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with Debbie Caffrey
Online Class

Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting

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Learn fast fabric cutting techniques so you can get to the fun part of quilting more quickly! Join quilt designer Debbie Caffrey and discover easy techniques to make impressive, intricate blocks — fast! Make the most of the rulers you already own and use rotary shortcuts to swiftly create stacks of strips, diamonds, split rectangles and more. Then, enjoy expert guidance through streamlined methods for strip-piecing, chain-sewing and creating eye-catching mirror-image units. Debbie reveals her must-have technique for effortless set-in seams and shares simple modifications to beautifully customize three of her favorite blocks. You’ll also find out how to take your quilts from standard to stunning with timesaving tips for overlapped and partial-seam borders. Plus, pick up Debbie'’s insider trick for creating mitered borders in minutes!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h45m

Included in this Class

1. Fundamentals of Cutting & Piecing

1. Fundamentals of Cutting & Piecing

Meet expert quilter Debbie Caffrey as she highlights the time-saving techniques you'll learn in this class. Then dive in! Debbie demonstrates her efficient method of cutting fabric strips with a rotary cutter. Discover a simple strip-piecing technique with accurate results. Plus, see how to assemble the versatile "Bird in the Air" block.

2. Efficient Organization & Construction

2. Efficient Organization & Construction

Build on the skills you learned in Lesson 1. Debbie shares her quick and easy method of cutting fat quarters into multi-sized shapes and organizing them for efficient sewing. In addition, you'll discover a streamlined process for chain sewing, pressing and assembling your quilt blocks.

3. Tricks With Tubes

3. Tricks With Tubes

Add an element of surprise to your designs by sewing with tubes. Debbie illustrates the best way to assemble tubes from strip-pieces. You'll also learn an innovative technique for creating quadrants with a quarter-square triangle tool. Plus, find out how to use the 60-degree triangle tool to make diamonds and pyramids.