Better, Faster Log Cabins (2h 02m)
Prolific author and quilter Marti Michell is sharing better, faster ways of quilting the log cabin block. First, learn two special cutting techniques for improving all of your log cabins immediately. Then, give this classic block a refresh as you find out how to select unique fabrics, develop a fast cutting layout and save even more time with chain piecing. Marti will show you how to create an eye-catching block using fun, easy fat quarters. She’ll also share an impressive technique for cutting 84 pieces in a fraction of your normal time. You’ll become familiar with Marti’s signature method of turning cut strips into automatic chain-piecing order. She’ll explain how you can change the look of log cabins with off-center blocks, and why you’ll love them. Plus, finish your log cabin quilts with Marti’s favorite binding method and tips for “no binding, no bulk.”
Machine Quilting in Sections: Strategies for Any Quilt (2h 11m)
Easily manage any size quilt by machine quilting in sections.
You piece your quilts in sections, so why not quilt them that way too? Join author Marti Michell and discover clever joining techniques to quilt your quilts in smaller, more manageable sections on your own machine.
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques (2h 28m)
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!
Sew Before You Cut: Strip Piecing Shortcuts (1h 33m)
Discover the secret to faster, more accurate piecing.
Piece quilt blocks faster and more accurately by sewing fabric strips before you cut them! Expert Marti Michell shares clever strip-piecing techniques to help you create a variety of intricate-looking designs. Once you know how to strip piece, you can enhance many of the styles you already love, from traditional to abstract to your own unique creations.