Pattern-Free Quiltmaking

with Joe Cunningham

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Combine spontaneous design with traditional techniques for bold quilts that are all your own. Joe Cunningham shows you how in this lively class. Read More…

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(16 reviews)

rated 5 stars


I love the way Joe presents his class. I love the way he thinks, and how he uses his instincts to design his own quilts. Instead of doing the projects, it is just worth it to watch the videos first, and then try to remove the patterns you have learned in your head and just go with the creative impulses. I will grant it helps to have had some art background to "see" patterns from your own mind, but really - take this class - even if you never make one of this type of quilt, you will ...

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Nicky Williams
rated 5 stars

Let Yourself Be Free!!! :)

I first came across Joe on the internet program "the Quilt Show", where he showed his amazing improvisational quilts and did demos. He was really amazing and you got to see his amazing life, his personality etc.
When he became a tutor on craftsy, I was totally thrilled and signed up straight away!

This class is totally unique in the way it's taught, how to make improvisational quilts and best of all learning how freeing it is just to let go of every thing you have ...

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rated 5 stars

Quilting Free

Joe's teaching style, (wry and self-deprecating) made me laugh as I enjoyed learning the freedom of his style. I am just learning to quilt and loved all his hints and insights. Quilting Free is what I am interested in and I love the Modern slant of his inspirations.

Thank you, Joe

rated 5 stars

Class Review.

I am really enjoying this class. Joe is a fun teacher and I would certainly do another one of his classes if there are any. Dorothy in Canberra, Australia.

rated 5 stars

Process not product!

I was not sure I liked Joe's classroom style the first time I watched the class. But when I have gone back to it having watched many of the Craftsy piecing classes, I enjoy it more and more each time. It stimulates me to rethink some "static" quilts I have planned. While I may not be as fully improvisational as Joe, I am moving to add a few surprises in the baby quilts I am working on. I saw that another reviewer felt insulted by Joe's flippant directions to give the quilts away ...

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For $39.99 You Get:

  • 7 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • A toolkit of pattern-free techniques that you can use over and over
  • Four quilt concepts (not patterns) to get you started
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Joe in our virtual classroom
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