Epsiode 208 & Linda’s Tools

What a great new year! You can now watch episode 208 (both parts) below. You will take a look at combining quilting and embroidery, and my friends and guest Anita Shackelford shows us how to draft feather designs and use templates.

Also, I have added my tools and templates videos to my YouTube Channel. You can see great tips on using the amazing tools.

And for my exclusive members CLICK HERE… check out episode 615, where Karen Farnsworth shows us wonderful Tree Napins.Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 12.04.14 PM

Quilting Out of the Flower Box

I am in a unique business. I teach quilters how to quilt on the longarm quilting machines. After the basic skills are learned, the most frequently asked questions are: “How do you know what to quilt on the quilt? What will best compliment the piecework? How do you go about choosing the designs?”

Sometimes the customer has a definite plan or specific designs in mind, but more and more often the longarm quilter is left to choose what they feel will be the best.  Actually, this is a sensible approach since experienced longarm quilters are exposed to hundreds of quilts and ideas for quilting. They develop a good eye for what truly will enhance the piecework and become the experts on quilting designs.

I suggest to my longarm students, and I believe it would be a good idea for all quilters, to start a “design library” of their own on quilting ideas, pictures and designs. This can be accomplished several ways: more

FREE turkey pattern!

To get your free turkey pattern, you have two options. 

#1 Download this 4 page PDF file. You can print it out, and tape it together. Use your laser light to follow the lines. If you would like the pattern printed on a single large sheet of paper, you can purchase it for $5.00 (includes shipping) from Linda’s Electric Quilters (1-800-893-2748).

#2 Download a free digital file for computerized longarm machines. Go to http://marketplace.ipatternstudio.com/patterns.php?collection=25 , ‘buy’ the free pattern. You must have iPatternStudio Desktop installed on your computer to download the file. You can download the FREE trial of the software. Create an account with iPatternStudio and when you add the pattern to your cart and ‘checkout’ you will be able to download the pattern for FREE. Go to iPatternStudio to learn more.

Success Story- Just Believe

Here is an email I recently received from a wonderful student in Ohio.  I just had to share it with you all because you are all worth so much more than you believe!
Dear Linda
After taking your class this summer at Doug and Martha’s “touch of thread” I came home and quilted my granddaughters quilt as you suggested. She not only won project of the day in our county, she won at the Ohio State Fair as well. Thank you very much for your advice! She was thrilled, as you can imagine. I also took your suggestion to raise my prices. You assured me I would not lose customers and asked me to let you know how that went. You were right again. I am as busy as ever and making a whole lot more. I am enjoying adding the new designs I learned from you to my quilting and my customers really like those. Life is good.
Thanks again for wonderful classes and great advice.
Blessings, Dale Rubel

Refining Technical Skills now available in 3 formats…

I have found from teaching the world around, that technical skills in the most sought after class I teach. My video Refining Technical Skills covers the essential skills of loading a quilt, using a laser light and pantograph patterns as well as embellishing. This video is a MUST HAVE for all longarm quilters.

I am excited to announce that you can get them video 3 different ways! First, you can buy a DVD physical copy. Secondly, subscribe to this site and view the video immediately via video streaming. And finally, you can buy an electronic version for download to your computer for viewing at any time through Vimeo.com. Check the trailer before, and then click one of the links to get your copy, your way, right away!

DVD Physical Copy :

$20.95 (tax incl.)

Techniques covered in this wonderful DVD by Linda V. Taylor are: Proper Setup of the quilt, Stabalizing the…

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Techniques covered in this wonderful DVD by Linda V. Taylor are: Proper Setup of the quilt, Stabalizing the quilt, stitch in the ditch, borders and corners, dead-end borders and sashing, pattern placement and setting design motifs (approx 60 minutes)

Video Streaming Subscription : 
http://www.lindavtaylor.com/thequiltingschool/linda-v-taylor-video-page/refining-technical-skills/

Vimeo.com Download :
Click the Vimeo icon in the video player above