Machine Quilting Negative Space

on August 17 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 175 Comments

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We recently featured the new book Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters. Angela has a new Craftsy Class out now, Machine Quilting Negative Space!

Go from sketching simple patterns to sewing complex designs, turning your previously plain palettes into wonderful works of art. Learn to break up negative space with a variety of motifs. Play with pebbles and paisleys, twirl with circles and swirls, and travel through a garden of stitched leaves, as you incorporate different design elements to produce subtle and sumptuous surfaces. Angela has also included a free pattern for her All Mine Quilt in the course materials.

We have a special discount for Sew,Mama,Sew! readers, from $39.99 to $29.99. We also have one Machine Quilting Negative Space class giveaway today, so comment below for your chance to win. Angela is adding to the giveaway with one of the modern quilt panels she designed, available on Spoonflower.

Your comment enters you to win a free Machine Quilting Negative Space class, plus a free quilt panel designed by Angela!

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175 Responses to Machine Quilting Negative Space

  1. Lynnette says:

    Awesome class! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Adelle says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would LOVE to take this class!

  3. Kim says:

    Oh! The places this book could take me!

  4. Mallory says:

    I’m loving her new book and can’t wait for her next one!

  5. Sherry Von Fumetti says:

    This is such an exciting giveaway. Thanks

  6. Carmen says:

    I would love to win this prize – thanks for the chance.

  7. Andrea says:

    Gorgeous texture in Angela’s quilting. Crossing my fingers and hoping to win.


  8. Marci Girl says:

    Pick me! I can’t wait to get my hands on her book!

  9. Lori Morton says:

    Would looooove to win this class!
    Thanks for chance to win! 🙂

  10. Elaine says:

    Love Angela’s quilting – there’s so much to learn from her!

  11. jen says:

    great book, would love the new inspiration

  12. Pam L. says:

    I so admire Angela’s quilting and would love to take her class. I’ve signed up for a number of Craftsy courses and find they are like having private lessons, in my own home. I highly recommend them! I’ve made up a ‘wish list’ for other courses I want to sign up for.

  13. MollyP says:

    This is such a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. I am itching to get my hands on Angela’s new book. She pushes me to be more adventurous in my DSM quilting.

  14. Catherine says:

    FMQ is very high on my list of skills I’m trying to develop. I’ve watched the course preview and Angela is not only a very talented quilter, it appears she’s also talent for teaching. This course sounds amazing, and I’m excited at a chance to take it myself.

  15. Jennie P. says:

    Ooh! Hope this is a lucky entry. I’d love to take Angela’s class! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Terry Kessinger says:

    What a great giveaway! Beautiful book and I’d love to learn how to do this. Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. Elizabeth W. says:

    I’ve been wanting to pick up her book – her work is amazing!

  18. Meg says:

    I would love to win this. I’ve seen Angela’s quilts and they are incredible

  19. Mom of Evil Geniuses says:

    I have been intimidated by FMQ, so I would love to learn how to do it!

  20. Ramona says:

    I loooooove her book (and all of her work), so I would LOOOOVE to take this class. thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Ann says:

    I have heard good things about this class. Would love to win!

  22. Nancy M says:

    I’ve been wanting to take this class and have her newest book on my wish list.

  23. Sara says:

    thanks for the giveaway! i’ve had my eye on that class for awhile.

  24. Anke says:

    This looks like a book worth having! Thanks for the givaway

  25. Sheri says:

    I would love to improve my machine quilting skills. Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. Aileen says:

    I piece quilt tops but always have someone else quilt. Would love to try this myself.

  27. Linda Hall says:

    I would love to improve my quilting skills with this class!

  28. Debi Kibbee says:

    I would love to win this, I need a machine quilting class and Angela’s work is beyond awesome!!!

  29. Janet says:

    I like the Crafty BOM class that I am part of. I would enjoy being part of this class, if I’m not too late to sign up for the drawing.

  30. Oh, I would LOVE to win this! I’ve got a quilt top done with tons of negative space and am stumped for how to give it some great texture…

  31. Angela says:

    I would LOVE to win this class!

  32. Cayce says:

    Something I have always wanted to learn! Thanks for the chance.

  33. Barb in MI says:

    Yes, please. I have Angela’s book and the class would be a perfect addition. Thanks so much!

