Online Class

Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills

Free!

Learn quiltmaking basics in this free class, presented by Olfa. From tools and fabric to quilting and binding, find out how to create four easy quilts!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • 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

Whether you're renewing your love of quilting, or making a quilt for the first time, shop owner and instructor Gail Kessler is here to guide you to success. In Gail's class, you'll receive four accessible quilt patterns, and learn all the skills you need to bring them to life! You'll go step-by-step through how to choose fabrics and a quilt design, cut and piece precisely, and press for crisp results. Add sashing and borders, sandwich and baste your quilt, then finish with a label to tell the world what you've created. Gail's enthusiasm and expertise make this class fun to watch and easy to follow.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!
00:51
Learn how free Craftsy classes are different from paid ones, what "student-led participation" is, and the nifty features of all Craftsy classes.
2. Introduction
04:11
3. Getting Started
10:08
4. Preparing & Cutting Fabric
29:38
5. Laying Out the Design
08:02
6. Sewing & Pressing
23:12
7. Sashing & Borders
33:51
8. Layering & Basting
13:47
9. Tying & Machine Quilting
24:37
10. Hand Quilting
14:36
11. Binding & The Quilt Label
33:58

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Taught by

Gail  Kessler
Gail Kessler
Gail has spent the last 13 years living in the best of both worlds, with weekdays in the New York City fashion district and weekends at her farm and quilt shop, Ladyfingers Sewing Studio, in the heart of the historic Oley Valley of Pennsylvania. This continuous change of scenery has produced a style that shines through her work as a fabric and quilt designer, shop owner, quilting instructor and former marketing director of Andover Fabrics. Gail’s work has been featured in countless publications, and she has appeared on QNNtv and Fons & Porter's "Love of Quilting."
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