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Confident & Joyful Free Motion Quilting - 4 Week Course for Domestic (Regular) Machines

Find Confidence and Joy in Free Motion Quilting - Perfect for Beginners - Course starts on 10th January 2021
  • Do you tear your hair out just at the thought of free motion quilting?
  • Don't even know where to start and how to get set up?
  • Scared to even try?
  • How about investing in your learning and save money on not sending every quilt out to a Long Arm Quilter?
  • Not got the concentration levels to attend a whole day class?
  • Maybe you've had a go before but given up in exasperation....
Is that you?  Does that sound familiar?  Then I would love to help you! Over the course of 4 weeks I will give you the knowledge you need to become a confident free motion quilter.  With that new found confidence, will come joy.

The course will start on the 10th January 2021.

I'll break it down into manageable bite sized chunks so you don't get overwhelmed.  Each week there will be a new module for you.  These will consist of short videos to watch and practice sessions and even a mini project at the end.

We'll have four LIVE Zoom sessions during the 4 weeks where you'll be able to ask me any questions you might have about the content.  (No pressure to attend if you prefer to learn on your own).

You'll be able to join a community of others joining in with the course.  Here you'll be able to share pictures of your practise pieces and encourage and celebrate with one another.  

So, in a nutshell, this course is for you if you get frustrated every time you attempt free motion quilting or if you’re too scared to even try! It’ll give you the knowledge and confidence you need to elevate your quilting skills and find joy when quilting.

"I think I may have been cured of my Free Motion Quilting fear 😜"

Sharon. - FMQ  'In Person' Class attendee

Why trust me with your learning?
  • Free Motion Quilting is a passion of mine - it's my favourite part of the patchwork & quilting process.  I have found that I can get so lost in free motion quilting that it reduces anxiety and makes me happy! And I want that for you too!
  • And I love teaching it to others, taking away the mystery of it and making it achievable for all!
  • I've been successfully helping people overcome their fears of free motion for the last five years so I know I can help you too!
  • I've been successfully producing online video content for my Pattern Subscribers for three years now.

"Had a fantastic day learning free motion quilting. Now to practice more at home....Thank you Jo for a fabulous day, thoroughly enjoyed myself and learnt so much. It has certainly diminished my fear of fmq !!!"

Sue - FMQ 'In Person' Class attendee

So, What's Included in the Course?
  • 4 weeks of learning content commencing on 10th January 2021 - normally video tutorials - you can watch these as many times as you need to, pressing pause and play as often as you like! And they will be available after the 4 week course has finished for you to replay when you like.
  • Four Live Q&A Webinars - your place to ask me any questions you might have - attendance is optional.  These will take place on 16th, 23rd, 30th January and 6th February 2021 and will run for approximately an hour.  (Time to be confirmed, likely to be 2pm GMT unless a large portion of students are in a different time zone. In which case the time will be changed.)
  • Topics we will cover include: 
  • Preparing your machine (regular domestic), your quilt and yourself; 
  • Tools; Thread; Batting; Tension; 
  • Common Mistakes; 
  • Two 'All Over' designs - meander/stipple & loops; 
  • Three 'Filler' designs - switchbacks, pebbles & figure of eight; 
  • Pattern size; 
  • Determining where and what to quilt; 
  • Dealing with larger quilts; 
  • and plenty of time practising.
  • I'm including a COMPLIMENTARY copy of my Sliced Up Pattern as the Sewing Machine Cover (& Table Runner) makes a  great practice project.
  • Online Community for: sharing photos of your practise blocks with other participants; asking for advice; sharing ideas; making new friends; and being inspired and encouraged. 
  • All videos have subtitles (Closed Captions).
What You'll Need?
  • A domestic sewing machine with the capability to either lower the feed dog or cover it.
  • A darning / free motion foot - we'll talk about different types in class, but my preference is Open Toe, Perspex foot.
  • Some solid / plain fabric and batting (preferably not polyester) to make practise sandwiches.
  • Quilting gloves
  • Thread
  • Computer, Laptop or other device to watch the video tutorials on
  • Printer to print the downloads
Who Should Do This Course?
  • You should already know how to use your sewing machine.
  • You may have made a quilt before, but this isn't totally necessary.
  • You want to learn a new skill, you might have tried it before but want to try it again.
  • It's perfect for you if you are anxious about free motion quilting.

Enrolment for this course closes in...

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Ways to Pay

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Not this time, but I will run the course again so make sure you are signed up to my email newsletter list to find out when I will be launching it again.

Once you’ve paid you’ll be asked to set up a log in.  Once that’s done you’ll be able to access the portal.  You’ll automatically be emailed a receipt and log in link to my Online Sewing School (Portal), so if you didn’t set up the log in when you paid, you’ll be able to do it using the link. 

Some security systems are causing a glitch in the system and not registering the click on the Buy button.  If this happens you have various option to buy the course: try buying on a different device; contact me to arrange a different payment method; go into your security (e.g. Kapersky) and allow data collection for this website, that seems to resolve the issue.

No problem at all!  The content will be delivered weekly but you might choose to do a little bit each day.  You might not have time to do it in the 4 weeks, that's ok you'll have access to it for a minimum of 6 months after signing up.  So find a solution that works for you.  All that said, please be aware that the LIVE sessions are planned for certain points of the course, so you may want to try to have completed the lessons available at that point so you understand what I'm talking about and can ask questions about the content delivered to that point.

The other thing to say here though, is that you only get out what you put in.  In order words you will need to spend time practising a skill to improve at it.  And this particular skill is best learned if you are able to practice little and often, if you could manage 10-15 minutes a day that would be amazing and you would definitely see results quicker!  If you put the time in you will develop good habits and improve your skills.

The important thing is to remember that this is fun! It's your hobby and should never make you feel stressed out!  Go at your pace, you'll have access to the content for a minimum of 6 months after signing up.

No problem! You can ask me a question during one of the LIVE Q&A sessions using the chat box.  If the time doesn't suit your schedule or time zone then just be sure to email me the question ahead of time and I'll answer in the LIVE anyway.  I'm planning to record the LIVES and load them into the portal for you to watch when convenient.  

Alternatively post your question in the Community Page or Facebook Group.  Either myself or one of our other lovely members is sure to be able to answer it for you. :-)

This is all listed above listed above.

Sometimes the technology decides not to do what it should!  Very frustrating!  Sorry it's happened to you.  First of all, just double check your junk/spam folder.  Also make sure to add jo@thecraftynomad.co.uk to the Safe Sender list in your email settings.  Next go to the Register Page and sign up.  Once you are in, you'll be able to click on the My Courses tab at the top.  If your enrolment was processed then the BOM will show up in your courses.  If it's not there or you have problems registering then just drop me an email at jo@thecraftynomad.co.uk.  It could be something as simple as a typo in the email address.

What are you waiting for?
I can't wait to help you with your FMQ!

Jo was really welcoming and patient. The class was perfectly paced and she had loads of great tips to take away. The atmosphere of the class was really positive and friendly and meant my anxiety about not having sewn for a while and probably being the least experienced member of the group soon disappeared. I will definitely be back for more and hopefully bring my mum next time!

Nicki- 'In Person' Class attendee

Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our products and their potential. The testimonials and examples used are exceptional results, don’t apply to the average purchaser and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation.   I promise to give you the knowledge you need and show you the skills so you'll have everything you need to master this.  You'll have the confidence to keep on practising.  But, like anything in life, you only get out what you put in.