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Better Quilts: Thinking Outside the Blocks

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Transform any quilt pattern into your own custom design!

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Debbie Caffrey
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Outside the Blocks
4. Sensational Sashing
5. Sizing
6. Layers & Star Points

Taught by

Debbie Caffrey
Debbie Caffrey
Debbie Caffrey has been teaching quilting nationwide since 1983. She's taught at events such as International Quilt Festival (Houston, Rosemont and Long Beach), Minnesota Quilters Conference, The Road to California and many more. Debbie is the self-published author of 14 books on quilting, the designer of dozens of quilt patterns and more than 250 mystery quilt patterns. She has also contributed many articles to publications such as Traditional Quiltworks magazine, as well as appearing on both HGTV's Simply Quilts and's Quilter's Coffee.

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