  34. Doreen says:

    I need so much help with machine quilting…I would love to have the opportunity to take this class!

  35. Dee says:

    What a wonderful teacher. The class promo looks promising.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  36. Leslie Richter says:

    Lovely to have a chance to learn more about quilting with negative space. Love it!

  37. Pattij says:

    I am just getting into quilting and I would love to win this class for sure!

  38. Beth lehman says:

    I’ve watched the previews. This class looks great!! Angela really has a way with quilting that is so fresh and unique!

  39. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. Jess says:

    I would love to take Angela’s class, she’s a massive inspiration.

  41. Emily Monk says:

    Just in time as I am just starting some quilts (my next big project) hoping to do them for Christmas presents. So this is great

  42. Ginger says:

    Winning would make my day!

  43. Kathie B says:

    I would really like to know how to fill negative space and make it look good. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. Crystal Renee says:

    Awesome prize. Thank you so much for the chance! This is something I have been wanting to learn more of!
    sellcrystal2 at yahoo dot com

  45. Page says:

    Wonderful!!!! would love to win (:

  46. Westin's Mom says:

    Angela is the best!

  47. lisasaurus says:


  48. Sandi says:

    Craftsy classes are a lot of fun!

  49. Kathy Laird says:

    I have been wanting to make a quilt, but I don’t even know where to start.

  50. Kelli says:

    This class looks so fun and educational. It would be great to win!

  51. Pam L. says:

    I would love to win Angela Walters’ class. I’ve heard great things about the class – for both longarmers and those of us who quilt on our domestic sewing machines. Thanks for the chance!
    Pam L.

  52. Claudia says:

    I would love to perfect my machine quilting.

  53. Dani says:

    I LOVE her quilting. Its so inspiring!

  54. sangeetha says:

    thanks – this would be am interesting class

  55. Dianne says:

    Wow. I could really benefit from this class


  56. Jane says:

    I would love to learn free motion. Only do stitch in the ditch now….

  57. Sabine says:

    OOps, I meant I am planning to buy her book :-))

  58. Sabine says:

    Thanks for the chance of winning. I also want to get her book.

  59. Jenifer says:

    Wow, thanks for the chance to win!

  60. Debbie H says:

    I would love this class! Thanks!

  61. gabs says:

    Count me in – hope I’m not too late to enter!!

  62. Grace - Fun Little Thing says:

    This looks like an amazing opportunity! Learning how to quilt is my next big scary project!

  63. Mary Jo says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the class. It’s definitely something I could use as I struggle with what to do in the negative space and am relatively new to machine quilting. I hadn’t heard of Angela’s book until you mentioned it and it looks like something I really need.

  64. Sue Preece says:

    That sounds like a great class! Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. Sherrye says:

    Free Motion Quilting! Never done it but want to! I know, straight line quilting is so boring. That’s why this class would be so wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Laurie Zimmerman says:

    What a great giveaway!!! She does a great job quilting.

  67. elsa says:

    I love Craftsy and have taken a few classes ~ I’d love to win the machine quilting class! Thanks for the giveaway and, if I don’t win thanks for the discount!

  68. Kelly B says:

    I love Angela’s book and I bet her class is fantastic!!!!

  69. Andrea says:

    I love Craftsy classes and this one sounds amazing! I have so much to learn when it comes to quilting!

  70. Rebecca says:

    Great giveaway

  71. M says:

    Thanks for the chance!:)

  72. Audrey says:

    I am in awe of Angela’s work and would love to learn from her!

  73. Galatina says:

    I would love to win this – never quite get things the way that I want them. Thanks for the opportunity.

  74. Inmaculada says:

    I really would love to have the opportuniry to do this class!

  75. Christine says:

    What a wonderful opportunity! Craftsy is great!!!

  76. Dell says:

    What a great giveaway. Thanks so much.

  77. Jenny says:

    I would love to learn more about quilting. Thanks for the giveaway and the discount!

  78. Carol Y says:

    I could use this class – perfect timing.

  79. KTseams says:

    I have been itching to try free motion, this class would be perfect!

  80. Dolores says:

    I’m only just started to get into FMQ so this course would be great to give me a boost along.


  81. Lindsay says:

    Yes! Watched the previews for this class– looks amazing!

  82. ChezPooh says:

    This class may be the only way I will carve out time to learn machine quilting. I’ve checked out websites and books out of the library. Time to put the foot on the pedal!

