Master Your Quilting Skills 11-Class Set


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Learn and master essential skills every quilter should have with the Master Your Quilting Skills 11-Class Set. In-depth instruction for all things quilting includes crucial beginner basics, learning common shapes with English paper piecing, working with a variety of precuts, effective methods to finish your work, and so much more!

Maximize your convenience and long-term flexibility and own all the classes via streaming video online. of the 11 classes includes bonus printable PDF resources as an added supplement to the video instruction.

For a more detailed summary of each class included in this set, see the “Classes Included” tab below.

NOTE: After purchase, all individual classes within this set will be made available in your Craftsy account. You will be able to enjoy your purchased classes within your library anytime without losing access.

Classes Included

Beginner Quilting (1h 49m)
Join instructor Ashley Hough and learn everything you need to know for beginner quilting. Spin through different fabric options, discover how to save time with pre-cut store-bought sizes, and master how to properly cut your fabric with a rotary cutting system. Try out multiple beginner blocks including the 9 Patch and Pinwheel, and layer your quilt with a backing fabric. Finish off your project by binding your completed masterpiece for a job well done.

Quilt Designs: Blocks, Settings and Borders (1h 58m)
Ditch the books and patterns and learn to design your own quilts! Join art quilter Heather Thomas and discover how to visually break down a quilt block and easily determine the measurements. From simple paper piecing and flip-and-sew techniques to bypass block designs, learn the most productive methods for bias free piecing. Work with pieced sashing and borders, build from the block up, and unlock the secrets of “coping” strip and how they can be used for a beautifully designed quilt. Lastly, top off class by reviewing the three basics of good quilting.

All About Precuts (2h 02m)
Join ZJ Humbach and learn a fast, fun way to making stunning quilts with precuts. First, review the basics of precuts—what they are, the advantages, and how to make your own. Avoid time-consuming and frustrating mistakes with tips and tricks to working with a variety of different precuts. After walking through “what if” scenarios when you’re working from patterns for yardage or fat quarters, get ready for the class project: Red Hot Hearts Quilt. Confidence is key—use everything you’ve learned so far and get quilting!

The Joy of Jelly Rolls (1h 49m)
Jelly Rolls are perfect for a quick and effective way to making fabulous quilts. Begin class with renewing pre-cut strips and shopping for Jelly Rolls 101. Combine strip quilting with Jelly Rolls and learn to avoid common mistakes when joining multiple strips together. Discover simple ways to build fantastic-looking blocks, and showcase your Jelly Roll blocks in beautiful quilts with different levels of pizzazz. Lastly, put your new skills to the test and try out the fun scrappy quilt bonus project.

Fun with Fat Quarters & Fat Eighths (1h 11m)
Team up with instructor Ashley Hough and get acquainted with the most versatile and easiest to find pre-cut quilting fabrics— fat quarters and fat eighths. Begin by learning the difference between the pre-cut fabrics and their name origin. Next, learn how to create a block ideal for fat quarters and fat eighths with several different layouts for quilts that can be made through this block. At the end of class, create a versatile block that is perfect for both sizes, and discover additional pre-cut fabric options and how to use them.

Half-Square Triangle Quilt (1h 30m)
What if there was just one quilt block to create dozens of different quilts? Discover the most versatile block you’ve ever seen that’s also incredibly quick and easy to make. Using a Half Square Triangle ruler, a quarter inch quilting foot, curved safety pins, and a few other gadgets, you can uncover the secrets to cutting these blocks in massive quantities, in different sizes and combinations for an endless number of projects.

English Paper Piecing (1h 10m)
Join instructor Ashley Hough and uncover the method of English paper piecing. First, collect the materials needed before learning the most common shapes used when doing English paper piecing, including the hexagon, clamshell, and diamond. Learn how to baste your fabric onto the paper—making sure the fabric is larger than the paper template—and master both a glue method and hand sewing method. From there you can assemble your pieces and remove the paper, and get ready to practice your English paper piecing with an easy pattern download.

Foundation Paper Piecing (1h 58m)
Follow along with instructor Laura Roberts as she guides you through her favorite technique—Foundation Paper Piecing. Learn a step-by-step way to paper piecing with the proper tools and techniques, and get access to recommended products that will set you up for success. Review how to pick and read a pattern before cutting your patches and piecing them together. Laura will even show you how to create your own foundations and paper piecing patterns, and you’ll walk away from class ready to use Foundation Paper Piecing in every day projects.

Making a T-Shirt Quilt (1h 36m)
Create your own t-shirt quilt from start to finish with instructor Kelly Hanson. Begin with the basics—how to interface and prepare your t-shirts, how to cut them, how to arrange them, and how to add sashing strips. Next, learn which type of interface you should use, and discover how to add structure with Kelly’s product choice. Begin to cut your t-shirts, working around neck and arm holes. Get tips for arranging your blocks after you’ve cut your shirt, and how to lay the blocks out for visual appeal. Finish off class by adding personal touches to your quilt and adding sashing strips and accent blocks.

How Should I Quilt this Quilt (1h 32m)
Answer “how should I quilt this quilt?,” with the help of Heather Thomas as you break down design, pattern, color, and quilting selections. Bring the best out of your quilt tops by learning how to use machine quilting. Begin by understanding the physics of quilting and how the density of stitching physically affects the quilt. Next, Heather offers an in-depth explanation to what she is doing to the quilt both visually and structurally. Lastly, watch as she uses simple sheets of Mylar and draw erase markers to explain her process.

