Patchwork Improv: Exploring Angles
Intermediate | 1 hour 26 min
Improvising while piecing fabric requires a balance of instinct and sewing agility. In this class, artist and improv quilter Sherri Lynn Wood coaches you through developing both skills. Learn how to work with angles using a flexible pattern, then take a traditional block like flying geese and explore variations without rulers or templates. You’ll skirt the edge of your comfort zone as you explore and experiment with color relationships in patchwork, and combine angles in interesting and surprising ways to create a final piece of patchwork you can use in any project.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • A variety of fabrics including large and small scraps and strips
  • Sharp scissors
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Sewing machine with neutral thread
  • Pins
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Iron and ironing surface
Learn how to:
  • Cut without using a ruler
  • Combine patchwork to create wedges and angles
  • Compose with improv patchwork

What you'll get:
  • A five-part class on how to explore angles while developing improvisational patchwork techniques
  • Six HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert quilter Sherri Lynn Wood
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
216 users recommended this class to a friend
Thomas Nemecek
Excellent presentation!
1 day ago
Meghan Suslak
I loved this class. I was inspiring and instructive! The only change I'd request is a bit more instruction on how to take a dart. As a novice sewist, I was still a bit confused about the concept of a darting pointing one way and how to relate that properly to the seam direction.
4 days ago
Kathleen A Frost
This class made me realize I was already doing a version of improv in my own quilt, And it gave me new ideas to improve what I've already started. Great class.
More than 3 months ago