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Join Judi Madsen as she demonstrates how you can advance your quilting skills by adding detail quilting in a progressive manner. Using the same quilt top pattern for three different quilts, sew along with Judi and complete a simpler design, a more complex design, and then an advanced design. As she sews, you can see how she builds the quilting detail on each piece. The completion of each quilt design builds your quilting skills and gives you inspirational ideas for adapting these techniques to your own quilts! Everything is presented in easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons so you can achieve the quilting success you desire. Quilting layouts included with class downloadable materials. For your convenience, this class can be purchased for online viewing or purchased on DVD.

Course Curriculum

Progressive Detail Quilting by Judi Madsen - 2hr 37min
Lesson 1. Class Introduction 0 Hours 3 Minutes00:03
Lesson 2. Quilting Design Process 0 Hours 11 Minutes00:11
Lesson 3. Marking Project 1 0 Hours 14 Minutes00:14
Lesson 4. Quilting Project 1 0 Hours 30 Minutes00:30
Lesson 5. Marking Project 2 0 Hours 14 Minutes00:14
Lesson 6. Quilting Project 2 0 Hours 27 Minutes00:27
Lesson 7. Marking Project 3 0 Hours 27 Minutes00:27
Lesson 8. Quilting Project 3 0 Hours 42 Minutes00:42

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  • 3/8 yd. white
  • 3/4 yd. light gray
  • 1/4 yd. dark gray
  • 1/2 yd. navy blue
  • 1/6 yd. dark green
  • 1/6 yd. light green
  • 1/6 yd. dark turquoise
  • 1/6 yd. medium turquoise
  • 1/6 yd. light turquoise
  • Batting: 40" x 40"
  • Backing: 1¼ yd


  • White Fil-Tec™ Glide

Marking Tools

  • Collins water-soluble marker, blue
  • Collins Vanishing Fabric Marker, purple

Quilting Tools



Instructor Gallery

Student Gallery

  1. Debbie Pine


    I just watched the first few lessons, and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. This is certainly NOT a beginners class by any means. If you have no sense of where to place rulers to hit those lines you may get frustrated quickly. I've made the sample pattern so that I can recreate the stitches. There is So much information to absorb, but the place I'm struggling with first is the marking. She went

    through this quite quickly, and I wish she would have marked in bolder lines and stopped at each point for just a minute longer. She also starts marking in the far right corner and then begins again in the top left without saying why. I'm having trouble with lines disappearing on the bottom of the pattern before I get to that point in the quilt as I don't have time to do this whole top all at once. I need to go back and re-mark some areas. I'm sure I'll learn a lot by the time I'm done, but this could have been a much better experience with just a few minor tweaks. I must admit, I'm used to the Craftsy platform where you can ask questions along the way and see the answers as you go along. It looks like many people have the same kind of questions. All in all a great value for the price. I hope to be able to post a finished piece soon.
  2. Julie Mott


    WOW! Thank you Judi!!! I totally enjoyed this class. Making the samples was a great experience. Getting the first one drawn was a bit tricky at first but watching the video several times and following along before stitching new sections was helpful.
    Using 15 SPI with 100 weight Microquilter thread worked well for these designs. Judi delivers her instructions clearly and provides enough dem

    onstrations for student follow through. The repetition of the block designs was helpful as it allows time to practice and perfect each one. I look forward to applying what I learned to other projects.
  3. Ilona Strull


    I very much enjoyed this class and think I learned so much about ruler work. Thank you, Judi. That being said my only criticism would be trying to follow the pattern line drawing. I had so much trouble seeing what was being drawn and had to keep replaying the video to try and figure things out. I know you wouldn't want to draw the lines in black, but I really feel that's what it would take to

    see the patterns. I had downloaded the PDF, but those are so small it was really had to see the drawings. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the class!
  4. Lori Fasulo


    Very disappointed in this class. Judi's quilting is beautiful . This is what attracted me to the class. Not enough instruction .The music was a distraction . I ended up muting a lot of if.
  5. Marianne Clower


    The camera work is not good. It's very hard to tell what is being done. The water soluble marker is great on a real quilt, but for video and learning purposes it would be nice to be able to see what is being marked.
  6. Elizabeth MacKay


