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Simple Fresh Quilts

with Joanna Figueroa
Simple Fresh Quilts
Create vintage, traditional quilt blocks using simplified and up-to-date techniques with expert patternmaker Joanna Figueroa.

Creating classic, traditional-style quilts is a fabulous way to pay homage to generations of quilters, but times change, along with the methods of creating these quilts. Joanna specializes in reworking vintage patterns using simplified techniques, and teaches you new ways of creating four classic quilts: Spools, Wheels, Lifesavers and Lollipops. Repiece the past with her fresh take on quiltmaking!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Starting the Spool Block Quilt

  • Meet Joanna Figueroa and begin piecing the Spools block.


Lesson 2. Finishing the Spools Quilt

  • Go over creating borders and complete the Spools quilt.


Lesson 3. The Wheels Block

  • Learn how to make the Wheels quilt by first choosing your fabric, then piecing the corner blocks, and making the spokes.


Lesson 4. The Lifesavers Block

  • Learn how to convert a pinwheel design into the Lifesavers block and add the circle designs for a fun, fancy quilt.


Lesson 5. Small Lollipops

  • Learn how to create the Dresden blades and then finish the block for your Small Lollipops quilt.


Lesson 6. Large Lollipops

  • Create a larger version of the Lollipops design.


Lesson 7. Batting, Quilting & Binding

  • Get tips on adding batting, backing, binding and quilting your projects. Also, take a look at Joanna's finished quilts.

"What a great class! Easily one of the best I have taken on Craftsy. Joanna is an excellent teacher, explaining techniques so clearly. She is very much at ease in front of the camera; I felt like she was talking just to me! Lovely designs, delicious fabrics, helpful tips, amazingly clear photo angles showing just what she was talking about... all leading to beautiful results. Thanks, Craftsy! This class is a winner!"
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Portland OR

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