Online Class

Smarter Strip Quilting


Take the fuss out of diamonds and triangles! Discover simple shortcuts that will take you from strip set to stunning quilt in no time.

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 Joanna Figueroa
  • 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

Sew beautiful blocks without Y-seams or templates! Designer Joanna Figueroa simplifies the piecing process using pre-cut strips, and shows you how to sew intricate strip quilt designs with ease. Enjoy step-by-step guidance as you learn how to accurately cut 45- and 60-degree angles with a regular ruler, and pick up Joanna's must-have tips for pressing long seams, dealing with bias edges, piecing patches with angles and more. Gain confidence working with strip sets, and learn how to to create and assemble gorgeous diamond, hexagon and star-block quilt tops. Along the way, you'll discover an inspiring array of design variations, so you'll never run out of ways to showcase your new skills!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Important Foundations
Meet avid quilter Joanna Figueroa and preview the simple techniques you'll learn to incorporate strip sets and angles into your quilts -- without using templates or Y-seams! In addition, get expert tips on working with pre-cuts, and discover efficient techniques for cutting and pressing strip sets.
2. Discovering 60 Degrees: Triangles
3. Putting It Together: Triangles & Hexagons
4. Discovering Diamonds
5. Putting It Together: Diamonds
6. Turning Diamonds Into Stars
7. Applications & Inspiration

Taught by

Joanna Figueroa
Joanna Figueroa
Joanna Figueroa has designed more than 20 fabric collections for Moda, and she is the author of several books, including her latest: With Fabric & Thread. Joanna is the creative force behind Fig Tree & Co, where she sells original quilting patterns and fabric.

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