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with Toby Lischko
Online Class

Clever Curves: Piecing Techniques

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Does the thought of creating perfectly smooth curves intimidate you? Well, it doesn’t have to! Award-winning quilter Toby Lischko shares her savvy piecing techniques to help you create pucker-free curves, first using a simple pinning technique and then with paperless foundation piecing, all building up to the New York Beauty block. Learn to create three stunning curved quilts with Toby’s step-by-step guidance and, by the end of class, you’ll be cutting and piecing smooth curves like a pro.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h36m

Included in this Class

1. Hourglass Quilt: Accuracy & Cutting

1. Hourglass Quilt: Accuracy & Cutting

Meet designer Toby Lischko and start by reviewing the Hourglass Quilt. Toby shares her tips for accurate quarter-inch seams, then shows you how to prepare strip sets and cut curves with plastic templates you can also make yourself!

2. Hourglass Quilt: Piecing & Sewing Curves

2. Hourglass Quilt: Piecing & Sewing Curves

Now that your curves are cut, it's time to sew! See how to stitch concave and convex curves using only a few well-placed pins. Match up your blocks to complete the Hourglass Quilt.

3. Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Piecing a Block

3. Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Piecing a Block

See how sewing shallow curves creates the beautiful secondary design in the Glorified Nine Patch With a Twist Quilt. Each block features construction similar to a nine-patch, but with stunning results. Step it up with chain piecing to make these blocks quickly.

Recommended with this class

  • Standard quilting notions: rotary cutter and mat, pins, rulers
  • Fabric and batting as detailed in each quilt pattern