Carl Hentsch

2016 Summer Block of the Month

Carl Hentsch
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Meet Carl Hentsch and learn more about the inspiration behind this Amish-style quilt, as well as the techniques you'll use to bring it to life. Carl will also give you tips for preparing your fabric before you begin cutting and piecing.
Discover tools and techniques for foundation paper piecing the center medallion block for this Amish-inspired design. Carl will also give you tips for achieving sharp, precise points as you piece your medallion.
Take your skills even further as you use foundation piecing to create a colorful border comprised of circles. Along the way, you'll see how to use templates for cutting uniform pieces accurately and efficiently, before you practice piecing curves.
Enjoy some familiar techniques such as using half- and quarter-square triangles to make rows of on-point squares. As you piece, you'll get tips for efficiently assembling accurate flying geese units, before creating Broadway Star blocks for cornerstones and assembling your squares-on-point border.
Watch your next block bloom as you create and apply appliqué flowers. During this lesson, you'll also see how to minimize stiffness in quilts when working with multiple layers of appliqué pieces.
Use strip piecing to quickly create units for your large blocks. Carl will also show you how to use half-square triangle and square-in-a-square units to complement your strip-pieced units. By the end, you'll have two traditional blocks that really bring the design together.
In your final lesson, you'll find out how to sew Y-seams as you assemble a Basket of Lilies block. Carl will also help you create setting triangles for log cabins and join your blocks for a finished quilt top!
7 Lessons
1  hrs 40  mins

Create an updated, Amish-inspired quilt top month by month as you expand your skills alongside quilt designer Carl Hentsch. In this 2016 Summer Block of the Month class, you’ll use foundation paper piecing, strip piecing, curved piecing, fusible appliqué and more, all on the way to a finished top that combines the best of classic motifs and captivating color.

Note: While the kit is no longer available, you can still sew along with Carl using your own fabric and the included pattern.

Carl Hentsch

Carl Hentsch's love of creative pursuits began at an early age when he learned sewing, knitting and patternmaking. He became passionate about quilting in 2006 after dabbling in it for years, and today he's a quilting author and designer. Along with teaching on Craftsy, Carl shares his knowledge at quilt shops and guilds across the country.

Carl Hentsch

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