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Precision Piecing

with Norah McMeeking
Precision Piecing
Step up your piecing skills and get ready to tackle complex patchwork designs with Norah McMeeking, author of Bella Bella Quilts.

Enjoy this comprehensive overview of foundation paper piecing to make your quilts even more beautiful! As you piece blocks inspired by traditional Amish quilts, the windows of Notre Dame and Roman mosaic floors, you'll create beautifully matched points, even Y-seams and smooth curves. With Norah's detailed instruction, you'll learn to quilt intricate, accurate designs.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Amish Pinwheels, Part 1

  • Get to know Norah and start cutting strips, pinning diamonds and sewing pieces to create pinwheels.


Lesson 2. Amish Pinwheels, Part 2

  • Stitch the side units, assemble the block with Y seams, and sew blocks together with 8-point matches.


Lesson 3. Stained Glass Window, Part 1

  • Get started with foundation paper piecing and the Stained Glass Window quilt.


Lesson 4. Stained Glass Window, Part 2

  • Plan your quilt’s design, cut and arrange the patches, piece the main block and remove the freezer paper.


Lesson 5. Stained Glass Window, Part 3

  • Learn how to arrange pieced units, sew the blocks together, and finish your Stained Glass Window quilt with a border.


Lesson 6. Emerald Rings, Part 1

  • Make football-shaped templates and cut pieces for the Emerald Rings quilt.


Lesson 7. Emerald Rings, Part 2

  • Learn how to mark and trim the pieced units before marking the curved seams for the Emerald Rings quilt.


Lesson 8. Emerald Rings, Part 3

  • Revisit design decisions and then sew your curved seams to bring the Emerald Rings quilt to life.


Lesson 9. Emerald Rings Finishing

  • Add appliqué to the rings’ partial seams, join the blocks together, set in the points and finish the Emerald Rings quilt with a flying geese border.

“I totally enjoyed this class! Norah provided lots of tips and techniques to achieve precision pieced units. I also love the patterns shared; there are lots of possible variations and will make beautiful quilts! Norah has an easy going and relaxed approach to some of the difficult piecing which puts students at ease too.”
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