Quilt Faster: Accurate, Streamlined Piecing
When piecing your quilts, saving time doesnt have to mean sacrificing accuracy. Enjoy even better results with popular instructor Lee Chappell Monroe's tried-and-true techniques for quilting quickly while maintaining the polish and precision that makes your work shine.
Lee Chappell Monroe is a quilter, pattern designer and instructor. Her work has been featured in industry publications including Stitch, Quiltmaker and Modern Patchwork. She also blogs about quilting on her site, maychappell.com.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Lee Chappell Monroe and start class by learning how to mark your rulers and sewing machine for accurate measuring, marking, cutting, sewing and trimming. Do it all using one of Lee's favorite notions, washi tape.
Master the essentials of chain piecing (a key technique for streamlined piecing) and get tips to improve your piecing for your best results yet.
Get comfortable strip-piecing without sacrificing accuracy. Then, achieve a scrappy-chic look with Lee's technique for scrappy strip-piecing, sure to make quick work of your stash.
Discover techniques for sewing fast, accurate projects as you learn how to maintain precision at intersections. Plus, discover a great technique for professional-looking sashing.
Find out how to plan any project by evaluating the pattern. Learn how to think through your fabric and pressing in advance, for a quilt top that comes together in no time.
Finally, explore troubleshooting tips that won't slow down or stop your quilt's progress. Lee shares techniques for fixing botched blocks, making spare pieces from scraps and even improvising when you're out of fabric.