Quilting classes offer quilters the opportunity to learn new skills or refine their existing quilting skills. Many quilters take classes for the chance to learn new techniques and patterns. Classes can help quilters that are out of practice to jump back in. They also offer quilters the chance to interact and make friends with other people interested in quilting. These connections often provide tips and hints that will improve your techniques and make quilting easier and even more fun. Sharing your hobby is fun and you will leave quilting class not only with new friends, but also new ideas. The Quilted Cowgirl offers a variety of classes designed to help you create a beautiful quilt and have fun.
As your interest and experience grow, other classes are available. The Quilted Cowgirl offers a variety of other known pattern classes to help quilters build their knowledge. You could take a class on Irish Chain Quilts, Cathedral Window Quilts, or Drunkard’s Path Quilts. Other beautiful patterns that could be offered in classes include: Dresden Plate Quilts, Mariner’s Compass Quilts, and Trip Around the World Quilts. The Quilted Cowgirl loves creating and building a quilting community. Join one today to make new friends and get started on your newest hobby.
Strip-pieced stars are easier than you think, especially when you start with 2 1/2″ Jelly Roll precut fabric strips. Basically, you’re going to be working with 36 different fabrics. This sounds like a ton, but this should be available in your jelly roll. In fact, you’ll probably have some extras! You’ll be working with a group of diamonds to complete this, with one color meeting up in the center. I absolutely adore how mine turned out, and it wasn’t very hard to complete at all. Twin size 70 x 86” Queen size 85 x 101”
What is English Paper Piecing? It's a clever way of making precise geometric shapes from fabric, using paper templates as a base. The resulting shapes are then sewn together by hand to create amazing modern patchwork compositions, and finally the paper is removed from inside the stitched piece. It's a little bit magic and a lot of fun! No sewing machines are used, this is all hand sewing -- which makes English Paper Piecing a great project to take on the go.
It’s a ONE BLOCK WONDER kind of quilt. The pattern itself is very simple once you figure out the triangular “Trapezoid” block. It has three levels of fabric values: light, medium and dark. Color choices are what makes this quilt so illusion and three dimensional. We cut all your pieces for you and do all the organization. So all you have to do is buy the fabric, sign up for a class and the rest is history. There are no Y seams, although the optical illusion makes you think there are, but we use unfinished seams.
First, you will learn how to make binding by cutting 2 1/2 inch strips and ironing them in half, then sewing together with a diagonal machine stitch. We will demonstrate straight strip binding as well as making bias binding.
Then we show you various methods for sewing the binding onto your quilt top. Then lastly we demonstrate how to machine sewing your binding down to your quilt to finish with perfect mitered corners. But the bonus is demonstrating that hand sewn binding for a beautiful quilt show worthy finish to any quilt top.
The double wedding ring quilt pattern is characterized by several interlocking rings that symbolize two people becoming one during a wedding ceremony. The look and feel or style of the quilt can vary significantly depending on the fabric selection. The Double Wedding Ring was usually made up for good or special occasion use. Traditionally, the Double Wedding Ring quilt was made using a white background, with many different pieces of fabric to make the arcs and having the appearance of continuity.
This course will cover everything you need to know to create a t-shirt quilt from start to finish. You'll learn how to cut your t-shirts and prep them with stabilizer, so that you can work with them easier. You'll learn to implore the tools & techniques quilters use to make a very eye appealing quilt you can be proud to show off. You will learn how to do your very own unique one-of-a-kind design layout with your shirts to make them all come together into a beautiful square or rectangular quilt top.
This class is for the very beginner quilter or wanna-be-quilter and provides basic instructions so they're doable to anyone, regardless of previous quilting or sewing skill levels. This class starts off with very beginner techniques and patterns and teaches you how to be confident behind a sewing machine and rotary cutter to create your very own custom-made quilt top.
The carpenter's star quilt block pattern can be configured in several ways. A combination of diamond shapes and squares are traditionally used to assemble this popular patchwork design. This Quilt pattern is made up of squares and half square triangles. The overall design is a large star pieced together like inlaid wood.
Log Cabin Quilts are made of arrangements of a repeated single block pattern. The Log Cabin block consists of light and dark fabric strips that represent the walls of a. log cabin. A center patch, often of red cloth, represents the hearth or fire. The Log Cabin quilt pattern is one of the most beloved and recognized of quilt designs.
By definition, a bargello quilt is one made of strips of fabric sewn together to create the appearance of movement. These patterns look complicated, but they're actually a fine fit for beginning quilters. If you can sew a straight seam, you can do this! Bargello quilt patterns appear to use small scraps of fabric, mostly squares and rectangles, placed in such a way that they seem to flow and move across the piece these quilts are strip-pieced.
A bestselling maze-like quilt that looks very intricate but is simple to make. A customer favorite and a popular choice of men. Lap size 58" x 58" To King 118" x 118". This quilt would make a great gift for that special guy in your life. The design is very popular with men and boys due to the geometric aspect of the design. This quilt is extremely easy to piece in rows of rectangles and half square triangles. There are no diamonds or "Y" seams.
Foundation Paper Piecing is a piecing technique in quilt making. The technique uses paper as a foundation to stabilize the quilt block as it is being constructed. Once the quilt block is complete, the paper is removed. With this technique of piecing, almost any shape, size or type of block is possible to create. The technique is used to achieve precise, small & detailed piecing as well as specific & unusual shapes that might not necessarily be achieved through traditional quilt block piecing. It can be applied to the most simple or complex quilt blocks and/or quilting units.