Fabulous Free Motion Quilting (2h 31m)
As your quilt becomes increasingly artistic and complex, learning efficient methods of finishing your work with a machine quilting needs to become priority. Join Heather Thomas as she teaches new ways of viewing machine quilting, both as a visual tool and for adding longer life to your fabric. Learn to create quilts using the machine, and repetitively practice until it becomes a useful tool in your quilting toolkit. From easy basting techniques to the understanding the importance of learning to doodle freely, combine all Heather’s brilliant information as you try out nine basic stitch outs.

Your Instructors

Ashley Hough
Ashley Hough is a quilt designer, pattern maker, instructor, and lover of all things quilting. After learning to sew at the young age of 6 years old, she later discovered the joy of quilting and has grown her skills over the past 15 years. “I love quilting because I love the design process—being able to start with a blank page and essentially create whatever I want.” Ashley’s designs and patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and her work can be found on National Quilters Circle.

Heather Thomas
Heather is a mixed-media fiber artist with a passion for color and a dedication to teaching. After a decade of making original yet traditional work, she began venturing out toward art quilting, embellishments, and mixed media work. She is the author of “A Fiber Artists’ Guide to Color & Design” and “Fabric Embellishing: The Basics & Beyond.”

ZJ Humbach
ZJ Humbach is a professional longarm quilter and pattern designer who owns and operates Dream Stitcher Quilt Studio in Nederland, Colorado. Her work appears in McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines. A former Quilters Newsletter editor, she wrote a longarm quilting column, “Finish Line,” for each issue. Now ZJ is a freelance writer for Quilters Newsletter and the Studio Arts Quilt Associates (SAQA) Journal. She also quilts regularly for Connecting Threads. ZJ has enjoyed machine sewing since age 12. She has a strong educational background in clothing construction, tailoring, and interior design plus a Master of Arts Teaching degree with an emphasis on curriculum development and adult education.

Aurora Sisneros
Aurora Sisneros is the owner of Fabric Bliss, a yarn and fabric shop in Denver. She left her fast-paced job as an IT professional with a mission to share the cathartic crafts she loves. For Aurora, knitting has been an absolute blessing, and she’s passionate about bringing that experience to her students. She teaches knitting at her shop, as well as crochet, sewing, quilting and tatting. Aurora is driven to help students find joy in what they’re doing, and she’s delighted to teach and provide “tech support” on Craftsy!

Laura Stone Roberts
Laura is a former assistant editor of McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines and is skilled in all types of piecing and appliqué. She began quilting as a new mom 30 years ago and soon landed a job at a quilt shop where she discovered the joy of being with other quilters and sharing what she’d learned. Laura began teaching some classes way back then, adding techniques as her skills grew. She has now been a quilting teacher for over 25 years. In 1997, she found herself in England without a guild, so she started one that grew to 52 members from 7 countries. That guild was a great source of camaraderie and fun and is still thriving today.

Kelly Hanson
Sole proprietor of Quilters Anonymous Sewing Studio in Duluth, Minnesota, Kelly enjoys teaching students new techniques in the quilting arts. She specializes in traditional quilts and enjoys designing and creating memory and T-shirt quilts. She is a certified Quilt in a Day instructor, a certified Handi Quilter Long Arm quilter, a 2012 Recipient of IMQA foundation award, and administrator of the Quilters Anonymous Showcase Facebook page and the Quilter Anonymous web page. Currently, Kelly is busy taping segments for the Inspire Design Create educational quilting DVD series. Kelly continues taking classes in all aspects of quilting, equipping her to teach new techniques to her students. She looks forward to her new role as Managing Editor of the National Quilters Circle.

Bonus Materials

Each class in this set comes with a helpful downloadable PDF that will add to the fun and success of each class. In total, you will gain access to 14 PDFs containing more than 75 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.

Beginner Quilting – Four Easy Blocks

Beginner Quilting – Pre-Cut Fabric Sizes

Class Resource: Block Templates

Download this PDF for 4, 9 & 16 patch templates

Class Resource: Math Flashcard

Download this PDF for detailed basic math and diagonal set formulas

All About Pre-Cuts - Resources

Class Resource: Building Blocks

Download this PDF for many different layout options using your basic squares and rectangles.

Class Resource: Designing with Jelly Rolls

Download this PDF for tips on designing with Jelly Rolls, the possibilities are endless.

Class Resource: Tips for Perfect Strip Piecing

Download this PDF for tips on fast & easy strip piecing.

Class Project: Sampler Quilt Directions

Download this PDF for detailed instructions on making your own Sampler Quilt.

Fun with Fat Quarters & Fat Eighth - Resources

Half Square Triangle Quilt - Pattern & Resources

English Paper Piecing - Resources

Class Project PDF

Download this PDF for a detailed, step-by-step guide to make Laura’s Nile Flowers Quilt

Suggested Tools & Supplies PDF

Download this PDF for a list of tools and supplies needed to work on your next Foundation Paper Piecing project.

Class Resource: Designers PDF

See this list of some of Laura’s favorite Foundation Paper Piecing designers.

Class Resource PDF

See some of the best kept secrets for creating the perfect T-Shirt Quilt!

Class Resource: Designs

Download this PDF file for a sampling of Heather’s stitch out, stippling & motif designs.

Class Resource PDF

Use this guide, written by Heather, to gain even more of her machine quilting knowledge.

Class Resource PDF

Reference this Sketchbook for a sampling of over 20 of Heather’s sketches.