Piecing Large-Scale Patchwork Quilts
Intermediate | 41 min 44 sec
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Modern quilter Heather Jones loves to play with scale, and in this class she shows how to enlarge a traditional quilt block so that a single block becomes the entire quilt top. Heather demonstrates this technique by creating a 72-inch square version of the Fly Away quilt block, though this formula can be used to enlarge any quilt block you like. Heather takes you through the process of scaling up a traditional block design on paper, and then shows you how to piece it together to create a bold, graphic quilt top.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 3 1/2 yards background fabric
  • 1 yard contrasting fabric for half square triangles
  • 3/4 yard second contrasting fabric for center
  • 9 1/2” square gridded ruler
  • 6” x 24” ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Pencil
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Sketchbook (graph paper notebook is ideal)
  • Markers
  • Sewing machine
  • Neutral thread
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
Learn how to:
  • Scale up a traditional block design
  • Enlarge a quilt block

What you’ll get:
  • Detailed lesson on making a large-scale patchwork quilt
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Heather Jones
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Charlene Soares
Loved the longarm quilt design and big units will make it a fast top for me to make!
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It gave me quilt design choices for baby quilts. Thank you.
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