Join quilter and designer Amy Gibson and experience the thrill of transforming fabric into a perfectly pieced, beautifully quilted project! Begin with must-have tips for fabric selection and then find out Amy's secret trick for ripping your backing fabric quickly and accurately. Next, learn how to efficiently strip-piece panels to create dynamic blocks, and assemble your quilt top with strategies for cutting, pressing and squaring up. Follow along with Amy to add sophisticated sashing and discover foolproof tricks for layering and basting a quilt sandwich. Finally, find out how to use your walking foot to add machine quilting to your project and finish it with crisp binding. Before you know it, you'll have completed your cozy throw quilt!
Join Craftsy favorite Amy Gibson and learn how to sew a bed-sized hexagon quilt! Get started with can't-miss fabric selection strategies, and then find out how to use your included templates to quickly and accurately cut triangles and hexagons. Next, discover Amy's tips for neatly piecing irregular units and follow along to sew your rows together and square up your quilt top. After Amy shows you how to piece your backing and pin-baste your quilt sandwich, she'll share an array of straight- and curved-line quilting ideas — and you can do them all with a walking foot! Discover which designs require more rotation when quilting and learn foolproof tricks for working with a big project on your home machine. Finally, add an impressive flange binding and finish a gorgeous quilt that will brighten your home for years to come.
If you’ve always wanted to sew a quilt but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you! From fabric selection to finished quilt, Craftsy favorite Amy Gibson is here to guide you to success. Start with foolproof tips for machine setup, and skip the cutting process by working with pre-cuts. Then, follow along with Amy to lay out your fabric and play with contrast and color to give your design visual balance. Next, discover how easy piecing can be with smart tricks for sewing straight seams, achieving precisely joined rows and perfectly matching your corners. Find out how to pin batting and backing to your quilt top and securely stitch your quilt sandwich together, and learn a turned-edge technique that makes fast work of a beautiful finish. Before you know it, your very first quilt will be ready to give as a gorgeous newborn gift!
Join celebrated designer Amy Gibson for the second installment of Craftsy's "Learn to Quilt" series! You'll enjoy step-by-step guidance as you master quilting basics, starting with how to make smart selections for colors and prints. Discover foolproof techniques for fast, accurate rotary cutting, create half-square triangles with ease by chain-piecing your units and dive into a variety of fun design possibilities. Follow along with Amy to join your blocks and sew your rows together, and create a beautiful backing by piecing leftover fabric. Then, pin baste your quilt sandwich and use your walking foot to add sophisticated machine quilting to your runner. Finally, complete your quilt with a crisp binding for a professional-quality finish and explore easy adjustments that will make this project the perfect fit for any size table!
Find out how to make single, double and triple Irish Chain quilts alongside quilting instructor and pattern designer Amy Gibson. Be inspired by the Irish Chain and gain confidence as you create the My Favorite Things quilt — the perfect pattern for showing off beloved prints and getting creative with negative space. Go step by step through the accessible Granny Square quilt, and receive color placement tips you can use to lay out a captivating quilt. Then, learn to play with size, scale and half-square triangles while you create the precious Cross My Heart quilt. Amy also will demystify design, so you can create one-of-a-kind Irish Chain patterns you'll be proud to piece!
Quilt along with Amy Gibson and learn 10 different quilting techniques: half- and quarter-square triangles, appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more. Amy makes 20 12" blocks using what you've learned. Some are brand-new designs, others fresh twists on traditional favorites. Craftsy users loved it so much it's become an annual tradition! Sign up for the 2014 Block of the Month, Craftsy Color Theory with Janine Burke and Amy Walsh.
Browse the Craftsy Fabric Shop for some fresh new designs, or choose from your stash. Enroll free any time and get instant access to all the lessons you've missed. As with all Craftsy courses, you can take the class at your own pace and your access never expires.