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Online Class

Improve Your Quilts: 37 Troubleshooting Techniques

$19.99$39.99

Discover the answers to all of your quilting conundrums! Unlock 37 techniques that will transform your quilts from good to great.

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 Laura Nownes
  • 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

Instructor Laura Nownes shares her must-have tips and tricks from 35 years of quilting, starting with strategies for fabric selection, perfect color palettes and finding inspiration. Conquer common quilting mistakes with Laura’s clever troubleshooting techniques, and achieve consistent seam allowances, straight seams and precise results with smart piecing methods. Discover how the right pressing technique and a little steam can fix even the wobbliest of strips and the biggest bubbles, and learn expert tips for joining mismatched blocks and solving sashing and border issues. Finally, Laura will reveal essential binding tips to create sharp corners, seamlessly join ends and fix floppy, curvy or loose binding — all in the name of making a quilt you’re proud to share!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Fabric Choice
26:28
Meet Laura Nownes, your guide to new and improved quilts. Laura walks you through the process of picking out the right fabric and shows you how to find inspiration in the everyday. She also walks you through the basics of using value and contrast, and demonstrates fussy cutting.
2. Tools
23:45
3. Cutting
14:02
4. Sewing & Piecing
27:44
5. Pressing
12:31
6. Assembly
22:42
7. Binding
24:44

Taught by

Laura Nownes
Laura Nownes
Laura Nownes has been teaching quilting classes for more than 35 years, and is the co-author of the celebrated “quilting bible” Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! She also co-developed a pattern line of more than 60 original designs, and has been featured on several quilting shows, including the PBS series The Great American Quilt.

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