with Beth Ferrier
Through six spectacular star blocks, learn dozens of Beth Ferrier's techniques for making your piecing faster, more fun and a shining success. Then use the included patterns to create marvelous projects: a table runner, pillow and sampler quilt! During class, put half-square triangles and clever pressing tips to use on the Friendship Star block. Master quarter-square triangles, bias and intersections as you assemble the Ohio Star. Simplify partial seams to make a perfect Pinwheel Star. Create soaring movement in an Evening Star with Flying Geese units. Piece a 54-40 or Fight block with superb skinny points. Plus, sew a dazzling, eight-point Lemoyne Star with diamonds and inset seams.
Meet your instructor, Beth Ferrier, and learn time-saving measuring and cutting tips that you'll use throughout the class.
Learn how to work with half-square triangles as you make a Friendship Star block.
Beth walks you through her efficient assembly-line sewing technique as you learn pressing and sewing techniques for a nine-patch block.
Master the art of working with quarter-square triangles as you make a beautiful Ohio Star block.
Cast off your fear of working with odd-shaped pieces as you work with three-quarter triangles and create a lovely Pinwheel Star block.
Choose from three different methods for making Flying Geese blocks in the Evening Star block. In addition, learn math and assembly tips that can be applied to any Flying Geese project.
Create your own templates and learn how to cut, assemble and sew a historic Fifty-Four Forty or Fight block.
Using the skills you've learned so far, tackle the most challenging block in class with Beth's encouragement and help every step of the way.
Brush up on multiple techniques to prepare your finished quilt tops, including thread clipping, pressing methods and clipping ideas that will leave your quilts smooth and polished.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this class. The course is packed full of great tricks and tips I have not come across in other quilting courses. The teaching style is very pleasant and to the point. Lessons include a great variety of stars, from simple to advanced. There is a lot of attention to details, notably a section on why it is important to also look at the wrong side of the block. I am sure that I will return to this class again and again."