Cristy Fincher
Craftsy Instructor

Tempe, AZ

Cristy Fincher grew up sewing and quilting. Her mother, master quilter Sharon Schamber, invented paperless paper piecing more than a decade ago, and today Cristy follows in her footsteps by teaching this technique in workshops around the United States. Cristy also co-authored Piece by Piece Machine Appliqué, which features many of her original designs.

Cristy's Craftsy Classes


Pain-Free Foundation Piecing

Sew five beautiful, Craftsy-exclusive blocks as you discover the frustration-free way to foundation piece! Quilter Cristy Fincher guides you step by step through her signature paperless technique, revealing how easy it can be to achieve crisp, clean edges and precise points. Speed through fabric prep with rough cuts, and learn how to work in the reverse to layer each piece of a pattern and glue-baste as you go. You’ll finish each lesson with an impressive, intricate block, and no papers to pull off! Along the way, Cristy shares her foolproof tips and tricks for working with directional fabric, chain piecing and maximizing visual impact. Plus, you’ll find out how to how to apply paperless paper piecing to virtually any pattern, for limitless design possibilities.

$19.99 $39.99

Cristy's Projects

Neutron Star Block
Lotus Pond Block
Sewing Neutron Star
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