Mother-Daughter Quilting: Making Modern and Traditional Quilts
Intermediate | 1 hour 8 min
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In this class, quilting expert Sue Nickels and her daughter Ashley present two fun projects in their preferred styles—Sue is a traditional quilter and Ashley is a modern quilter. Though they each used the same fabrics, their finished quilts have totally different aesthetics. Sue’s traditional quilt has a scrappier motif, which is covered in lush, machine-quilted feathers, while Ashley’s modern quilt is made up of clean, geometric shapes and criss-crossed diagonal quilting lines. No matter what your style, you will surely learn a lot about quilting from this mother-daughter team.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • Sewing Machine
  • Darning foot
  • Walking foot
  • ¼” foot
  • Straight stitch throat plate
  • Safety pins - size 1
  • Kwik Klip
  • Masking tape
  • Sewing machine needles - 70/10 microtex sharp or 80/12 universal
  • Cotton thread - 50/3 for piecing and quilting or 50/2 for quilting
  • Marking pencil and pencil sharpener
  • Tracing Paper
  • Mat board
  • Acrylic rulers (6” x 24” / 6” x 6” / 15” x 15”) and rotary cutter
  • Rubber gloves
  • Scissors or snips
  • Bobbins
  • Seam ripper
  • Straight pins
  • Iron
Ashley’s Quilt Fabric Requirements:
  • 100% cotton (pre-wash and press)
  • Off white - 1 yard
  • Blue - ¾ yard
  • Navy blue print - ¾ yard (includes enough for binding)
  • Floral - 2/3 yard
  • Pink circle - ¼ yard
  • Backing - 1 yard
  • Batting - 34” x 42” square
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Sue’s Quilt Fabric Requirements:
  • 100% cotton (pre-wash and press)
  • Off white - 2 yards
  • Pink solid/pink floral/pink circle/floral/navy dot/light blue dot - ½ yard each
  • Blue solid - 1 yard (½ yard for blocks and ½ yard for border)
  • Navy print - 1 yard (½ yard for blocks and ½ yard for binding)
  • Backing - 1½ yards
  • Batting - 41” x 51” rectangle
Downloads:
Learn how to:
  • Measure and cut
  • Cut and piece half-square triangles
  • Free-motion quilting techniques

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow class on making modern and traditional quilts using different techniques and aesthetics
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructors Sue and Ashley Nickels
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
95 users recommended this class to a friend
Karen Kooda
I now want to make both of their quilts. They geve very clear directions for me to proceed.
More than 3 months ago
Margaret Mitchell
1/2 sq, tris....I can't wait to try your method. stylized feathers.... I love bird print fabric, so thanks for the demo. will do..
More than 3 months ago
Anna Flowers
Great class with great details. I love the comparison between the two different techniques, you can really see what base skills are necessary to follow, and what stylistic elements you can play with for your own preferences.
More than 3 months ago