Laura shares whimsical designs for three small, single-block quilts that you can create along with her. You'll add fusible web to your fabrics and learn how to protect your tools and work surfaces. Cutting out free-form appliqué shapes and composing your artwork are a breeze - your creativity and improvisation are encouraged! Then it's time to add details and texture with a wealth of hand-embroidery stitches, from lazy daisies to French knots. Laura will show how to make more than a dozen stitches, and help you finish your quilt with batting, a colorful border and options for hanging. Laura's e-book Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts is included free!
Meet Laura and learn about what you'll need in this class.
Start your quilt-fusing adventure with this whimsical composition. Start by building your house and learning about all your fabric and fusing choices.
Hand-stitching adds interesting elements like trees and grass. You'll learn to add flowers and clouds as well.
Batting adds heft and structure. Learn decorative stitches such as the running stitch, straight stitch, lazy daisy, French knot and more.
Give your quilt an attractive, finished edge by learning to add binding strips and rod pockets.
Learn to use cloth wallpaper, tablecloth, vases and flowers to make an eye-catching still life in fabric.
Combine stitches such as the outline stitch and ermine stitch with a rolled binding.
Fields and trees unfold beneath a whimsical flying bird. Let Laura show you how to build depth across colorful fields.
Here's an easy way to transfer a pattern to your fabric. You'll use this technique again and again after learning with Laura's helpful instruction.
Embellish your bird! Learn the pistil and sheaf stitches in order to add character to any character. You'll also go over the chain stitch.
Pull together new compositions by playing with scraps. Laura shows you how to turn leftovers into inspiration!
Fern stitch and blanket stitch are additional fun embellishments that you'll learn with Laura's detailed instruction.
"I loved this Craftsy class and Laura is a great instructor. ... She explains and demonstrates all the steps very clearly and in a fun way. I watched all the lessons just sitting here mesmerized. Now I will go back and watch them again and actually make a project! I wake up at night planning all the various projects I want to make. I'm not getting much sleep but I'm enjoying it!"