DVD Class

Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0016Q


Learn the stress-free, speedy way to complete a quilt so beautiful, no one will know it was a cinch to sew!

Author Marti Michell shows you how to adapt for quilting as you go, so you can recreate any style with ease. Learn how to prepare your foundation with batting and backing already incorporated, then dive into string quilting to quickly transform strips into dynamic blocks. Follow along to create wonky and traditional log cabin blocks – once you’re done piecing, you’re done quilting too! Marti shares a range of ways to join your blocks and when to use each method, including twin and single finishing strips and a multi-layer seam strategy. You’ll also find out how to adapt complicated favorites like the Ohio star to the quilt-as-you-go process, and discover smart techniques for bulk busting, and quickly adding borders and binding. Amazing quilts are only one class away—start today!

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

Getting Started (22:22)
Meet Marti Michell, author of dozens of instructional books and your quilt-as-you-go guide! Marti begins by introducing the technique itself, and why it’s so dynamic: When the sewing is done, so is the quilt! She also shows how to select and prepare your batting and backing to get off to a good start.

String Quilting (22:20)
Get one step closer to quilting-as-you-go by learning how to prepare your pieces. Marti explains why string piecing is one of the more forgiving techniques before demonstrating how to piece in place and true up the block. Plus, Marti shares several fun project ideas.

Twin Finishing Strips (13:25)
Practice joining your blocks together with Marti’s guidance. Get step-by-step instruction on how to seamlessly incorporate twin finishing strips into the larger piece. Then, find out Marti’s trick for joining rows with layer cake strips.

Log Cabin Blocks (22:11)
Marti shares more innovative bulk-busting tips and tricks as she demonstrates how to construct two different styles of log cabin blocks — classic and wonky. In addition, you’ll see Marti’s first quilt-as-you-go log cabin block that she created in 1976!

Single Finishing Strips (14:04)
Master the process of finishing a quilt with single strips, whether you’re joining blocks by hand or using a machine. Then, learn Marti’s technique of using a blind hem for a more refined look, and find out when you do — and don’t — want to align your rows.

Finishing Without Strips (17:37)
Learn a new and simple way of joining blocks together — without finishing strips! Quilt along with Marti as she demonstrates her trusty technique using the courthouse steps block, a variation on the log cabin block. You’ll be impressed by the gorgeous results!

More Complicated Blocks (19:50)
Any block can be made in the as-you-go style! Watch as Marti takes two designs not normally associated with the technique — the Ohio star and the Virginia reel — and makes them work with a series of easy adaptations. Plus, get tips on how to do the same with your other favorite designs!

Borders & Binding (16:57)
Discover a simple method of adding borders with Marti’s quilt-as-you-go technique. In addition, learn a unique — and time-saving — binding tip before adding the finishing touches to your quilt.

Your Instructor

Marti Michell

Marti Michell is a quilter and best-selling author who has published more than 30 books, including the popular “Quilting for People Who Don’t Have Time to Quilt.” She also leads quilting workshops throughout the U.S., focusing primarily on quiltmaking techniques. Marti has won two lifetime-achievement industry awards for her work.

Bonus Materials

Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques - Supplies and Resources


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How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
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