Anita Grossman Solomon
Craftsy Instructor

New York, NY

Anita Grossman Solomon is a full-time quilter and the author and innovator behind three Make It Simpler® books from C&T Publishing and her CuttingLines™ patterns. A Craftsy instructor “Traditional Blocks Made Simple” and blogger, she has taught on Alex Anderson’s shows. Anita's quilts have been displayed everywhere from the ceiling of the International ... Read Full Bio »

Anita's Craftsy Classes


Quick Techniques for Classic Blocks: Wrenches, Stars & Twists

Discover how stunning quilt blocks become easy quilt blocks with these video lessons from quilting author and instructor Anita Grossman Solomon. Start by learning Anita's innovative method for using printed sewing and cutting lines to create perfect blocks without measuring. Then apply this technique to create the Jewel Block, Monkey Wrench and Double Wrench blocks swiftly. Mix things up as Anita teaches you how to make precise cuts and create Square-on-Point and Square Star blocks using her streamlined process. Move on to tackling a variety of beautiful Bow Twist designs using a fresh method for corner triangles that will save you time and fabric. Finally, discover how to make charming Cabin Twist and eye-catching Snowball Twist blocks a breeze.


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Traditional Blocks Made Simple

Over years of quilting, Anita has figured out how to let her tools do most of the persnickety work of precise measurement. Snip snip snip! She'll show you how to customize your own rulers, use paper patterns for cutting and sewing, and deploy her stack-and-stitch method of block creation. "Why didn't I think of that?" you'll wonder as you breeze through Anita's arrowhead, pineapple, square-on-point and "unbiased" blocks. Anita will also go over fabric preparation and how she chooses her fabrics and arranges the blocks for her stunning quilts. Creating gorgeous quilts isn't as complicated as you think. Sign up for Traditional Blocks Made Simple today! Bonus: Anita's e-book, "Rotary Cutting Revolution" (a $14.99 value) is included free!


What's New

The March/April '14 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine (#156) includes my tessellated "T-Design" block. By now you probably expect me to make this block and quilt in an expected manner. Some images are here on my blog:
Apr 11, 2014
To tell you the truth, I haven't counted the number of times my work has been included in an issue of Quiltmaker?s 100 Blocks. I do know that Vol. 9 is coming up and that my Tribal Crossings block will be in it. On Friday, May 2nd I'll participate online in the 100 Blocks blog tour

Anita's Patterns

Make It Simpler® Square-On-Point Pattern


Make It Simpler® Hexagon Cutting Pattern

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Anita's Projects

Two-Color Pineapple
Two-Color Pineapple
Scrappy Pineapple Quilt
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Anita's Blog