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Susan Stewart

Some of these classes are ones I teach, and some are Craftsy classes by other instructors that I've enjoyed, and think you might, as well.

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20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know

Even if you've been machine embroidering for years, as I have, you'll find useful tips in this class. Lindee covers hooping, stabilizers, needles, threads, tension, and avoided the dreaded "un-embroidering!" Included are some pretty embroidery designs. I recommend this class!

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Making Leather Bags

I highly recommend this class! I badly need a new leather purse, and I think I'll make my own. The instructor covers everything you need to know to make a gorgeous leather bag on your home sewing machine. Instructions are clear and concise, and the class left me sure that I have the skills to make a beautiful new purse. 

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Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts

Cindy Needham teaches how to create beautiful whole-cloth quilts, including those with cutwork and embroidered linens as the top layer. I love the way she incorporates these lacy linens in her work! The way she quilts around the embroidery in the linens is much like the way I quilt around machine embroidered motifs. I've seen her work, and it's gorgeous!

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Sweet Elegance - 16 Cookie-Decorating Techniques

This is not a class I teach, but I think you'd enjoy it! I certainly did! Learn how to decorate cookies with lace, eyelets, quilted looks, embroidered flowers, monograms, and painted roses. I've seen short videos on social media, and finally signed up for this class. It's fun, and I can't wait to try the techniques! I wish I'd saved my Wilton cake decorating equipment from classes I took in the late 1970s!

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The Machine Embroidery Inspired Quilt

Learn how to let your machine embroidery designs inspire your quilt with my first Craftsy class!Included in the class are Zundt designs, specially digitized for this class. Watch any time, as often as you like, and interact with me and other students on the Craftsy online platform.

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A red silk duppioni quilted stocking showcases a white batiste cuff with several heirloom sewing techniques.  Learn to shape lace insertion in curves and miters, how to stitch a shadow replique herm, and how to attach lace edging to a finished edge.  Highlight with decorative machine stitching, if desired.  Make the cuff in class, then quilt and finish the stocking at home.  Includes all materials except batting, lining, and decorative thread.
           This project requires a zigzag sewing machine with some decorative stitches.  Skill level - advanced beginner and above.


Make this beautiful batiste dresser scarf featuring shaped lace, a reverse applique lace motif, and wide lace edging.  Embellish with decorative machine stitching, if desired.  Then decide if you want to hem the sides and keep it delicate and see-through, or layer it over a fabric of your choice that will shadow through the batiste and lace, and add the extra textural dimension of quilting.  Either way, you will love this project!  Maybe you'll want to make one each way!

A zigzag sewing machine with some decorative stitches is required for this class.  Skill level:  advanced beginner and above.


This small pillow would be perfect for a ring-bearer's pillow.  Using white batiste and heirloom laces, learn how to join lace to lace and lace to fabric, and how to stitch Cathedral lace windows.  Embellish the pillow top with decorative machine stitching.  Your choice of fabric for the underlining and bottom ruffle shadows through the batiste and lace overlay.  Quilt, if deisred, and construct at home.

This project requires a zigzag sewing machine with some decorative stitches.  Skill level: advanced beginner and above


Learn basic heirloom sewing by machine techniques while making this baby quilt. Techniques include joining lace to lace, lace to fabric (two methods), shaped lace (curves and miters), shadow appliqué, and shaped double-needle pintucks. You will use white cotton batiste, cotton laces, and embroidered batiste insertion. The techniques are stitched on the cotton batiste, which is then layered over your choice of fabric for the underlayer, which shadows through the semi-sheer batiste. Decorative machine stitching accents the quilt.

This project requires a zigzag sewing machine with some decorative stitches. Skill level – advanced beginner and above.


This unique quilted table runner features lots of heirloom sewing by machine techniques. Learn how to curve and miter French insertion lace, insert embellished fabric inside a shaped lace frame, stitch cathedral lace windows, and make lace/rickrack bridging. Decorative machine satin-stitched scallops enhance the lacy look. The lace and cotton batiste squares are layered over your choice of quilting fabrics, and pieced together with simple borders to create the top for this table runner. You will make the batiste overlay blocks in class, and finish the simple piecing at home, with the included instructions. The kit contains new and antique laces. Lace patterns may differ from those shown on sample. Your group may choose white batiste and laces, or ivory and ecru batiste and laces.

This class requires a zigzag sewing machine with some decorative stitches. Skill level: Intermediate


Heirloom sewing by machine is not difficult! Learn the basic techniques while making this lacy heirloom baby bonnet from cotton batiste, French cotton lace, entredeux, and embroidered insertion. Choose pale pink or white batiste for the bonnet. You will learn how to join lace to lace, lace to fabric, lace to entredeux, entredeux to flat fabric, and entredeux to gathered fabric. This airy confection is finished off with gorgeous silk satin ribbons to match the batiste.

You will need a zigzag sewing machine for this class. Skill level: advanced beginner.


The fine fabrics and lace and intricate workmanship of heirloom sewing join with quilting cotton and simple piecing to create a delightful little wall hanging. Learn to make see-through lace hearts by shaping French cotton insertion lace into curves and miters on cotton batiste. The three 7” heart blocks are layered over blocks of your choice of fabric, joined, then edged with a border and more lace. The centers of the hearts are accented with decorative machine stitching. We will also cover tips on trimming fabric from behind the lace, and how to repair the lace if it gets cut. You will quilt the wall hanging at home.

This class requires a zigzag sewing machine with some decorative stitches. Skill level: advanced beginner.