I started filming the beginner DVD today, but I realized as I was working on it that I needed to just double check one last time that I'm covering everything I need to cover in this video.
So here's the chapter list so far:
Machine setup / Tools
- Dealing with loops on the back of the quilt
- Breaking needles and breaking thread
Stitch Regulator - Do you need one or not
Thread color choice and type
Confidence building and how to stay focused while machine quilting
Fillers for bed quilts (how to upscale a design)
Using stencils and continuous designs
How to mark a quilt top
- How much space to quilt on the quilt top
- How to avoid bearding and pleats in the backing
How to quilt a big quilt on a small machine
How to get consistent stitches
Hand movement vs. machine speed
Where to start quilting and how?
Thinking ahead with a design
Traveling from one design to another
I've thought about it a lot and I don't think I'll have time to really discuss design in great detail. I'll have to leave that for the Intermediate level DVD.
More than anything else, I just want to help beginners learn how to feel comfortable behind your machines.
It seems like most quilters are fine for piecing or even machine applique, but as soon as the feed dogs are turned off or covered, all confidence goes out the window!
So I need your help! If there's anything I've missed that you think is huge and MUST be in the DVD, please comment about it below!
Thanks a bunch!