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Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine


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Reach new quilting heights! Work alongside Cheryl Arkison as she shows you how to incorporate curved elements into your quilts with confidence.

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

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Class Overview

Open up new quilting possibilities as Cheryl Arkison guides you through various ways to add full, half and quarter circles to your quilts. In addition to applique, learn a unique method for adding inset circles and other curved shapes. Everyone from novice to experienced quilters will benefit from Cheryl's easy-to-learn, ingenious techniques. You'll learn circular reverse applique, including the option of framing your orphan blocks. Create your own templates for inset quarter-circles of varying sizes or piece half-circles in contrasting colorways for a modern look. Whether you choose applique, reverse applique, inset circles or all three methods, you’ll be thrilled that you chose this class to take your quilting skills to the next level.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Circle & Curve Basics
Start by thinking about what makes a curve a curve. You'll review a little geometry and some tools for drawing circles.
2. Appliqué Circles
3. Reverse Circles
4. Inset Quarter Circles
5. Inset Half Circles
6. Playing With Circular Shapes
7. Design Considerations

Taught by

Cheryl Arkison
Cheryl Arkison
Cheryl is a Canadian writer, quilter and mom. She writes and teaches on quilting, craft, creativity, food and family. And it all comes from her dining room empire in her crowded, colourful house. From this space she wrote her first book, Sunday Morning Quilts (co-authored with Amanda Jean Nyberg) and her second book, A Month of Sundays. She teaches quilting throughout North America. Her writing has been published extensively online and in print.

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