    Progressive Detail Quilting is another 5 star class by Judi Madsen and iquilt.com.
    There are excellent examples of how to progressively add just the right amount of quilting to achieve the results perfect for your quilt. A bonus is the opportunity to learn more free motion fill shapes and strategies to deal with dilemnas we all encounter. I hope Judi and iquilt have more great classes to come

  7. Lisa Sixt


    This class is not bad I just feel like some information is missing. Even though she breaks the class into chapters I feel like I missed how she got to that point. Most of the filming is her quilting on the long arm not instructing how she does the fillers, and why she breaks the block into quadrants. She does not appear comfortable in front of the camera.
  8. Barbara Odette


    After reading all the reviews I feel like the lone ranger. This class teaches you how to follow a predawn pattern. I would like to learn how to figure out a design for the next quilt I am going to put on my frame. A few guidelines on how the instructor accomplishes that would be of great help. Also, it seems without EQ7 I wouldn't be able to do it.
    Her quilting and designs are outstanding.

    se enlighten me if I am wrong.
  9. Fran Baldwin


    This is the best class of all. I have loved each and every one of your classes but this class is the #1 for me. Love how you explain and demonstrate. Thank you for showing us how you quilt. Just love it all
  10. Shelley Byers


    Judi delivers another fantastic class! If you have been wanting to learn how to add more detail with options to your quilting, this is the class to watch! I love how Judi shares how she comes up with her designs, how she then decides the colour scheme & quilting ideas to how she chooses the tread to use & batting. You will also learn her tricks for keeping your lines accurate as well as

    how she travels between sections. She breaks down the projects into easy, very doable steps so that you can see how it all comes together. The producers also pay attention to Judi's quilting as she quilts, zooming in to show the fine detail of her designs so you are able to see the quilting as it happens rather than an overview when completed. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced quilter, this class will leave you feeling inspired & excited to get started on your own! Thank you Judi for another fabulous, informative & entertaining class!!
  11. Tracy Loukota


    Judi really holds your hand, so to speak, in this class, and I feel pretty confident that a beginning quilter, with just a little experience under her belt, could follow her directions and be really pleased with the results. I like that she explained the 'whys' of some of her methods, instead of just saying "do x".
    I feel like I can work my way around a quilt better now, and Judi's admonition to

    travel was freeing for me, as just this week I was frustrated that I was having to travel so much, and figured I was doing something wrong. Nope - lots of travelling is just part of some styles of quilting.
    I actually like the 2nd quilt best, but I loved how Judi really started to shine when she was quilting *her* favorite.
    The 'how to' instruction was top notch, but I would have liked to have seen a little more instruction on determining *what* to quilt, and the music drove me bonkers (probably exacerbated by binge watching the course 😉 but all in all a good class for someone looking to step up their quilting game.
  12. Merete Ellingsen


    Thank you for another fabulous class! The details are great and even beginners will have no problem following this. Both how to mark and how to quilt are showed in a great way. A really need to piece a quilt and start on this project.
  13. Kathryn Byrne


    Another awesome class from Judi! I love the detail she goes into with both the marking and then the quilting. This is a great addition to my course library and I love the ability to watch the iQuilt classes as many times as needed at my own speed. The downloadable courses materials are so helpful AND I love the supply list too - it's so helpful to know exactly what she's using. Each project in

    this class is stunning and I can't wait to get quilting!
  14. Melissa Ryther


    This class is a must if you quilt your own quilts and want them to look fabulous! Judi is so relaxed and takes you step by step through the process. The best thing is being able to view the classes at my own speed and pausing when I have to take a break. I like the downloadable lists and galleries. Oh and did I mention being able to ask a question? Love having Judi as my own personal teacher in my

    sewing room. Let's quilt!
  15. Mindy Jacobs


    I think this is a fabulous addition to Judi's iquilt courses. I LOVE the progression of quilting detail taught in this class. Even though I do not have a long arm I feel confident in trying the beginning quilting layout and then following along to get to the final masterpiece layout! Taking those small steps of adding a little more detail here and a little more detail there gets you to the final p

    roject without the intimidation that comes with just diving in to that final masterpiece. I love how energetic Judi is and the confidence she has in her quilting. It really makes me feel like I can do this too. More detail.....more detail.....why stop.....add more detail 🙂 Thanks Judi!

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