thank your for sharing your thoughts about the DVD, it does look quite interesting.

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  13. Hello! Thank you so much for your inspiration. Since finding your blog I have rediscovered my love of sewing and quilting ! I love your use of color and your unique happy designs.

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  14. I think a whole cloth quilted in favorite quotes would look great! Thanks for the review on Catherine's DVD, it looks great.

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  15. right now my fmq looks so much like a first grader trying to do cursive, lol, i would love this dvd thanks for your tip

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  16. I have Catherine's first DVD and now feel I need to broaden my sights to be more adventurous and use my free motion foot - I bit of instruction would lead the way thank you

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  17. Now you've got me wondering what the difference is between stippling and meandering!

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  18. Svetlana, so pristine and etherial are your quilts. I am learning that piecing isn't the only level of a creative quilt. Hoping to build my machine quilting skills up this year.

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  19. One of the nice things about a blog hop like this is you get to meet new quilters and learn a bit about them.

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  20. This giveaway blog hop is giving me more and more quilters to follow and learn from. Thanks for the chance of winning this book and DVD

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