Gudrun Erla
Craftsy Instructor


Gudrun Erla is the owner and designer for GE Designs. She has published numerous books and patterns as well as designed several fabric lines for Red Rooster fabrics since starting her company in 2002. She is originally from Iceland but resides in Minnesota with her family. See more of her books and patterns on her website,

Gudrun's Craftsy Classes


Fast & Furious: Quilt-As-You-Go With Pre-Cuts

Bring beautiful projects to life with less fabric in a fraction of the time! Expert Gudrun Erla shows you how, beginning with the colorful Crossroads table runner. Follow along to prep your batting, piece your backing and quickly assemble your runner from the center outwards. Before you know it, you'll be finishing this versatile project with a crisp binding. As you sew your next three projects, the striking Swarm quilt, the Disc Jockey runner and the Sunburst table topper, you'll also learn how to efficiently cut and piece simple units, evenly align rows and add professional-quality borders and sashing. Plus, Gudrun reveals her tricks for working with fusible appliqué and achieving the illusion of curved piecing. Finally, you'll use the scraps from your previous projects to sew the gorgeous Repo Pillow and find out how to add either a classic envelope back or sleek zippered closure.



Gudrun's Patterns





Strip To The Beach Bags

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Gudrun's Projects

Swarm Quilt
Crossroads Runner
Repo Pillow
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