with Courtenay Hughes
Instructor and pattern designer Courtenay Hughes will guide you through simple steps for fussy cutting diamonds, and creating a single-color Lone Star pillow top that makes a wonderful home decor piece or handmade gift. Once you're comfortable with the basics, you'll use strip sets to create a four-color Lone Star with amazing movement that lights up the room and shows off your skill. Next, learn to piece tiny points perfectly as you make baby Lone Stars that shine on accessories, decor and quilts. Plus, find out how to piece Lone Stars using a foundation, so there are no bias edges or individual diamonds to cut! Along the way, Courtenay will demystify inset seams, and show you how to select Lone Star and background fabrics for a glowing result.
Meet Courtenay and her Lone Star quilts, then go over fabric preparation.
Learn precise fussy-cutting techniques, and create a repeating design for your pillow top.
Create blocks with four-color strip sets, while gathering speedy and precise cutting and piecing methods.
Sew and piece your diamond strip sets together, and see the importance of auditioning background fabrics.
Choose fabric and make baby strip sets to make a Baby Lone Star block. Learn to fix mistakes.
Learn to foundation piece your Lone Star blocks using a unique fabric foundation method. Plus, get more tips on choosing background options.
Courtenay demonstrates some of her favorite tips and tricks for pressing and sewing inset seams, to make your piecing easier and more fun.
"I've taken numerous ... classes at quilt conventions. When I would get home, I'd set the project aside intending to get back to it, and forget almost everything I learned. This class that I can access at any time and review any part is great."
Santa Maria, Ca