Gail Kessler
Craftsy Instructor

Oley, Pennsylvania, USA

Gail has spent the last 13 years living in the best of both worlds, with weekdays in the New York City fashion district and weekends at her farm and quilt shop, Ladyfingers Sewing Studio, in the heart of the historic Oley Valley of Pennsylvania. This continuous change of scenery has produced a style that shines through her work as a fabric and quilt designer, shop owner, quilting instructor and former marketing director of Andover Fabrics. ... Read Full Bio »

Gail's Craftsy Classes



Wondering how to make a pinwheel quilt? Join designer Gail Kessler and find out how to bring colorful pinwheels patterns to life in four amazing projects! Discover five fast, easy methods to make half-square triangles, including a strip-set technique to produce eight at a time. Master the basic pinwheels block with Gail’s step-by-step guidance and piecing tips, and learn fun turnstile and windmill variations. With four Craftsy-exclusive patterns, you’ll create an adorable crib quilt, chic table runner, impressive sampler quilt and delightful pillowcase complete with three-dimensional pinwheel pockets. Along the way, Gail shares her expert insights to help you achieve the polished, eye-catching results you want!



Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills

Whether you're renewing your love of quilting, or making a quilt for the first time, shop owner and instructor Gail Kessler is here to guide you to success. In Gail’s class, you’ll receive four accessible quilt patterns, and learn all the skills you need to bring them to life! You’ll go step-by-step through how to choose fabrics and a quilt design, cut and piece precisely, and press for crisp results. Add sashing and borders, sandwich and baste your quilt, then finish with a label to tell the world what you've created. Gail's enthusiasm and expertise make this class fun to watch and easy to follow.



The Classic Double Wedding Ring

The Double Wedding Ring pattern is nearly a century old, but it has never been more accessible! Join quilt shop owner and teacher Gail Kessler, and learn how to make a breathtaking Double Wedding Ring quilt using fun, approachable techniques. Discover three ways to piece Double Wedding Ring blocks: traditional, precision foundation paper piecing and using plastic templates that speed up the process. Along the way, Gail will help you simplify curved piecing, teach you different setting techniques and inspire you with ideas for quilting your own Double Wedding Ring projects.

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Gail's Patterns

The Very Colorful Caterpillar Quilt


Dimples Rainbow Strata Quilt Pattern


Beautiful Music Piano Pattern

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Gail's Projects

Wall Hanging
Dimples Crib Quilt
Downton Abbey Fabric
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