Are you a new quilter or wanting to brush up on the basics?
Follow our curated journey to learning the basics of quilting. From the first stitch to the last, our world-class instructors will be with you every step of the way.
Begin with Leila Gardunia’s You Can Piece! class, where you’ll focus on block construction with her Weekend Sampler. The pattern is included with the class along with a bonus pattern, The Quirky Scrap Quilt.
The Weekend Sampler
The Quirky Scrap Quilt
Watch an overview of Leila’s class…
- Choosing & Cutting Fabric
- Courthouse Steps & Signature Block
- Double Quartet & Half Square Triangles
- Four Leaf Clover & Quarter Square Triangles
- Dutch Windmill & Flying Geese
- Hidden Square
- Assembly & Finishing
Next, Annie Smith introduces you to the world of Fat Quarter Magic, where you’ll make ten blocks using ten fat quarters. If you don’t have fat quarters, don’t worry – Annie has a cutting layout for using quarter yards of fabric in her pattern included with the class.
- Selecting Fabrics
- Cutting the Fabric
- Designing the Blocks
- Piecing the Blocks
- Constructing the Quilt
For your third class, Katie Pasquini Masopust tickles your creativity with her Artful Log Cabins. Learn about color and design while making this classic block. Katie also provides ideas and inspiration for your quilt composition.
- Images & Grids
- Fabric Selection
- Block Construction
- Trimming & Layout
- Quilt Construction
Now you’re ready for Bonnie Browning’s Borders & Finishing Touches class, where she takes the mystery out of borders, blocking, and binding. She’ll even show you how to add a sleeve to your quilt for hanging. Use one of your previously made tops, or make Bonnie’s Four Roses Quilt using the pattern included with the class.
Watch an overview of Bonnie’s class…
- Border Basics
- Borders: Mitered & Piped
- Sharks’ Teeth & Prairie Points
- Mitered Binding Primer
- The Perfect Sleeve
The last class in this iquilt Learning Path is Machine Quilting: Beginning Free Motion & Tools with Mary Smallegan. Find out about thread, needles, tension, basting, and batting – all the things you need know to finish your quilt. Learn basic free motion designs for quilting your quilt on your home sewing machine using patterns included with the class.
- Machine Setup
- Batting & Basting
- Free Motion basics
- Handling Larger Quilts
Look for more iquilt Learning Paths ahead!