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Pictures to Pixel Quilts

with Caro Sheridan
View a beloved, historic art form through a modern lens. Quilter and photographer Caro Sheridan turns eye-popping digital photos into conceptual works of pieced-together art.

Learn how to select and pixelate a photo, plot it on a graph and calculate how much fabric is needed. Master combining block grids to maximize efficiency and minimize fabric needs. From choosing the right photo to final construction, Caro guides you step by step through the process. She shows you how to devise a custom template, sharing her formulas and spreadsheet secrets for mapping, color coding and calculating fabric needs and cut sizes. Her innovative color-block construction creates cutting-edge quilts that are sure to turn heads.

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Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

  • Learn how to use your free Craftsy mini-class!


Lesson 2. Introduction


Lesson 3. Selecting the Photo


Lesson 4. Building the Chart


Lesson 5. Calculating the Yardage & Cutting


Lesson 6. Assembling the Quilt

"This teacher is extremely detailed in her explanations and demonstrations. I have been trying to figure out a way to make a specific image into a quilt for a while, but because the image was so detailed I was intimidated. She teaches ways to simplify the entire process in a very easy to understand way which gave me the confidence I needed to start on my quilt! I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who is interested in pixel quilts."
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