  83. Patti says:

    this would just be the best class ever! thanks for the chance to win.

  84. Carol says:

    Angela’s quilting is so lovely. I’m sure that the class is great, too!

  85. Barb says:

    I have been reading Angela’s book and would love to take her class.

  86. Jenny says:

    I’d love this class — and boy do I need it.

  87. Emily says:

    This sounds like a great class!

  88. Kathryn Knox says:

    Love your blog and love this giveaway, so original. Hope I win.

  89. Kathleen says:

    I just finished the top and bottom for a queen size quilt I am making my daughter for her graduation from college. This is my first. I’ve made a few baby quilts but I’ve never made anything this big. I am just learning how to FMQ and trying to decide how to quilt the top of this wonky log cabin. This Craftsy class sounds awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!

  90. Stephanie O says:

    I would love to learn more about machine quilting. shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

  91. duff says:

    I’d love to win this class-I inherited a mid-arm but don’t know what to do with it!

  92. LJ says:

    The class sounds wonderful. I do wonder if it’s geared more toward long-arm quilting.

  93. Katie B says:

    Angela is so cool! I’d love to win the class.

  94. Ginger says:

    This sounds like an awesome class. And the panels look fun too.

  95. Anne says:

    Something that I need help with! Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. Beezus says:

    I would love some instruction in FMQ. Thanks for the wonderful class giveaway!

  97. Erica says:

    What a great give away…this class is on my list of things to do, and whether I win or buy at a discount, this is fantastic! Thanks!

  98. Deb says:

    Wonderful….a class i need!

  99. Katie says:

    Great giveaway! I just bought a used long arm machine and am still a little like a deer in headlights. This class would be perfect for me right now.

  100. Catherine says:

    I love creative classes…and this would be my first quilting one. 🙂

  101. Carole says:

    What a wonderful giveaway – I have been dying to do some of my own machine quilting on my new machine but I’m nervous.

  102. sarahliz says:

    Oh wow. This looks like a great class.
    Will have to check it out as a way to get myself through the free motion quilting learning curve.

  103. Kelli says:

    I’ve watched the previews and would LOVE to take the class! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  104. Kelley says:

    This book is on my wish list and I’d love to take the class. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  105. Melanie C says:

    I would love to take this class!!!

  106. Jennifer says:

    This class looks amazing. Awesome giveaway opportunity (and discount)! Thanks!

  107. Suzanne says:

    This is fantastic! I just perused Angela’s FMQ book and it has really changed my attitude about how to approach quilting.

  108. Rachel says:

    Would love the opportunity. I am learning to FMQ and this would be helpful.

  109. Anna says:

    I would love to do this class! Thanks for the giveaway chance, and the discount too!

  110. Jane says:

    What a great opportunity – I am very nervous of free machine quilting and this class sounds great.

  111. Jen r says:

    Sounds like a great class!

  112. Norma says:

    I’ll be taking Angela’s class now that the kids are back in school. Hooray!

  113. nicole says:

    looks like a great class! thanks for the giveaway!

  114. PennyDog says:

    I have bought Angela’s book but would love to actually be talked through it by her!

  115. Mary says:

    How great it would be to win this class with the wonderful Angela Walters! Thanks for the chance.

  116. jackie says:

    too too fun, great giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

  117. Janice says:

    I really want to take this class! Thanks for the giveaway!

  118. Anita says:

    I would love a chance to take this class – thanks!

  119. Sonds like an awesome prize!

  120. MarciaW says:

    Thanks for the chance. Angela’s work is wonderful.

  121. Sara says:

    I would die if I won this absolutely want that class!!

  122. Lynn says:

    I would love to learn more machine quilting techniques!

  123. Anna O says:

    Very cool! Would love to learn more of Angela’s great techniques.

  124. Gunilla says:

    I tried free motion quilting, and am an absolute beginner at it ! I realise I need to work more on this, because I would love to use it on my quilts! Thanks!

  125. Pétra says:

    I would love to take that class I’m kind of stuck in my comfort zone at this point! Thanks for the chance to win and the quilt panel WOW.

  126. Karen says:

    It would be a thrill to win a Craftsy class!

  127. Julie Forster says:

    I find the prospect of free motion quilting negative space bot compelling and scary. I’m sure this class would help!

