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Clever Curves: Piecing Techniques

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Confidently cut and piece beautiful, smooth curves with only a few pins.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and three gorgeous quilt patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Toby Lischko

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Piecing a Block
4. Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Setting Triangles & Corner Blocks
5. Crowned Jewel: "Unfoundation" Curves
6. Crowned Jewel: Blocks & Assembly

Recommended with this class

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

Taught by

Toby Lischko
Toby Lischko
Toby Lischko is an award-winning quilt designer, teacher and author with more than 30 years of experience. She's the owner of Gateway Quilts & Stuff, an online one-stop shop that inspires other quilters to sew their own quilts. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first place at the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, Kentucky, and fifth place in the National Quilt Museum challenge. She has also written several quilt-pattern books, including "Kaleidostars" and "St. Louis Stars: Nine Unique Quilts That Spark."

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