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Magical Blocks: Out of the Box

with Kimberly Einmo
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Turn basic pieced units into incredibly intricate quilts — only you will know how simple they really were! Discover your ability to piece an array of amazing blocks.

Discover accessible techniques for piecing 24 beautiful blocks with quilting instructor Kimberly Einmo. Breeze through pieced units such as half-square triangles, double rectangles, triple triangles, quad triangles, Flying Geese, Tri-Recs, square-in-a-square and diamonds. Then find out how to piece these units to create breathtaking block designs such as the Spinning Star blocks, Churn Dash, Ohio Star, Sawtooth Star, 54/40 or Fight, Diamond Star, Double Pinwheel, Lone Star and more! Turn the blocks you make in class into a vibrant sampler quilt you'll love to show off. Plus, get even more inspiration with three included patterns. Break down complex blocks into simple units you can piece like a pro!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Modular Quilting

  • Meet your instructor, quilting expert and author Kimberly Einmo, and gain an overview of what you’ll learn in class! Kimberly also covers the supplies, tools and fabrics you’ll be using to quilt with, sharing great tips along the way.


Lesson 2. Prep Work & Basic Units

  • Dive into the construction of the basic units you’ll need in this class, including four-patch units, half-square triangles, Shoo Fly, Friendship Spinning Star, Churn Dash and Spinning Star blocks.


Lesson 3. Quad Triangle Units

  • Follow along as Kimberly walks you through ways to construct the triangle units that make up the Spinning Star, Ohio Star, Double Cross and Spinning Star Chain quilts. You’ll pick up efficient sewing tips and inspiration for fabric selection along the way!


Lesson 4. Flying Geese & Sawtooth Stars

  • Discover how to make Flying Geese blocks easier and more fun to create as Kimberly takes you step by step through her Flying Geese and Sawtooth Stars. You’ll gain new insight into clean, efficient techniques for cutting, marking, sewing and more.


Lesson 5. Pinwheels & Stars

  • Infuse whimsy, color and a fresh burst of fun into your quilts with Kimberly’s Pinwheels & Stars quilts. You’ll learn how to cut, piece and sew triple-unit triangles in quick succession, create Twisted Star and Fancy Propeller blocks, and bring it all together in a dazzling quilt.


Lesson 6. Tri-Recs & Square-in-a-Square

  • Train your eye to move from triangles to squares and rectangles in this fun, engaging exploration of square-in-a-square units. Kimberly demonstrates how to cut and sew Tri-Recs units, square up your blocks, and mix and match beautiful prints and solids for vibrant finished blocks.


Lesson 7. Dazzling Strip Diamonds

  • Use Kimberly’s signature method for creating elaborate-looking diamond strip units. You’ll learn how to measure, cut and sew diamond blocks as Kimberly shares even more professional tips for sewing beautiful, symmetrical pieces.


Lesson 8. Putting It All Together

  • Combine all of the skills you learned in class as Kimberly walks you through ways to integrate diamond strips, pinwheels, Flying Geese, stars and more in a stunning complete quilt. You’ll finish the course feeling inspired and excited to quilt along with your classmates.

Praise for Kimberly Einmo's Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt:

"I loved this class and the instructor, Kimberly. I learned a number of new things and when I had questions she was always fast with her helpful answers. Her instructions on the video were easy to follow. I am looking forward to many more classes from her on Craftsy."
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Kenai Alaska

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