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Improv Log Cabin
Triangle Kaleidoscope Quilts
Learn my fun and relaxed approach to doing log cabin-style piecing on unmarked scrap paper triangles;, then turn your triangles into sparkling wall-hangings, pillows, table runners, or the start of a spectacular larger quilt! The class has 30+ videos to guide you through all the stages, with many design options. Because it’s on-demand you can take it at the pace that suits you!
Innovative Appliqué - 2 hours of time-saving tips and techniques. Turned-edge appliqué made easy. No tracing, needle-turn, or pulling freezer paper from the back of your work. Precise results without years of practice. Bonus sections, turning small circles, and creating perfect round eyes.
Learn the secrets of making quilted portraits, from whimsical and cartoon-like silly selfie postcards to accurately proportioned quilted portraits. You will discover that it isn’t nearly as hard as you imagined. Learn to choose your photo, draft a pattern, and create a fusible appliqué quilted portrait.
Design Your Quilt: From Photo to Imagination
Learn how easy it is to design and build your own art quilt from a photograph as Vicki walks you through the steps.
Beautiful decorative pillows are the perfect DIY home dec project for any skill level, budget or style. Lisa teaches 3 basic pillow covering styles (zippered, tuck-in, and sewn), technical and creative hacks for inner structure, and her favorite finishing touches.
BE INSPIRED and get creative as fun-loving artist Lyric Kinard guides you through the basics of beaded embellishment on cloth. Are you a quilter? Foil the quilt police and learn to bead from the top of a finished quilt with no knots or mess on the back.
If you’ve looked with secret longing at the world of Abstract Art but have no idea where to begin, this is the class for you. Lessons consist of concrete design exercises that are clear and easily understood.
Painlessly create beautiful designs with intricate detail, perfect for quilts, wearables, borders or accents with this easy reverse appliqué method using fusible web. Give your design that extra punch with the added dimension of trapunto.... without all the slitting and stuffing!
Learn to create vitality through simplicity. Principles of art and design will be discussed and students create an improv pieced quilt. Learn how the fabrics you choose and the designs you create can make a powerful statement, even though they are quite simple.
Learn the basic shapes you can use to quilt your own Freehand Flower and Frills- with minimal marking! Each lesson will start with drawing each new shape, then will move to either the longarm or domestic sewing machine.