Ann Petersen

Playing with Curves

Ann Petersen
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet your instructor, quilter Ann Petersen, and discover what you'll learn in class as you jump into the tools, materials and templates you'll need to create perfect curves.
Ann makes your introduction to curves easy and engaging as you learn the best methods for pinning, sewing and quilting on gently curved pieces.
Dive into the Winding Ways Block as you work with freezer paper, cut the fabric, lay out the block, mark the seam intersections, sew and press with professional tips along the way. Ann discusses machine quilting options and expert advice on how to prepare, clip and press your pieces for the best results.
Sew along with Ann as you create a beautiful "Curves Again?" block. Learn how to work with paper pieced curves as you press, cut, attach the template and sew, learning the best settings for your machine and techniques to help you succeed along the way.
Complete your "Curves Again?" block as you pin, sew, work with mitered corners and borders and finish the corners. Ann walks you through various design options that you can apply to any quilt of your choosing.
Celebrate your new sense of confidence and put your curved quilting skills into play as you tackle the Ice Sawblades block. Ann demonstrates step-by-step instructions for constructing an inner and outer arc with various interlocking pieces, resulting in a gorgeous finished block that will wow your friends.
Finish the class with the Twist Tie block as you continue to sharpen your skills at cutting, sewing, pressing and quilting various curves. Ann ends the lesson with a helpful overview of design and quilting ideas that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to tackle any curved design of your choosing.
7 Lessons
3  hrs 40  mins

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to cut arcs using a variety of templates, tools and methods
  • How to pin and sew a simple, gentle curve — the essential technique used in all of Ann’s designs and class projects
  • How to make custom, reusable templates out of plastic sheets and freezer paper
  • Sure-fire tips for cutting multiple pieces and pressing seams
  • The step-by-step process of constructing intricate blocks using curves, paper piecing and templates
  • How to paper piece blocks with curvy motifs using reusable freezer-paper templates
  • How to cut and sew free-form designs to create blocks limited only by your imagination
  • Ann’s unique philosophy for quilting in and around all of these innovative blocks
  • What You’ll Make:
    Imaginative place mats or quilt tops based on the five patterns and templates included in your class materials

    What You’ll Love:

  • Gaining confidence as you learn to sew on a curve
  • Downloadable class materials that include instructions and templates for five quilts based on Ann’s own designs
  • Expert advice on assembling and quilting your blocks into sinuous and stunning works of art
  • Projects that build upon one another as you cultivate your skills
  • Ann Petersen

    Ann Petersen has been sewing quilts since her childhood, and her work has been featured in numerous books, magazine and exhibitions. Ann’s quilts have won multiple awards, including first place at both the Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She teaches quilting classes on Craftsy and around the US.

    Ann Petersen

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