Sew beautiful blocks without Y-seams or templates! Designer Joanna Figueroa simplifies the piecing process using pre-cut strips, and shows you how to sew intricate strip quilt designs with ease. Enjoy step-by-step guidance as you learn how to accurately cut 45- and 60-degree angles with a regular ruler, and pick up Joanna's must-have tips for pressing long seams, dealing with bias edges, piecing patches with angles and more. Gain confidence working with strip sets, and learn how to to create and assemble gorgeous diamond, hexagon and star-block quilt tops. Along the way, you'll discover an inspiring array of design variations, so you'll never run out of ways to showcase your new skills!
Creating classic, traditional-style quilts is a fabulous way to pay homage to generations of quilters, but times change, along with the methods of creating these quilts. Joanna specializes in reworking vintage patterns using simplified techniques, and teaches you new ways of creating four classic quilts: Spools, Wheels, Lifesavers and Lollipops. Repiece the past with her fresh take on quiltmaking!