Online Class

Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting

$29.99$39.99

Master your rotary cutter and rulers to create the projects you desire — faster than ever. Learn to cut all the units you need swiftly, accurately and safely.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 8 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 class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Join pattern designer Debbie Caffrey and discover her efficient techniques for using a rotary cutter and streamlining your cutting process. Set up an ergonomic workspace and position your hands correctly to keep your ruler in place and your fingers safe. Discover speedy tips for cutting strips, four-patches, diamonds and chevrons. Next, use quarter-square, half-square and Tri-Recs rulers to quickly create perfect half- and quarter-square triangles, flying geese, trapezoids and more. Transform squares into Delectable Mountain and split nine-patch blocks, and create perfect half-square triangles with a bias-strip pieced method. Plus, get charts you can use to adapt these units to any size project. Learn clever cutting techniques for pre-cuts and yardage and finish your new favorite quilt sooner.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
34:02
Meet your instructor, quilting teacher and author Debbie Caffrey, as you learn how to set up your crafting space to prepare for the techniques you'll learn in class. Debbie starts by demonstrating the best ways to hold your ruler to ensure stability and safety. Then she explains how to start measuring and cutting fabrics neatly and efficiently, ending with perfectly sized diamonds, chevrons, rectangles and more.
2. Striply Speaking
27:55
3. Working on Your Traps
33:54
4. Shape Up Your Fat Quarters
24:49
5. Delectable Mountain
20:20
6. It's Hip to be Square
23:39
7. It Might Be Biased
31:02

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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