Lynette Jensen

2016 Craftsy Block of the Month

Lynette Jensen
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Learn about the beautiful 2016 Block of the Month Garden Charm quilt kit!
Meet your instructor, Thimbleberries owner and RJR fabric designer Lynette Jensen. Get acquainted with the 2016 Craftsy Block of the Month quilt as you pick up great design pointers and tips for cutting and storing your fabric.
Improve your accuracy, speed and skill as you work through the creation of the center of your quilt: a beautiful, traditional hourglass section. Lynette shares valuable piecing and pressing tips as you finish your hourglass units and add a striking border.
Try your hand at an efficient, fun way to create flying geese units as you create a striking dogtooth border and Ohio star units that will add a gorgeous pop of red to your quilts.
You've probably never tried pinwheels like these before! Lynette walks you through the creation of beautiful modified pinwheel units that provide a great quilting challenge and add a whole new look to your design repertoire.
Whether you're new to appliqué or have been a fan for years, you'll likely pick up some tried and true techniques with Lynette's instruction. Learn how to cut, press and fold pliable bias strips for the flowers' stems before trying your hand at fusible web for the berries and flowers.
Traditional piano keys are rectangular units, but Lynette shows you how to add a fun variation to your quilt by adapting flying geese into a multicolored modified piano key unit. This border provides the perfect exercise to play with color and value as you practice sewing evenly to create long, perfectly sized borders.
Wrap up the class by learning how add the two final borders on your quilt, and weigh the pros and cons of which battings and backings to use. Lynette also offers helpful finishing tips that quilters of all skills will love, including both hand and machine quilting design ideas.
8 Lessons
1  hrs 58  mins

Bring a beautiful quilt to life with celebrated designer Lynette Jensen! You’ll sew the Craftsy-exclusive Garden Charm quilt as you explore fun lessons and fresh techniques in the 2016 Block of the Month class. Enjoy start-to-finish guidance as you create this gorgeous 84″ x 92″ design, starting with must-have tips for fabric selection, cutting, and piecing. Lynette will show you how to sew a lovely hourglass center for your quilt before you soar into a fun, efficient method for creating flying geese units. Learn how to build out your quilt with a striking dogtooth border and Ohio Star blocks before adding eye-catching modified pinwheels to your design repertoire. Next, follow along with Lynette to create pristine floral appliqués and sew a high-flying adaption of traditional piano keys. And, discover Lynette’s recommendations for backing, batting and quilting. Finish class with a quilt you’ll always treasure, and skills that will enhance all your future projects!

Note: While the kit is no longer available, you can still stitch along with Lynette using your own fabrics and the included pattern.

Lynette Jensen

Lynette Jensen was one of the very first designers to create a Block of the Month program for quilt retailers, and her Thimbleberries BOM ran for more than 22 years, with more than 300,000 quilters and 1,000 stores participating. Lynette founded Thimbleberries, has designed countless quilt patterns and has also authored more than 75 books. Lynette now designs for RJR Fabrics and teaches for Craftsy.

Lynette Jensen

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