Intermediate | 1 hour 5 min
Color fanatics and hand-stitching aficionados will find a lot to love in Tara Faughnan's “Big Stitch” quilting class. Tara shares her techniques for picking harmonious fabric colors to sew a high-contrast bar quilt, then shows how to quilt by hand with a dazzling array of threads. The final product is a richly layered piece that can be used for a mini-quilt or pillow top – or you can go big and apply this technique to a full-size quilt. The process is playful and inspiring, suitable for both first-time quilters and more advanced stitchers.
Learn how to:
- Sew a “bar” quilt top
- Match fabric and thread colors
- Hand quilt using cotton, pearl and metallic threads
- A master class on hand-quilting with big, colorful stitches.
- 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list
- Step-by-step expert instruction from Tara Faughnan
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cotton quilting fabric – scraps in 10-25 solid colors
- 24” x 24" piece of backing fabric
- 24” x 24" piece of batting
- Rotary cutter
- Marking pencils
- Seam ripper
- Assortment of threads
- Assortment of hand-sewing needles
- Small sharp scissors
- Needle threader (optional)
- Clear gridded quilting rulers (one big, one small)
- Cutting mat
- Iron and ironing surface
- Sewing machine
- Artist's tape, painter's tape or masking tape
- Finished Size: 20” x 20” for Mini-Quilt
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