Online Class

Introduction to Bargello


Bring Bargello quilts off your to-do list and into your home! Create three approachable Bargello projects, each with cascading color and mesmerizing movement.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Karen Gibbs
  • 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

Discover how accessible and beautiful Bargello can be with fabric and pattern designer Karen Gibbs. Start by creating a Bargello version of the Chinese Coins pattern. Learn to set up your machine, choose fabrics, create Bargello segments from strip sets and piece your quilt. Then, create the Something About Paris quilt, where you'll pair Bargello sequences with large half-square triangles and reverse appliqué hearts for a harmony of pattern, imagery and color. Finally, create a Bargello Madison's Star pattern using seven strip sets and straightforward instructions. Learn the Bargello technique to piece quilts with the kinetic color and flowing movement you're eager to achieve.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Bargello Basics
Meet your instructor, pattern designer Karen Gibbs, before learning what Bargello is, how it can be used to create gorgeous projects and what you'll create over the course of this class.
2. Bargello Coins
3. Something About Paris
4. Reverse Applique Bargello
5. Starting Madison's Star
6. Completing the Star

Taught by

Karen Gibbs
Karen Gibbs
Karen Gibbs is an independent quilt fabric and pattern designer as well as a teacher. Her quilting story started while she was working as a designer at Eagle's Eye, a clothing manufacturer. More than 250 of Karen's batik prints were released in fall 2013 and are in stores now. Throughout her quilting journey, Karen has taught many classes in shops, guilds and at shows. Now she's excited to bring her knowledge and love of quilting to Craftsy!
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