Quick-Strip Paper Piecing

Peggy Martin
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Peggy explains that with basic sewing and piecing skills, even novices can produce stunning quilts.
Explore basic quilting supplies -- sewing machine, rotary cutter, iron, rulers, needles and scissors.
Play with polka dots and implied motion as Peggy demonstrates the basic quick-strip paper-piecing technique.
From whirlaways to lightning bolts, the possible combinations seem endless in this lesson on tessellation.
Build on Peggy's 4-P method -- position, pinch, peak and pin -- to make sharp, perfect star points.
Ever wonder how to make a border look like a woven basket? Learn the secret and technique behind the look.
Peggy's quick-strip paper-piecing design tackles the elaborate Mariner's Compass and makes it doable as well as dazzling.
Set your quilt blocks using symmetrical fabrics and a quilter's mirror to achieve dramatic kaleidoscopic effects.
Curved seams may look intimidating, but with Peggy's help, they don't have to be daunting.
Concur those swirling curves in New York Beauty with two options: pins and careful machine stitching, or glue basting.
Arrange your blocks and decide whether to piece the border or make it seamless.
Use those piles of scraps and trimmings to piece strings and abstract blocks. Then, use them for quilts or accessories.
12 Lessons
7  hrs 46  mins

Discover paper piecing techniques to help you conquer tricky blocks with narrow points, such as New York Beauty and Mariner’s Compass. Award-winning teacher Peggy Martin walks you step by step through her fun and easy process for making a variety of traditional and original blocks, open weave sashing, string quilts, settings and borders. You will love the versatility of Peggy’s approach, whether you are making a baby quilt, wall hanging, table runner or full-sized quilt! Plus, Peggy’s e-book “Quick-Strip Paper Piecing” is included for free!

Peggy Martin

International Association of Professional Quilters named Peggy Martin, author of Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, 2010 Teacher of the Year. Peggy exhibits her quilts in national shows and has traveled widely, teaching at guilds and conferences over the last 25 years.


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