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Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch! with Catherine Redford | Start Anytime

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Looking for tips to quilt on your home sewing machine? Or is the stack of quilt tops piling up and you need to start clearing some space? Catherine Redford takes the mystery (and the fear!) out of successful preparation and gives you many ideas for finishing quilts. Let our home quilting expert show you the way, start her course now.

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There are many quilters who never get further than making tops. The whole idea of layering, basting and stitching their quilts fills them with fear. Catherine takes the mystery out of successful preparation and teaches many ideas for finishing quilts, all without any free-motion stitching!


  • 6 in-depth lessons that will have you mastering Walking Foot Quilting
  • Create curves and spirals using a walking foot (versus free motion - benefit is even stitch-length even when sewing at varying speeds).
  • Learner will feel comfortable going beyond the ditch!
Don't put off finishing your quilts any longer! Now is the time to learn this new skill and start quilting today! See you in class!



Lesson 1: A Quilt has 3 Layers

  • Fabric and batting Choices
  • Thread and Needles
  • Why use a Walking Foot
Lesson 2: Keys to Success
  • Prepare your quilt top
  • Pressing Matters

Lesson 3: Getting Ready
  • Baste any size quilt
  • Setting up your machine
Lesson 4: Start Stitching
  • Marking
  • Ditch vs. Shadow Quilting
  • Different Width Lines
  • Grids
Lesson 5: Continuing On
  • Wavy Lines
  • Branched Lines and Sharp Pivots
  • Altering Stitches
  • Combining Stitches
Lesson 6: Adding the Extras
  • Square Straight Line Spirals
  • Odd Shaped Straight Line Spirals
  • Circular Spirals


  • Discussion Board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.
  • Resources: Downloadable and Printable files

  • Notes Section: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content. Only you will be able to see your notes.

  • Gallery: Share images of your work where you can give and receive feedback from fellow students

  • Optional Quizzes: Short optional quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons.

Video Lesson Run Time ≈ 188 minutes

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Born and raised in Northwest England, Catherine learned to knit and sew as a child. Three years after her family moved to Naperville, Illinois in 1995, Catherine discovered quilting when she took a class at a local quilt store, and the rest is history. Today she is a sought-after quilting teacher and speaker. Her quilts have won awards at national shows, including a first place ribbon at the inaugural QuiltCon in Austin, TX. She is an active member of PAQA (the Professional Art Quilt Alliance) and co-founder of the Naperville Modern Quilters Guild. Catherine has appeared on Quilting Arts TV, is a regular contributor to Modern Patchwork magazine, and is the author of two Modern Machine Quilting QATV workshop DVDs.

Catherine still lives in suburban Naperville. Her four children are all married and providing grand children at a good rate. Follow her quilting adventures at her website

Additional Information

SKU R6941
Product Type Course
Author/Designer Catherine Redford
Runtime 118 minutes
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