I have to admit that I only picked up quilting just a short time ago. And, have yet to finish a quilt from start to finish. Even though I have been sewing for a long time, quilting is very new to me. And, I’m rather intimidated by much of it.
For beginning quilters, no matter what your sewing level is, making your first quilt can seem overwhelming. Don’t fret: Craft Online University is here to help you find success and have fun making your quilts. Guiding you through the fundamentals of making a quilt – from how to choose your fabric to how to assemble a basic quilt block – this fun course is a no-stress introduction for newer quilters as well as those looking for a refresher on some of the basics.
You will learn how to:
- Use a rotary cutter as well as other quilting tools like a ruler
- Understand your quilting fabric and use “bias” to your advantage
- Cut different types of quilt units like triangles of various sizes
- Pin, press and assemble your quilt units into a quilt block
- Sew your quilt units (or pieces) together
- Sew an accurate seam (the join where two pieces of fabric meet)
- Implement different quilting techniques like paper piecing and string piecing
- Bind your quilt with ease
Click on the image to watch a preview from Mary Fons.
Once you’ve learned these basics, Mary Fons will teach you how to create three popular – and very different – types of quilting blocks: A String Block, A Log Cabin, and a paper-pieced “Economy” block. You can create a quilt out of any one of these blocks – or combine them for a fun look. If these aren’t your style, your course registration also includes 6 additional digital quilt patterns to get you started on your first quilt today!