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with Debbie Caffrey
Online Class

Better Quilts: Thinking Outside the Blocks

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Make each of your quilts a one-of-a-kind creation with just a few simple pattern tweaks. Author and designer Debbie Caffrey shares the expert techniques to customize your work, so you can bring your unique vision to life, no matter the pattern!


  • advanced
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h11m

Included in this Class

1. It's Your Move

1. It's Your Move

Meet Debbie Caffrey and begin class by learning how to "finish the story" by completing your designs with partial blocks, sashing and border pieces. Debbie also shows you how to calculate custom sizes and use a triangle tool for more efficient sew-and-flip units such as flying geese.

2. Strip Piecing

2. Strip Piecing

Explore how fabric selection and strip width can affect the results cut from your strip-pieced panels. You'll use a triangle tool to cut half-square and quarter-square triangles before fitting your block to align with strip-pieced setting triangles.

3. Outside the Blocks

3. Outside the Blocks

Find out how to simplify block designs and construct with more efficient units. Then calculate the size of your setting triangles and enjoy a simplification of sewing partial seams for complex block construction.