Practise new free-motion quilting skills while decorating your home. Deborah Louie has designed five fabulous coordinating cushions, each featuring a different free motion fill, but all use a 1in grid base. In this class, Deborah will discuss threads and teach you easy techniques to create free-motion designs in different shapes! Not too big to quilt, not too big to finish. Thread your machines and try something new! Quickly mark up the 1in base grid and make the Boxes, Jigsaw, Leaves and Stripes, Pebbles and Clamshell Cushions!
Instructions and digital pattern included for Deborah Louie's cushions
Deborah takes you through all the steps from discussing threads to teaching your techniques to create fabulous, free-motion designs such as leaves, bubbles, clamshells and puzzle shapes
Includes a gallery of Deborah's other projects
Full materials list included in instructions
Detailed step-by-step instructions included take you through all the steps for creating your own version of Deborah's cushions
Follow Deborah's advice and create your own version of her cushion or apply the techniques to any number of other projects
A great project for intermediate-level quilters looking to learn or practise their free-motion quilting skills
Chapter 1: Meet Deborah Louie (12min)
Meet award-winning quilter Deborah Louie, as she introduces to you what free-motion quilting technique she will be using in the Cushion by Five Pillow project.
Chapter 2: Cushion Requirements (14min)
Deborah Louie takes you through her fabric choices for the five cushions and shows you how she picks her colour palate. Deborah then recommends what tools and notions she will be using in the Cushion by Five Pillow project.
Chapter 3: Boxes Cushion (16min):
Deborah starts with the boxes cushion, a simple design using a walking foot.
Chapter 4: Jigsaw Cushion (10min):
Learn to free-motion a puzzle piece with a fun applique detail!
Chapter 5: Leaves & Stripes Cushion (10min):
Here Deborah shows you how easy it is to make the leaves and vine designs on her next cushion.
Chapter 6: Pebbles Cushion (10min):
Then you’ll move onto some more advanced techniques with fun pebbles and spiral designs
Chapter 7: Clam Shells Cushion (12min):
Lastly, you will look at Deborah Louie's favourite free-motion technique! Starting simple, then moving on to embellishing the clam shells with a fun pattern!
Chapter 8: Show and tell with Deborah Louie (13min):
View a gallery of Deborah's other works, from beautiful table runners to spectacular quilts.
What crafts do you do? Quilt making really only, takes up all of my time . A little dress making in the holidays with my daughter.
How long have you been crafting? All my life really. Started as a very young girl making all of my clothes, then in1992 started making quilts and haven’t looked back.
Who taught you your skills? Self-Taught mostly and mentored by some wonderful Quilt NSW professional quilters .Over the years I have attended a class with Nancy Crow, Brenda Gail smith, Lorraine Downy, Michelle Mischkulnig and the late Coral Garnsey taught be my first sample quilt in 1992. Still to today Michelle Marvig advises me with my piecing.
Is crafting your hobby or your profession? I am a professional Quilter, teaching domestic machine quilting and applique both face to face and on line classes. Quilt designer, pattern maker, Bernina Ambassador.
Do you teach/publish your skills and projects? I have been teaching since 2000 and have had the honour to teach thousands of Australians and New Zealanders how to domestic machine quilt the Deborah Louie way with wonderful success. I am currently working on a series of patterns of my machine applique and quilted quilts to be available on my web site. Also, on line instructional life time classes in domestic quilting and applique.
What do you love most about crafting? Being able to be creative making beautiful quilts and to inspire others to love their own work. To make students happy, to take them further with their machine skills than they have ever been before. That’s very rewarding. Wonderful people to meet and making beautiful friends.
What is your proudest crafting moment/achievement? I am very proud of the fact that I am making a difference in people’s quilting lives. Connecting my love of quilting with others to inspire them, and still teaching and moving forward creating new classes. Developing new designs, growing, learning myself all the time after 17 years of full time quilting teaching and still loving it. I am very proud that I am moving forward with the times of internet learning,
5 words that best describe your craft style? Bright, happy, machine, textural, freemotion quilting.
Anything else that you would like to share? Go to www.deborahlouie.com.au for exciting on line domestic machine quilting, applique and know how to machine classes. Beautiful patterns with full piecing, applique and machine quilting instructions.