Beginners Guide to Quilting: Walking foot and free motion foot

By Wendy Gardiner

So, you’ve made your quilt top and now it is time to quilt it with wadding and backing. Avoid this becoming a stumbling block to finishing your work by following two of Wendy’s quick and easy methods for simple quilting.

You will learn to share her passion for using a walking foot and a free motion foot! This class is aimed at beginners, new to quilting who perhaps haven’t tried these fabulous feet before. She will take you through fitting the feet and then using them to quilt in straight lines or abandoning all inhibitions and stitching freely with a free motion foot. (But be warned, free motion quilting is addictive!)

You can watch this video as many times as you like, pause and replay so that you can really get to grips with attaching and using these ‘must-have’ feet for your sewing machine.

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About the tutor

Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner has successfully worked as a writer, teacher and author in the sewing industry all her working life, during which time she has been editor of several leading sewing magazines as well as having written 21 books including The Great British Sewing Bee from Stitch to Style, Fun with Fat Quarters, The Very Useful Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine and published this March, Take Two Fat Quarters Home and Take Two Fat Quarters Gifts.

Wendy has also written and presented many DVDs on sewing and made several YouTube videos for Hemline haberdashery and Simplicity Limited. She runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends with her friend and colleague Jennie Rayment, teaches a weekly class and writes projects and technique articles for various magazines and her own website.

Wendy is also an occasional guest presenter on Create & Craft TV plus she works with leading pattern and haberdashery companies in the UK, and organises the extensive workshop programmes for The Festival of Quilts and The Knitting and Stitching Shows. 

Wendy is also the Brand Ambassador for the McCall Pattern Company. Wendy has a strong reputation and indeed fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for all things to do with sewing.

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