Machine Quilting Skills Inventory


Machine quilting on a home sewing machine isn’t intimidating when it is broken down into skills. Take a look at this machine quilting skills inventory, mark off your achievements, then take the rest one at a time. You will be quilting in no time.

  • Create a Quilt Sandwich
  • Basting
    • Pin basting
    • Sew basting edges
  • Straight Line Stitching with a Walking Foot
    • Foundation Quilting (Stitch in the Ditch)
    • Decorative Quilting (Grid Quilting)
  • Free Motion Quilting
    • Continuous lines
    • Curves
    • Straight
    • Designs
  • Marking the Quilt Top
  • Locking Stitches
  • Stopping and Starting
  • Stippling 
  • Feathers
    • Echo feathers
    • Unmarked feathers
    • Stencil
  • Packaging the Quilt (getting your big quilt ready to quilt)
  • Order of quilting for the designs
  • Handling the Quilt

Are there skills on this list you need to work on? Each of these skills are covered in Cindy Seitz-Krug’s online iquilt class Successful Machine Quilting: Basic & Beyond. Take a look:



Visit her class here.

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