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.