Kimberly Einmo

2015 Summer Block of the Month

Kimberly Einmo
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 151 mins
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Learn all about the stunning 2015 Summer Block of the Month quilt kit!
Meet quilting expert Kimberly Einmo and preview the exclusive Night Stars quilt pattern you'll make in class. Before you start sewing, set yourself up for success with Kimberly's tips for pre-washing, pressing and cutting your fabrics. Plus, discover a timesaving trick for pre-cutting accurate border strips!
Perfect your technique for making flying geese and half-square triangle units as you construct four simple but striking Sawtooth Star block designs. With Kimberly's guidance, you'll discover a variety of ways to create these classic units before piecing them together with perfectly aligned points and straight seams.
Learn how to combine half-square and quarter-square triangles into triple-triangle units as you add dynamic Spinning Star blocks to your quilt top. Kimberly breaks down the entire process, showing you tips for cutting and piecing these versatile units. Then, learn a hassle-free technique for making a four-patch for the block center -- no pinning required!
Quilt along with Kimberly as she demonstrates how to construct several lovely variations of the Ohio Star block. Practice making precise quad-triangle units, which form the pointed ends of the star, and make a striking hourglass center option. Then learn a simple method for creating an attractive square-in-a-square unit to enhance the center of your blocks.
Learn the secret to creating Kimberly's more advanced Spiky Star blocks. In the process, you'll gain familiarity using templates and specialty rulers to quickly and easily cut out tricky shapes. Plus, find out creative ways to make eye-catching design variations!
Focus on creating the stunning centerpiece of your quilt: the Rainbow Star block. First, get in-depth instruction on how to cut perfect diamond shapes with ease. Then find out Kimberly's trusty method for assembling this intricate multicolored block without added bulk or tricky Y-seams!
Now that you've constructed the blocks, it's time to assemble your quilt. Learn Kimberly's effective technique for setting the Rainbow Star block on point before laying out the remaining blocks and adding the spacer strips and borders. In addition, discover helpful quilting and binding tips that will make your quilt shine!
8 Lessons
2  hrs 31  mins

Enjoy a new video lesson on the first day of every month from July to December, with Craftsy’s 2015 Summer Block of the Month class! Construct 17 striking star blocks for Kimberly’s 70″ x 70″ Night Stars pattern, as you tame flying geese and triangles, learn traditional and specialty-ruler construction methods, piece perfect points, expertly incorporate diamonds into your piecing and much more. Create striking Sawtooth, Spiky, Spinning and Ohio Star blocks with a range of timesaving techniques, and easily customize them using Kimberly’s inspiring design variations. Then, learn the Y-seam-free way to make an eye-catching Rainbow Star center block, and follow along with Kimberly to lay out and assemble your quilt. Finish it with backing, binding and a beautiful border, and wait for the compliments to begin!

Note: While the kit for this Quilt-Along is no longer available, you can still quilt along with Kimberly using your own fabric and the included pattern.

Kimberly Einmo

Kimberly Einmo is an award-winning quilter, author and instructor. Her books include Modern Quilts & More, Jelly Roll Quilt Magic and Precuts Bonanza, and she has designed original patterns for numerous publications. Kimberly has also appeared on television programs such as America Quilts Creatively, and teaches quilting workshops in the United States and internationally.

Kimberly Einmo

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