Online Class

Playing with Curves


Round out your quilting repertoire! Let Ann Petersen take the fear out of sewing curved seams and open up a new world of piecing.

Skill Level


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 Ann Petersen
  • 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

What You'll Learn:

* How to cut arcs using a variety of templates, tools and methods

* How to pin and sew a simple, gentle curve —the essential technique used in all of Ann’'s designs and class projects

* How to make custom, reusable templates out of plastic sheets and freezer paper

* Sure-fire tips for cutting multiple pieces and pressing seams

* The step-by-step process of constructing intricate blocks using curves, paper piecing and templates

* How to paper piece blocks with curvy motifs using reusable freezer-paper templates

* How to cut and sew free-form designs to create blocks limited only by your imagination

* Ann’'s unique philosophy for quilting in and around all of these innovative blocks

What You'll Make:

* Imaginative place mats or quilt tops based on the five patterns and templates included in your class materials

What You'll Love:

* Gaining confidence as you learn to sew on a curve

* Downloadable class materials that include instructions and templates for five quilts based on Ann'’s own designs

* Expert advice on assembling and quilting your blocks into sinuous and stunning works of art

* Projects that build upon one another as you cultivate your skills

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet your instructor, quilter Ann Petersen, and discover what you'll learn in class as you jump into the tools, materials and templates you'll need to create perfect curves.
2. Sewing Gentle Curves
3. Winding Ways Block
4. Starting Curves Again?
5. Finishing Curves Again?
6. Ice Sawblades Block
7. Twist Tie Block

Taught by

Ann Petersen
Ann Petersen
Ann Petersen has been sewing quilts since her childhood, and her work has been featured in numerous books, magazine and exhibitions. Ann’s quilts have won multiple awards, including first place at both the Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She teaches quilting classes on Craftsy and around the US.
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