Improvisational Patchwork for Beginners
Beginner | 40 min 9 sec
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Learning how to improvise block construction is a cornerstone of modern quilting. Heather Jones teaches three ways to experiment with improvisational piecing: with a log-cabin block, a stacked-coin block, and with a wonky cross block. This method of creating patchwork is perfect for mixing colorful fabric scraps, allowing you to forget about perfect measurements and straight lines, and learn to play with your creative intuition. At the end, you’ll understand how to combine blocks to produce one-of-a-kind, organic quilts – no “pattern” required.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • ¼ yard each of three colorful fabrics
  • 1 yard of neutral fabric
  • Rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thread snips
  • Cutting mat
  • Quilting ruler (6 ½” x 12” and 6 ½” x 24”)
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Neutral thread
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
Learn how to:
  • Cut out fabric without measuring
  • Piece patchwork without overthinking your choices
  • Create log cabin blocks
  • Create stacked coin blocks
  • Create wonky cross blocks
  • Combine different blocks to make unique quilt designs
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Heather Jones on improvisational patchwork for beginners
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comment
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Class Reviews
327 users recommended this class to a friend
Theresa Barbero
Love it!! This is the process for me! Super clear instructions! Thanks!
November 1, 2022
Mrs Rosemary Andrews
I enjoyed this class with Heather as she showed several different block designs other than the normal log cabin blocks and seeing how much quicker it would be to Make a quilt using Heather 's system .
More than 3 months ago
M Crepeau
Better pacing, a few higher speed segments when repeating action
More than 3 months ago