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.

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!
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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.

Birdsong

Use monoprint with stencils to create a bird motif on fabric before adding appliqué and stitch to make a beautiful stitched textile that could be displayed as a wall quilt or made into a cushion.

Screenprint, Monoprint and Stitch

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind printed fabrics using a fabulous screen printing method with stencils, then overprint with monoprinting to add graphic marks. Laura will then guide you through planning piecing ideas in your sketchbook before sharing her tips for quilting the results.

Fabric Art Diary

Work along with Linda to make a fabric art diary. During the project she’ll demonstrate a wide variety of techniques you can use to record daily events and inspiration including stamping, stencilling, appliqué and drawing.

Festive Favourites

We’ve grouped together our popular festive video workshops to help get you all set for the season. Make your own stitch paper greetings cards, pop them in funky printed envelopes, then decorate your home with easy to sew bunting and a fantastic wire and stitched leaf garland.

What’s the Story? Fractured

 

Discover the inspirational sources that Linda brought together in the making of her quilt ‘Fractured’. Linda also discusses the techniques that she used in the making of the quilt.

Approximate run time: 20 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Discover the inspirational sources that Linda brought together in the making of her quilt ‘Fractured’. Linda also discusses the techniques that she used in the making of the quilt.

Introduction to: English Paper Piecing

 

Discover how to sew geometric designs with English paper piecing. Laura guides you through the simple steps for this satisfying method of patchwork that works beautifully for piecing even small shapes with accuracy.

To join in you’ll need:

Scrap paper or envelopes
Template (Laura uses a 60 degree ‘fat diamond’)
Fabric for patchwork (lightweight quilting cottons are best)
Thread and sewing kit
Pencil and scissors

The piecing featured in this video is for Laura’s Ruby Star Quilt Project. You can read more about that on her blog.

Approximate run time: 17 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Discover how to sew geometric designs with English paper piecing. Laura guides you through the simple steps for this satisfying method of patchwork that works beautifully for piecing even small shapes with accuracy.

Monoprint Landscape

Work with Laura to explore monoprinting methods including how to use paper stencils to print on fabric and paper. She’ll show you how to make a series of sequenced prints. Next work on a landscape design on fabric with a central scene and border design. Add stitching by hand and machine to complete your mini quilt.

Stencilled Iris

Join Linda to use stencilling techniques on fabric to create a beautiful floral wall quilt. She’ll show you how to use paint sticks such as Markal to stencil your design to fabric for a painterly effect. Next she’ll talk you through how to approach the stitching to add detail and interest. There are two workshops in this collection.

Patchwork Portholes and Pockets

Learn how to create a circular opening that can be cleverly sewn into a patchwork project, think funky porthole that enables layering of colour with glimpses through to underneath layers, or a circular feature that can be added to a garment as a decorative or functional pocket. There is lots of creative potential with this fun method. There are three workshops in this collection.