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Startup Library: Quilting


Explore quilting essentials as you make a quilt from start to finish.

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What You Get

  • 14 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, quilting glossary, detailed quilting tips and the complete Friendship Stars throw quilt pattern (69" square)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Christa Watson

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Interested in quilting but not sure where to start? This is the class for you! Join expert Christa Watson as she teaches you how to make your first quilt. Discover a range key tools and techniques as Christa guides you step by step through preparing your fabric, cutting out the pieces and sewing them into blocks, as well as basting, machine quilting and binding to help you finish your quilt with ease. By the end of class, you’ll be able to tackle your next quilt project with confidence!

Lesson Breakdown

1. What You Need: Fabrics & Tools
It's every quilter's favorite part of project prep: shopping! In this first lesson, meet Christa Watson, who explains what quilting is, then shares key pointers to keep in mind when shopping for tools and fabric.
2. Exercise: Know Your Machine
3. Setup: Working With Patterns
4. Make It: Cutting the Pieces
5. Make It: Chain Blocks
6. Make It: Star Blocks
7. Make It: Assembling the Quilt Top
8. Make It: Borders
9. Make It: Backing & Batting
10. Make It: Basting
11. Make It: Find Your Quilting Path
12. Exercise: Free-Motion Quilting
13. Make It: Binding
14. Make It: Binding the Quilt

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Taught by

Christa Watson
Christa Watson
Christa Watson is an award-winning quilter with more than 20 years' experience, specializing in machine quilting. She's the author of three books: "Machine Quilting With Style," "The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting" and “Piece and Quilt with Precuts.”

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