Quilting With Confidence
Do you have quilt-making questions? Quilting instructor and author Laura Nownes has your answers in these video lessons! Start with Laura's advice for selecting a pattern, tools and fabric. Next, learn how to cut fabric of all sizes accurately and efficiently. With those fundamentals covered, Laura will teach you about the different types of piecing methods and how to sew an accurate quarter-inch seam. From there, find out why and how to press for success. Ready to bring your quilt to life? Learn techniques for constructing a top even if the blocks have inconsistent sizing, and get comfortable adding sashing and borders to your quilts. Then, breeze through finishing as Laura discusses quilting options and an easy binding method. You'll even find out how to care for your quilts by safely storing, washing and repairing them if necessary.
Laura Nownes has been teaching quilting classes for more than 35 years, and is the co-author of the celebrated quilting bible Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! She also co-developed a pattern line of more than 60 original designs, and has been featured on several quilting shows, including the PBS series The Great American Quilt.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Laura Nownes, the expert who will answer all your questions so you can start quilting with confidence. From picking the right pattern to choosing the right tools, Laura helps you figure out where to start!
Wondering how to select and prepare your fabric? Laura will take all the mystery out of these topics as she teaches you some helpful fabric vocabulary and tips for using pre-cut fabrics. She'll also provide answers for the age-old question of when and how to prewash your fabric.
Do you get frustrated by cutting? It's time to cut it out! Laura will help you do just that as she teaches you how to take care of your cutting tools, prepare your fabric and accurately cut pieces of all sizes.
It's time to get answers for those sewing and piecing questions! You'll learn about different methods of piecing as well as some troubleshooting tips. Plus, you'll find out the importance of a quarter-inch seam allowance as well as how to sew it accurately and efficiently.
Discover the power and importance of pressing! You may be surprised that ironing and pressing aren't the same thing, and Laura will explain the difference. She'll also teach you some essential pressing techniques and help you make sure you always press seams in the right direction.
Confused about constructing your quilt top? Laura will teach you how to solve the problem of blocks with inconsistent sizing. Then, she'll teach you the different options for setting your blocks, incorporating sashing and adding a border to your top.
Get ready to finish off your project! You'll discover what style of quilting is best for you as well as how to choose the right batting. Then, review your different finishing options and learn how to apply a binding to bring it all together.
Now that your quilt is finished, find out how to take great care of it! Laura will give you tips for safely storing, washing and even repairing your quilts if necessary.