Pre-Cut Shortcuts: Quilt Tops in Less Time
Start quilting with pre-cuts for projects you'll actually finish! It's all possible with author and quilter Amy Smart's timesaving techniques. Amy will show you how to be thoughtful about your work, so you can experience the satisfaction that comes with finishing any quilt top you set your mind to.
Amy Smart is the blogger behind Diary of a Quilter and the author of several books, including "Fabulously Fast Quilts." She also regularly teaches at quilt conventions such as QuiltCon, SNAP Creative Conference and The Fat Quarterly Retreat.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Amy Smart an get to know your pre-cut options and the benefits of working with them. Then, learn how to make effective fabric and pairing choices. And, ensure accuracy when piecing with Amy's measuring tips. .
Learn an easy design for the Bricks quilt that combines 5-inch and 10-inch square pre-cuts, and use chain piecing to make assembly even faster. Then, work up a variation of this design: the Sticks quilt.
Explore innovative ways of breaking down 10-inch precuts as you prepare fabric for the Crosshatch quilt. Then cut, sew and press bias edges and learn how to adjust the size and look of your design.
Discover a simple yet impressive basket weave design and use strip piecing to efficiently piece your blocks. Plus, learn how to incorporate sashings and cornerstones into your quilt.
Put 2.5-inch strips to work in an eye-catching gumball block design. Then, find out how to use tube piecing, and efficiently create angled designs. Amy shares her expert tips for sewing tricky sashing strips without cornerstones.
Learn how to increase the size of your quilts with 2.5-inch strip borders. Then, finish class by creating quick-and-easy bindings with pre-cuts.