Toby Lischko

Clever Curves: Piecing Techniques

Toby Lischko
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Meet designer Toby Lischko and start by reviewing the Hourglass Quilt. Toby shares her tips for accurate quarter-inch seams, then shows you how to prepare strip sets and cut curves with plastic templates you can also make yourself!
Now that your curves are cut, it's time to sew! See how to stitch concave and convex curves using only a few well-placed pins. Match up your blocks to complete the Hourglass Quilt.
See how sewing shallow curves creates the beautiful secondary design in the Glorified Nine Patch With a Twist Quilt. Each block features construction similar to a nine-patch, but with stunning results. Step it up with chain piecing to make these blocks quickly.
Cut and sew setting and corner triangles with curved piecing to complete the stunning curves in this mini-quilt. Plus, Toby shares her technique for creating a scrappy binding with colors that match each block perfectly, keeping the curves as the central focus of your quilt.
Surprise! You can sew a New York Beauty block without traditional paper piecing. Marvel at Toby's freezer-paper technique that leaves no paper to tear off at the end of block construction. Piece the "crown" of the New York Beauty block accurately with this method.
See how to sew tighter, more convex curves as you finish off your New York Beauty blocks. Plus, use Toby's fussy-cutting technique to set off the center circle with repeated designs.
6 Lessons
2  hrs 37  mins

Confidently cut and piece beautiful, smooth curves with only a few pins.

Does the thought of creating perfectly smooth curves intimidate you? Well, it doesn’t have to! Award-winning quilter Toby Lischko shares her savvy piecing techniques to help you create pucker-free curves, first using a simple pinning technique and then with paperless foundation piecing, all building up to the New York Beauty block. Learn to create three stunning curved quilts with Toby’s step-by-step guidance and, by the end of class, you’ll be cutting and piecing smooth curves like a pro.

Toby Lischko

Toby Lischko is an award-winning quilt designer, teacher and author with more than 30 years of experience. She's the owner of Gateway Quilts & Stuff, an online one-stop shop that inspires other quilters to sew their own quilts. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first place at the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, Kentucky, and fifth place in the National Quilt Museum challenge. She has also written several quilt-pattern books, including "Kaleidostars" and "St. Louis Stars: Nine Unique Quilts That Spark."

Toby Lischko

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