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Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting

$19.99$40.00

Cut your quilting prep time in half! Discover secret techniques for faster cutting, easy set-in seams, miters in minutes and more.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Debbie Caffrey
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn fast fabric cutting techniques so you can get to the fun part of quilting more quickly! Join quilt designer Debbie Caffrey and discover easy techniques to make impressive, intricate blocks — fast! Make the most of the rulers you already own and use rotary shortcuts to swiftly create stacks of strips, diamonds, split rectangles and more. Then, enjoy expert guidance through streamlined methods for strip-piecing, chain-sewing and creating eye-catching mirror-image units. Debbie reveals her must-have technique for effortless set-in seams and shares simple modifications to beautifully customize three of her favorite blocks. You’ll also find out how to take your quilts from standard to stunning with timesaving tips for overlapped and partial-seam borders. Plus, pick up Debbie'’s insider trick for creating mitered borders in minutes!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Fundamentals of Cutting & Piecing
35:00
Meet expert quilter Debbie Caffrey as she highlights the time-saving techniques you'll learn in this class. Then dive in! Debbie demonstrates her efficient method of cutting fabric strips with a rotary cutter. Discover a simple strip-piecing technique with accurate results. Plus, see how to assemble the versatile "Bird in the Air" block.
2. Efficient Organization & Construction
31:30
3. Tricks With Tubes
32:57
4. Diamonds & Set-in Seams
38:59
5. Not Your Typical Tri-Recs
26:30
6. Split Rectangle Savvy
24:36
7. Finishing the Story: Ideas & Borders
35:49

Taught by

Debbie Caffrey
Debbie Caffrey
Debbie Caffrey has been teaching quilting nationwide since 1983. She's taught at events such as International Quilt Festival (Houston, Rosemont and Long Beach), Minnesota Quilters Conference, The Road to California and many more. Debbie is the self-published author of 14 books on quilting, the designer of dozens of quilt patterns and more than 250 mystery quilt patterns. She has also contributed many articles to publications such as Traditional Quiltworks magazine, as well as appearing on both HGTV's Simply Quilts and QNNtv.com's Quilter's Coffee.

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