Love Machine Quilt - Online Class

Build your piecing skills and fall in love with quilting all over again! The fun and simple Love Machine pattern is packed full of skill-building blocks and precise piecing techniques, including glue basting. Ombre fabrics make the quilt sparkle. You'll learn my tips & tricks for using gradients to create the unique look as you cut, baste, and sew to success at your own pace.

Sign up before January 15th and enjoy special Early Bird pricing!


Due to the unexpected upcoming closure of CourseCraft, I will be moving my class to Thinkific. Don't worry! I'm taking my students with me too. Moving and setting up my class with Thinkific will take a little bit of time, so I'm postponing the start of class until January 27, 2022. The move should be pretty seamless and I will stay in touch with you along the way. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

Enrollment continues to be open and secure. 

Love Machine Class will launch on January 27, 2022 in the new Thinkific online classroom. New lessons will be made available weekly.

I'm ready to sew! Sign me up!
Join before January 15th at the
special price of $50

Full price will be $65 after 1/6/22

What You'll Learn

This class is all about techniques for quilting success: 

  • Cutting with traditional & specialty rulers
  • Using the gradient of Ombre fabric to create visual interest and effects
  • Glue basting for accuracy & habit
  • Sewing for success - and create accurate points and use that seam ripper less!
  • Pressing for flat and spun seams, reducing bulky seams
  • Joining rows and adding borders
  • Finishing suggestions
  • Binding Tips & Tricks

As you learn and practice the techniques that I teach, you'll discover how and why they actually make it easier for you to make the heart blocks for this quilt, and how they can be applied to any quilt block. The techniques and skills you'll learn will build on what you already know and will last a lifetime, giving you more confidence and a great sense of accomplishment as you take your piecing and precision to new levels.

This class is beginner friendly, but it will also challenge more experienced quilters as they fine tune their skills.

What's Included

  • Step by Step Video Tutorials - learn at your own pace!
  • Clear and concise instruction, as if I were in your sewing room with you! 
  • Interactive comments section for questions & answers from Cristy and other students who are learning along with you.
  • General information on the tools we'll be using and what you'l need to get started
  • Live Q&A sessions via Zoom (TBA)
  • Enrollment includes lifetime access to the class. This allows you to truly learn at your own pace and you can re-watch and refer back to the instructional videos as often as you'd like. 
  • Lessons are accessible on any device (computer, phone, tablet)

(Note: The pattern is not included. If you don't own it, you can add it on when you enroll. If you already own it, you won't be charged for a second pattern. Win-win!)

What You'll Need


The Story of Love Machine

My son Aaron loves to create origami. Quite a lot of origami that he makes for me looks like a quilt block waiting to be made. One day, he made a special heart for me and immediately I knew that I needed to make it into a quilt block. As I was designing the quilt, I wasn't sure what the name would be. I was looking through some of Aaron's papers from preschool, probably feeling nostalgic because he's growing up so fast (he'll be 17 soon!), and I came across a little project called "My Special Quilt". Aaron wrote on his project that his quilt has a "Love Machine" and I knew it needed to be the name of the quilt inspired by my son and his creativity.

I'm ready to sew! Sign me up!
Join before January 6th at the
special price of $50
Full price will be $65 after 1/6/22

Table of Contents

About Me - Cristy Fincher
About Love Machine & Ombre Fabrics
About Glue Basting
What You'll Need
Supply List
Fabric Prep
Heart Block
Laying It Out
Half Square Triangles
Flying Geese
Quarter Square Triangles
Make the Rows

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

Do I have to use Ombre fabrics to make the Love Machine Quilt?

No, not at all. You're welcome to use any fabrics that you like. In order to achieve the "sparkle" that each block has, you'll need a fabrics that range in color from light to dark. Ombre fabrics are my favorite because they already include a range of light to dark colors.

Am I required to use glue basting to prepare my fabric pieces for sewing?

No, but it helps SO much. If you're not sure and want to see it in action, take a look at one of my glue basting videos on YouTube:

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

I'm ready to sew! Sign me up!
Join before January 6th at the
special price of $50

Full price will be $65 after 1/6/22