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Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style

with Elizabeth Hartman
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Create seven quilts with modern fabrics and stylish compositions using techniques such as improvisational piecing, paper piecing and raw edge appliqué.

Keep your quilting fresh with modern quilt designs taught by Elizabeth Hartman, author of the popular blog "Oh, Fransson"! Create seven modern quilts using a variety of creative techniques including improvisational piecing, piecing on a paper foundation, and machine appliqué. Let Elizabeth walk you through her design process and favorite techniques for everything from creating useful tools for your sewing area to fabric selection and planning your quilt compositions.


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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Elizabeth Hartman, and discover what you'll learn over the course of this class, including improvisational piecing, paper piecing, raw edge appliqué and more!


Lesson 2. Design Tools

  • Arrange your work in a way that maximizes inspiration and organization. Elizabeth describes ways to set up and use a design wall, and other tools to use in your work station to make the quilting process easier.


Lesson 3. Selecting Fabric

  • Choose your favorite colors and patterns in this creative exploration of solid and print fabrics, including Elizabeth's design pointers on how to choose fabrics that offer aesthetic and user-friendly appeal for your quilts.


Lesson 4. Scattered Squares

  • Embrace the art of randomness, which -- as many quilters know -- can be extremely challenging for people who are used to methodical design practices! Elizabeth walks you through the techniques to create her Scattered Squares quilt, including labeling, sewing and pressing advice.


Lesson 5. Low Volume Tiles

  • Explore techniques used to create Low Volume Tiles, resulting in a subtle and beautiful quilt. Learn how to cut and organize your pieces before constructing and arranging the blocks with Elizabeth's help along the way.


Lesson 6. Modern Crosses

  • Discover the joy of improvisational quilting! Make and square up your blocks before making a Modern Crosses quilt top with step-by-step instructions. You'll also see various alternative examples that will spark new creative design ideas.


Lesson 7. Wonky Log Cabins

  • Try a twist on the traditional Log Cabin method with the Wonky Log Cabin. Discover unusual fabric choices and methods for making the blocks, adding sashing and squaring up each block to create this fun and whimsical quilt.


Lesson 8. Improv Pods

  • Plunge into a unique and sophisticated modern quilt as Elizabeth shows you how to use improvisational piecing techniques and conventional techniques alike to create pod-shaped blocks, incorporate sashing and arrange the blocks asymmetrically to create a head-turning end product.


Lesson 9. Bias Stripes

  • This lesson introduces a different slant on quilting. Work alongside Elizabeth as you make the block bases, sew fabric strips to the paper foundation, finish the blocks and complete the quilt top to create a beautiful Bias Stripes quilt.


Lesson 10. Clementine Appliqué

  • Combine repeating shapes in various ways as Elizabeth covers ways to work with templates, tracing and fusing. Learn how to apply and sew a gorgeous appliqué shape to a block, make a quilt top and modify your design in unique ways.

"I've been a follower of Elizabeth's blog for some time now and when I found out about this class, I knew without a doubt it would be amazing. She is a very, very talented designer and quilter! This class is so informative on 'modern style' and she helps you really understand what a 'modern' quilt is and how to go about creating one! This class feels very personal, and I would recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in quilting or sewing!"
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