Courtenay Hughes
Craftsy Instructor

Thornton, Colorado

Courtenay Hughes has been quilting for more than 20 years and working in the industry for more than 15. After teaching herself quilting, Courtenay went to work at her local quilt shop. With co-workers as wonderful mentors, her skills increased, her confidence grew, and she eventually became an instructor, as well as the pattern designer and owner at Chip and Dale Designs. Courtenay's favorite part of teaching is when her students' eyes light up ... Read Full Bio »

Courtenay's Craftsy Classes


Luminous Lone Star

Instructor and pattern designer Courtenay Hughes will guide you through simple steps for fussy cutting diamonds, and creating a single-color Lone Star pillow top that makes a wonderful home decor piece or handmade gift. Once you're comfortable with the basics, you'll use strip sets to create a four-color Lone Star with amazing movement that lights up the room and shows off your skill. Next, learn to piece tiny points perfectly as you make baby Lone Stars that shine on accessories, decor and quilts. Plus, find out how to piece Lone Stars using a foundation, so there are no bias edges or individual diamonds to cut! Along the way, Courtenay will demystify inset seams, and show you how to select Lone Star and background fabrics for a glowing result.

$24.99 $39.99

Courtenay's Patterns

Colorado Balloon


Colorado Lark Bunting


Colorado Columbine

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Courtenay's Projects

Lone Star Pillow with fussy cutting
Blue Lone Star Quilt
Lone Star Quilt
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