Make each of your quilts a one-of-a-kind creation with just a few simple pattern tweaks. Author and designer Debbie Caffrey shares the expert techniques to customize your work, so you can bring your unique vision to life, no matter the pattern!
Explore the wonderful world of wedges with quilt designer Debbie Caffrey. First, learn how to use rulers and templates to create accurate, precise wedges. Borders are up next: Find out how to piece a simple version, before using sub-cutting to quickly bring a complex design to life. Then, Debbie reveals can't-miss methods for creating and joining perfectly pointed wedges before walking you through two stylish alternatives: a smooth, continuous edge and a gorgeous Dresden plate with a scalloped edge. Pick up tricks for facing, turning and pressing your designs like a pro, and follow along with Debbie to align and pin your wedge designs to background fabric. Discover various appliqué techniques to secure your fans and plates, and create perfect centers and handles. Finally, enjoy an inspiring final lesson full of Debbie's favorite wedge designs and binding techniques.
Learn fast fabric cutting techniques so you can get to the fun part of quilting more quickly! Join quilt designer Debbie Caffrey and discover easy techniques to make impressive, intricate blocks — fast! Make the most of the rulers you already own and use rotary shortcuts to swiftly create stacks of strips, diamonds, split rectangles and more. Then, enjoy expert guidance through streamlined methods for strip-piecing, chain-sewing and creating eye-catching mirror-image units. Debbie reveals her must-have technique for effortless set-in seams and shares simple modifications to beautifully customize three of her favorite blocks. You’ll also find out how to take your quilts from standard to stunning with timesaving tips for overlapped and partial-seam borders. Plus, pick up Debbie’s insider trick for creating mitered borders in minutes!
Join pattern designer Debbie Caffrey and discover her efficient techniques for using a rotary cutter and streamlining your cutting process. Set up an ergonomic workspace and position your hands correctly to keep your ruler in place and your fingers safe. Discover speedy tips for cutting strips, four-patches, diamonds and chevrons. Next, use quarter-square, half-square and Tri-Recs rulers to quickly create perfect half- and quarter-square triangles, flying geese, trapezoids and more. Transform squares into Delectable Mountain and split nine-patch blocks, and create perfect half-square triangles with a bias-strip pieced method. Plus, get charts you can use to adapt these units to any size project. Learn clever cutting techniques for pre-cuts and yardage and finish your new favorite quilt sooner.