DVD Class

Paper-Pieced Stars (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0248Q


Boost your foundation paper-piecing skills with renowned instructor Carol Doak. Enjoy more efficient, effective sewing with Carol’s organization and machine setup methods. Achieve perfect points as you create the striking Twinkle Star block with confidence-building tips. Learn how Carol selects fabrics while you piece the 3-D Star with its eye-catching depth. Mix and match different foundations to build fresh designs and simplify tricky blocks as you create the captivating Pointed Posy Star and exquisite Twisted Tulip Star. Construct the Windmill Star with its exceptional movement, and find the inspiration to customize your block with Carol’s practical guide to color. Piece the radiant Starburst Star with secondary patterns that dance around the quilt. Plus, learn to easily calculate the yardage needed for every group of pieces in a quilt. Use foundation paper piecing to make your most spectacular patchwork more accessible than ever!

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Introduction (21:52)
Meet your instructor, award-winning quilting teacher and paper-piecing author Carol Doak. You’ll gain sneak peeks of the beautiful blocks you’ll make over the course of this class, learn what paper piecing is all about, and gain valuable insight into how to use the measuring and cutting instructions that are included in your downloadable materials.

Twinkle Star (57:21)
Start the Twinkle Star, an 8-pointed star block that’s perfect for paper-piecing practice. Carol explains how to set up your machine before walking you through the preparation and construction of the block, including pinning, cutting, pressing and sewing techniques that are easy to follow and yield perfectly aligned blocks.

3-D Star (38:17)
Move on to the second block, the 3-D Star. You’ll learn how to take color into consideration as you plan your fabric pairings, and sew along with Carol as she carefully walks you through the block’s construction. You’ll gain valuable troubleshooting tips along the way that will help you back up and fix mismatched stitches and seam alignments without having to rip out hours of work.

Pointed Posy Star (23:39)
Put your new paper-piecing skills to work as you try a more complicated star, the Pointed Posy. Carol’s patient and friendly demonstrations help you match different “A” and “B” sections and adjust the block’s complexity to your comfort level and preference. Next, you’ll piece your fabrics together, sew the components and reduce seam bulk using smart pressing techniques.

Twisted Tulip Star (21:08)
Get creative with the Twisted Tulip Star, another block that presents mixing and matching opportunities that will inspire and delight you. Carol shows variations that you can try for your A and B units, and shares different ways to merge multiple block designs. Next, she walks you through the steps you need to know for constructing and completing the Twisted Tulip block.

Windmill Star (37:03)
Jump into your next star, the Windmill. You’ll love creating this design, which consists of neat points that are surrounded by a swirling fan effect, and choosing a range of colors that will make your blocks pop. Carol demonstrates additional sewing and pressing techniques that make even increasingly complicated blocks line up in perfect symmetry.

Starburst Star (26:52)
Explore secondary patterns as Carol shows you how to create star blocks that accompany on-point squares. You’ll learn what colors will accentuate your favorite parts of this design and apply Carol’s helpful equations to calculate yardage for your quilt. Finally, you’ll sew, press and trim your blocks to complete your Starburst Stars.

Quilt Assembly (15:14)
Your piecing, sewing, pressing and trimming efforts have paid off, and it’s finally time to assemble your quilt! Follow along with Carol’s professional tips for constructing and quilting your project. You’ll use Carol’s Star Light, Star Bright pattern or the alternative 9-block pattern that are provided in class to create a gorgeous, vibrant quilt that is likely to become a treasured family heirloom.

Your Instructor

Carol Doak
Carol Doak has been teaching quilting for more than 35 years. She has traveled extensively across the globe to share her tried-and-true methods. Carol is the author of 20 quilting books with more than a million copies in print. She has designed more than 1,000 paper-pieced designs, with many featured in national magazines and TV programs. The readers of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine voted Carol Doak their “Favorite Paper Piecing Teacher.” Carol’s mastery of foundation paper piecing has earned her the title, “Queen of Paper Piecing.” Carol is also the instructor of the Craftsy class Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing.

Bonus Materials

Paper-Pieced Stars - Supplies and Patterns


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
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How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
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Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

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What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.