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Traditional Blocks Made Simple

with Anita Grossman Solomon
Get piecing in no time with Anita Grossman Solomon's innovative techniques for cutting and assembling four classic quilt blocks.

Over years of quilting, Anita has figured out how to let her tools do most of the persnickety work of precise measurement. Snip snip snip! She'll show you how to customize your own rulers, use paper patterns for cutting and sewing, and deploy her stack-and-stitch method of block creation. "Why didn't I think of that?" you'll wonder as you breeze through Anita's arrowhead, pineapple, square-on-point and "unbiased" blocks. Anita will also go over fabric preparation and how she chooses her fabrics and arranges the blocks for her stunning quilts. Creating gorgeous quilts isn't as complicated as you think. Sign up for Traditional Blocks Made Simple today! Bonus: Anita's e-book, "Rotary Cutting Revolution" (a $14.99 value) is included free!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Anita and learn about her quilting innovations. You'll also get an introduction to the Craftsy platform.


Lesson 2. Anita's Arrowhead


Lesson 3. Preparing the Arrowhead Pieces


Lesson 4. Block Construction & Options


Lesson 5. Visualizing the Fabric


Lesson 6. Introducing the Pineapple Block


Lesson 7. Cutting the Pineapple Block


Lesson 8. Pineapple Block Construction


Lesson 9. Two Additional Blocks

"This is a wonderful class. I really enjoy Anita's teaching style. I love the stories that she tells to give her tips and techniques context. The combination of her quirky sense of humor and the unique way that she interprets classic blocks make this a winning course. I think Anita is genuinely fun to watch, and I hope I have the opportunity to meet her in person some day."
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