with Sandi Blackwell
Create on-point and diagonally set quilts without making calculations, cutting tricky triangles or sewing diagonal rows! Join quilting author and educator Sandi Blackwell and discover her amazing Square-agonals® technique through a quick, on-point table runner project. Then apply the technique on a diagonally set, medallion-style quilt with a vibrant secondary design. Plus, piece a charming traditional basket quilt that's set on-point and easier to create than you'll want to let on. Get help finishing each project with beautiful borders and even find inspiration to put your own style spin on the innovative Square-agonals® technique. Create on-point and diagonal designs with ease and have more time to quilt and enjoy your finished projects!
Meet your instructor, Sandi Blackwell, before discovering the secret to creating her signature "Square-agonals" technique, which allows you to set your blocks on point without the use of math or cutting on the diagonal.
Dive into a charming table runner project with Sandi’s help along the way. You’ll learn how to prepare the fabric, sew the pattern using chain sewing techniques, and tape, mark, cut and press each section using the techniques you learned in Lesson 1.
Finish your charm-square table runner using expert techniques as you learn how to sew and press your blocks, add borders and finish the quilt top. Sandi also shares a variety of gorgeous, colorful variations to get your creativity in full swing.
Put your new Square-agonal skills to work as you create a medallion-style quilt inspired by the colors of Mardi Gras. Make the blocks, mark and cut the quilt top and reassemble and finish the quilt with Sandi’s expert tips along the way.
Start the Traditional Basket quilt, a gorgeous traditional-style piece that allows you to use Sandi’s techniques on a larger scale. You’ll lay out and sew your fabric, paying attention to which direction you want your blocks to face and what kind of sashing you’ll use.
Now that you've sewn your Traditional Basket Quilt blocks, it's time to apply the Square-agonals technique! Sandi illustrates how even large projects can be created on small tables and helps you complete your quilt with gorgeous finishing touches.
Turn your creative side loose as you explore various techniques you can use to alter existing designs or to create your own new designs. Sandi wraps up the class with an exploration of color, patterns and project ideas that will leave you raring to start your next project!
"Love your class and finally seeing clearly how to do the cutting! Great close-ups, and the commentary for the steps is superb. Top-notch video along with a excellent instructor!"
Wheeling, WV USA