  128. Melissa Ann says:

    Um… yes please!

  129. I would love to win your class!! I just love your style of quilting!

  130. Janice Martin says:

    Would love to win this! I am just learning to freemotion and want to learn about filling negative space.

  131. Rose says:

    I would love to win this class. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  132. Ellen Ban says:

    I so need Angela’s class, as the quilt tops are piling up!

  133. Carrie says:

    I just got Angela’s book and I love it! It would be great to win.

  134. YC says:


  135. This is definitely one of the online class I want to follow this year. I already have Angela’s book. It’s great. Actually seeing her movements in a video should help to learn the designs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Karen Womack says:

    I learned basic free motion quilting some time ago, and am ready to go to the next level. I will definitely check out your Craftsy class!

  137. Judy says:

    This looks like a great class would be great to win!

  138. Erin Waters says:

    Yes, please!! I am getting bored of all the straight lines I know how to do

  139. Mary P says:

    This looks amazing!

  140. Allie says:

    What a great giveaway! I love being able to long arm my quilts, but I have a hard time trying to figure out what designs to quilt. This class would help me tremendously!

  141. marthaeliza says:

    Oh, my! I recently tried machine quilting and I really enjoyed it, but my results (specifically in the plain squares) were exuberant and primitive — not the look I was going for. I would love to win this class!

  142. Elizabeth says:

    This looks like a great class. Thanks for the chance to win!

  143. Anta says:

    I would love to improve my free motion skills. I’d especially be interested in tips for quilting the middle portion of a larger quilt on a home machine.

  144. Jan says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I admire Angela’s artistry!

  145. Joanna says:

    I have to admit, that I didn’t know Craftsy before (no idea how it happened). I was looking through some previews and I’m looking forward for purchasing some classes and learning more!

  146. Laura says:

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  147. Karen Little says:

    I have been trying to psyche myself up for machine quilting and this class would be perfect. Also, love Angela’s minimalist modern style so the panel would be a welcome addition to my life!!

  148. Sarah L. says:

    I would love to take this class! Thank you for the giveaway.

  149. Jessi says:

    I love craftsy so much! This class is definetly on my “want” list- but then again, almost all the quilting classes are!

  150. Karen F says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  151. Allison C says:

    Would love to get more experience (and confidence) with FMQ. I’m sure this class would be helpful! Thanks for the chance.

  152. Jackie says:

    I would love to win this! Angela’s work is amazing!

  153. Lynda says:

    !!! oh! oh! oh! Picke me! Pick me! 🙂

  154. Deb H. says:

    I would really like to learn more about machine quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  155. jan mishin says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I am going to enroll in the class for sure!Thanks

  156. Sue says:

    Sounds good. I have a major lack of self confidence when it comes to quilting anything someone might actually notice.

  157. Heather says:

    This book is all over blog land and I’d love to win the class. Thanks for the chance.

  158. Hannah says:

    Those quilt panels are such an interesting idea!

  159. Meg says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to take this class!

  160. Erin says:

    Oh, I am just getting into quilting and I would love to win this class.

  161. Linda says:

    This is a class I could really use! My fingers are crossed…

  162. Colleen says:

    Angelas quilting is amazing.

  163. Pam says:

    What a great opportunity! Thanks for the chance.

  164. I love Angela’s book and would love to win a spot in the class!

  165. carrie says:

    Oooh! Sign me up for this!

  166. Alyssa says:

    I would love to take her class, Angela’s book has been super helpful for me.

  167. Erin Palmer says:

    Love the discounts!

  168. Ruth says:

    Pick me, pick me, pick me!!

  169. Maureen McCarthy says:

    I just recently signed up for two FMQ classes on Craftsy. I just love the site. I would have waited had I known the most amazing FMQ on the planet was offering a class. Just purchased the book and can’t wait to practice.

  170. Donna says:

    Would love to win. I have heard wonderful things about Angela

  171. Becky says:

    Yay! This class looks so great, thanks for the discount!

  172. Judy D. says:

    wow, would love to take this class!

  173. Jésabelle B. says:

    I just happen to have a quilt top completed and waiting for me… This class would be perfect!

  174. Patsy Booher says:

    Would love to learn more about machine quilting!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  175. Janice Svercek says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. I have been wanting to improve my free motion sewing.

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