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Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills

with Gail Kessler
Learn quiltmaking basics in this free class, presented by Olfa. From tools and fabric to quilting and binding, find out how to create four easy quilts!

Whether you're renewing your love of quilting, or making a quilt for the first time, shop owner and instructor Gail Kessler is here to guide you to success. In Gail’s class, you’ll receive four accessible quilt patterns, and learn all the skills you need to bring them to life! You’ll go step-by-step through how to choose fabrics and a quilt design, cut and piece precisely, and press for crisp results. Add sashing and borders, sandwich and baste your quilt, then finish with a label to tell the world what you've created. Gail's enthusiasm and expertise make this class fun to watch and easy to follow.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

  • Learn how free Craftsy classes are different from paid ones, what "student-led participation" is, and the nifty features of all Craftsy classes.


Lesson 2. Introduction


Lesson 3. Getting Started


Lesson 4. Preparing & Cutting Fabric


Lesson 5. Laying Out the Design


Lesson 6. Sewing & Pressing


Lesson 7. Sashing & Borders


Lesson 8. Layering & Basting


Lesson 9. Tying & Machine Quilting


Lesson 10. Hand Quilting


Lesson 11. Binding & The Quilt Label

"I wish this class had been available six years ago when I started to quilt. I taught myself from books and a few local classes, trial and error, until I found Craftsy! I have purchased many Craftsy quilting classes, as well as other sewing classes, and have tried and perfected my quilting techniques. This class was very basic and the instructor slow and methodical which makes it perfect for someone totally new to quilting, and you can't beat the price---FREE!"
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Jarrell, TX

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