Digital Quilting with Sketch

 

Laura demonstrates the Sketch module of Premier+ embroidery software to show how it can be perfect for creative quilting. This is a free workshop. Please note that this class was originally published in 2016 and since then software will likely have been updated, but hopefully you’ll still be able to use the ideas!

Approximate run time: 15 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Laura demonstrates the Sketch module of Premier+ embroidery software to show how it can be perfect for creative quilting.

Printed Patchwork Details

Join Linda in this set of two videos where she demonstrates how basic block printing techniques can be combined with traditional patchwork to simplify the piecing and create visually complex designs. We think these ideas can be applied to lots of different designs and will appeal to anyone who would like to add a really individual touch to their traditional quilt making.

Tyvek Embellishments and Beads

Join Linda in two videos where she demonstrates how to make useful and attractive embellishments for textile based mixed media work using a packaging material which is often simply discarded. You will probably already have most of the bits and pieces you’ll need to make the beads she uses for jewellery or to attach to hand made books as a decorative bookmark. Finally she distresses Tyvek to make fernlike appliqué motifs to upcycle an empty chocolate box.

Embroidered Kingfisher

Working from a photographic or sketchbook study as your inspiration, join Linda to use free applique to create a bird panel. Build layers with raw edged fabric scraps before using machine and hand stitch to add texture and detail.

Conceal/Reveal

 

Folded inserts such as prairie points are a fun way to add texture and embellishment to your quilt making, but they can also be much more. Join Linda for a workshop on how you an use them to create an intriguing new dimension to traditional blocks.

Approximate run time: 15 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Folded inserts such as prairie points are a fun way to add texture and embellishment to your quilt making, but they can also be much more. Join Linda for a workshop on how you an use them to create an intriguing new dimension to traditional blocks.
To access this post, you must purchase Conceal/Reveal.
To access this content, you must purchase Conceal/Reveal, or log in if you are a member.

Folded inserts such as prairie points are a fun way to add texture and embellishment to your quilt making, but they can also be much more. Join Linda for a workshop on how you an use them to create an intriguing new dimension to traditional blocks.

To access this post, you must purchase Conceal/Reveal.

Using Tonal Value: Scrap Quilt Fade

 

Join Laura in the studio to explore how important tonal value is in quiltmaking and learn how to piece a tonal fade effect using scrap fabrics. Laura will demonstrate with a liberated approach to Rail Fence but you can apply the principle to any quilt block. This exciting and contemporary approach to scrap quilting is easier than you might think!

Approximate run time: 39 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Join Laura in the studio to explore how important tonal value is in quiltmaking and learn how to piece a tonal fade effect using scrap fabrics. This exciting and contemporary approach to scrap quilting is easier than you might think!
To access this post, you must purchase Using Tonal Value: Scrap Quilt Fade.
To access this content, you must purchase Using Tonal Value: Scrap Quilt Fade, or log in if you are a member.

Join Laura in the studio to explore how important tonal value is in quiltmaking and learn how to piece a tonal fade effect using scrap fabrics. This exciting and contemporary approach to scrap quilting is easier than you might think!

To access this post, you must purchase Using Tonal Value: Scrap Quilt Fade.

Scrap Quilt Tips

 

Working with scraps to make your next quilt can be so satisfying, but also a big challenge in terms of design. In this workshop join Laura to take a look at a new scrap quilt Linda’s been sewing as she shares her tips for a successful scrap quilt.

Approximate run time: 27 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Working with scraps to make your next quilt can be so satisfying, but also a big challenge in terms of design. In this workshop join Laura to take a look at a new scrap quilt Linda's been sewing as she shares her tips for a successful scrap quilt. 
To access this post, you must purchase Scrap Quilt Tips.
To access this content, you must purchase Scrap Quilt Tips, or log in if you are a member.

Working with scraps to make your next quilt can be so satisfying, but also a big challenge in terms of design. In this workshop join Laura to take a look at a new scrap quilt Linda’s been sewing as she shares her tips for a successful scrap quilt. 

To access this post, you must purchase Scrap Quilt Tips.

Label It!

So you’ve invested weeks, even months making a quilt? The final stage is the own up to it! Sign your quilt and label it to start a little quilt history of your own. Join Laura as she shares some ideas and tips for how to label your quilt.

Approximate run time: 16 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

So you've invested weeks, even months making a quilt? The final stage is the own up to it! Sign your quilt and label it to start a little quilt history of your own. Join Laura as she shares some ideas and tips for how to label your quilt.
To access this post, you must purchase Label It!.
To access this content, you must purchase Label It!, or log in if you are a member.

So you’ve invested weeks, even months making a quilt? The final stage is the own up to it! Sign your quilt and label it to start a little quilt history of your own. Join Laura as she shares some ideas and tips for how to label your quilt.

To access this post, you must purchase Label It!.

Piecing Blues

 

Scrap quilts are a lot of fun to make and so satisfying, but it’s not just a case of anything goes. See how Linda’s carefully working with value to organise her fabric placement in a Rail Fence quilt and experimenting with different layouts.

Approximate run time: 15 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Scrap quilts are a lot of fun to make and so satisfying, but it’s not just a case of anything goes. See how Linda’s carefully working with value to organise her fabric placement in a Rail Fence quilt and experimenting with different layouts.
To access this post, you must purchase Piecing Blues.
To access this content, you must purchase Piecing Blues, or log in if you are a member.

Scrap quilts are a lot of fun to make and so satisfying, but it’s not just a case of anything goes. See how Linda’s carefully working with value to organise her fabric placement in a Rail Fence quilt and experimenting with different layouts.

To access this post, you must purchase Piecing Blues.

Sketchbook Samples

Don’t lose your stitched samples! Keep them safe and organised in your sketchbook. In this class Laura will show you how to add your stitched samples successfully into your sketchbook and build a lovely reference of technique.

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Approximate run time: 12 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Don't lose your stitched samples! Keep them safe and organised in your sketchbook. In this class Laura will show you how to add your stitched samples successfully into your sketchbook and build a lovely reference of technique.
To access this post, you must purchase Sketchbook Samples.
To access this content, you must purchase Sketchbook Samples, or log in if you are a member.

Don’t lose your stitched samples! Keep them safe and organised in your sketchbook. In this class Laura will show you how to add your stitched samples successfully into your sketchbook and build a lovely reference of technique.

To access this post, you must purchase Sketchbook Samples.

Embroidered Crazy Bookwrap

 

Decorate any book with a crazy embroidered bookwrap. Use up your scraps and experiment with simple embroidery stitches to make a lovely slip on cover.

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Approximate run time: 26 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Decorate any book with a crazy embroidered bookwrap.
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Decorate any book with a crazy embroidered bookwrap.

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Lilac Applique Panel

 

Inspired by watercolour and pen drawings in Linda’s sketchbook, Laura demonstrates how you can take a successful sketchbook page and translate it into stitched textiles. From Linda’s lilac painting she creates a free appliqué with machine stitching.

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Approximate run time: 23 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Inspired by watercolour and pen drawings in Linda's sketchbook, Laura demonstrates how you can take a successful sketchbook page and translate it into stitched textiles. From Linda's lilac painting she creates a free appliqué with machine stitching.
To access this post, you must purchase Lilac Applique Panel.
To access this content, you must purchase Lilac Applique Panel, or log in if you are a member.

Inspired by watercolour and pen drawings in Linda’s sketchbook, Laura demonstrates how you can take a successful sketchbook page and translate it into stitched textiles. From Linda’s lilac painting she creates a free appliqué with machine stitching.

To access this post, you must purchase Lilac Applique Panel.