Intermediate | 1 hour
In this eye-opening introduction to paper-pieced quilting, Carolyn Friedlander provides an inside look at her design process. Carolyn begins this lesson by showing how she sketches block designs and picks her fabrics, and then she shares techniques for paper piecing the blocks. Follow along with Carolyn to learn how to make the quilt shown here, or use this class as a jumping off point for designing your own quilt. Once your blocks are finished, you’ll learn how to assemble your quilt top and get it ready for quilting. 
Learn how to:
  • Turn sketches into a schematic for your quilt
  • Select a palette for your quilt
  • Paper piece blocks
  • Join paper-pieced blocks into a quilt top


Chapters
00:57
Sewing Blocks and Assembling a Quilt Top
01:38
Design and Prep
03:32
21:07
11:02
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 1/2 yards of patterned quilting cotton in an assortment of light and dark colors (fabrics shown are Carolyn Friedlander fabrics from her "Doe" and "Carkai" lines) (3/4 yard light and 3/4 yard dark fabric)
  •  PDF templates printed out (5 of Block A, 4 of Block B, 6 of Block C)
  • Quilting needles (90/14)
  • Quilting pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine foot with good visibility of sewing area
  • Extension table (optional)
  • Matching thread
  • Sharp scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Quilting ruler
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Finished measurements
    Block A = 6” square (make 5 blocks total)
    Block B = 4” x 6” (make 4 blocks total)
    Block C = 2” x 7 1/2” (make 6 blocks total)
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    Paper-Pieced Quilts
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    Part 1:
    Paper-Pieced Quilts: Sewing Blocks and Assembling a Quilt Top
    Carolyn Friedlander
    In this eye-opening introduction to paper-pieced quilting, Carolyn Friedlander provides an inside look at her design process. Carolyn begins this lesson by showing how she sketches block designs and picks her fabrics, and then she shares techniques for paper piecing the blocks. Follow along with Carolyn to learn how to make the quilt shown here, or use this class as a jumping off point for designing your own quilt. Once your blocks are finished, you’ll learn how to assemble your quilt top and get it ready for quilting. 
    Part 2:
    Paper-Pieced Quilts: A Modern Approach to Quilting
    Carolyn Friedlander
    In the second part of Carolyn Friedlander's Paper-Piecing master course, you will learn how to quilt your finished quilt top. By combining free motion quilting with straight stitching, you will learn how to work with the geometric patterns in your quilt top to create a completely unique design. To complete the class, Carolyn shows you how to create and attach your own binding.
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