Big Stitch Hand Quilting
Intermediate | 1 hour 5 min
Big Stitch Hand Quilting
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.
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
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper
  • Assortment of threads
  • Assortment of hand-sewing needles
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Needle threader (optional)
  • Thimble
  • 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
Learn how to:
  • Sew a “bar” quilt top
  • Match fabric and thread colors 
  • Hand quilt using cotton, pearl and metallic threads 
What you’ll get:
  • 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
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Class Reviews
723 users recommended this class to a friend
Palmore Hoyt
It’s fun to see an ambidextrous-lefty like me! Great for beginners because perfection is not the goal.
February 25, 2023
Susan Vogel
Easy to follow instructions and great presentation. The details on threads and needles was very helpful.
February 19, 2023
Catherine Stacy
Very informative. I love all the different threads.
February 4, 2023