with Amanda Murphy
Enhance your appliqué abilities with author and pattern designer Amanda Murphy. Start with the mesmerizing Swirl Quilt and learn to sew internal and external curves and corners with confidence. Make a sweet and stylish Cutting Garden Runner as you window your fusible interfacing to bust the bulk. Sew the vibrant Flower Power Pillow and discover three ways to make bias bars as well as tips for adding eye-catching detail with specialty stitches. Finish with the Hawaiian Table Topper, where you'll bring lovely loft to your work with a trapunto technique. Plus, get lots of quilting ideas for accentuating your work. Combine techniques to capture beautiful imagery and tremendous texture in your most intriguing appliqué projects yet.
Meet quilting instructor and sewer Amanda Murphy as you dive into the first of 20 techniques you’ll learn in class. Start off with a gorgeous swirl-pattern quilt as Amanda shows you how to work with a swirls template, choose the best threads for the job, and stitch concave and convex turns.
Start a whimsical floral table runner project with Amanda’s tips and tricks for success along the way. You’ll measure and cut your fabric and learn the best ways to incorporate fusible web as Amanda explains how to window an appliqué design.
Assemble the table runner you started in Lesson 2 as you learn how to piece your triangles, appliqué across seams and join the runner’s panels together. You’ll also pick up tips for using a light box (or window) to align your appliqué before sewing and hiding your threads neatly.
Dive into a new project: a vibrant flower-adorned appliqué pillow. Discover how to cut, sew and press bias bars as Amanda demonstrates multiple techniques for working with bias tape. Align and fuse your flowers with precision and ease as you learn new quilting techniques along the way.
Assemble the Flower Power pillow top and back as you play with a variety of stitches. Amanda walks you through helpful tips to create a stitch bible and implement the exact stitches you need, with tips for thread types, tension and a wide variety of design elements.
Discover ways to create trapunto and yo-yo techniques with a colorful Hawaiian Table Topper project. Amanda shows you how to prepare and sew the pieces before creating the puffy look of the trapunto appliqué. She finishes the topper by adding easy-to-make yo-yo embellishments that encircle the trapunto.
Amanda wraps up the class with a show-and-tell of a wide variety of quilting options you can choose from. Learn new ways to quilt echoes, free-form patterns, motifs and other details that you’ll love applying to any future quilting projects.
"I love appliqué. Amanda is a very good teacher, the explanations are very clear, nothing is missing, a lot of tricks, very interesting projects. I loved this class, thank you Amanda."
Paris - FRANCE