iquilt Learning Path: Beginning Quilting Classes

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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.

Beginning Quilting

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…

Lessons include:

  • 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

Click here to visit the You Can Quilt! Weekend Sampler Class

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.

Lessons include:

  • Selecting Fabrics
  • Cutting the Fabric
  • Designing the Blocks
  • Piecing the Blocks
  • Constructing the Quilt

Click here to visit the Fat Quarter Magic class.

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.

Lessons include:

  • Images & Grids
  • Fabric Selection
  • Block Construction
  • Trimming & Layout
  • Quilt Construction
  • Variations

Click here to visit the Artful Log Cabins class.

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…

Lessons include:

  • Border Basics
  • Borders: Mitered & Piped
  • Sharks’ Teeth & Prairie Points
  • Mitered Binding Primer
  • Blocking
  • The Perfect Sleeve

Click here to visit the Borders & Finishing Touches class.

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.

Lessons include:

  • Machine Setup
  • Thread
  • Needles
  • Tension
  • Batting & Basting
  • Free Motion basics
  • Handling Larger Quilts

Click here to visit the Machine Quilting: Beginning Free Motion & Tools class.

Look for more iquilt Learning Paths ahead!

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