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Creative Quilt Backs

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Make the back of your quilt as pretty and interesting as the front with easy ideas from this free mini-class by renowned quilter Elizabeth Hartman.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 7 Steaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • 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

You've spent considerable time and creative energy on the front of your quilt; make the back a work of art, too. In this FREE mini-class, renowned quilter Elizabeth Hartman, author of the popular quilting blog Oh, Fransson!, show you easy ways to create several styles of quilt backs that will complement the fronts. Whether you're a traditional quilter or lean toward modern styles, you'll find tips and techniques here that will make your finished quilts stand out. Sign up for Creative Quilt Backs today!

What You'll Learn:

* Simple calculations for planning your quilt back and determining fabric quantities

* Piecing together large-scale prints for dramatic effect

* Using a pieced strip to break up negative space

* Floating a block with the help of a scaled drawing

* Using your design wall to build a patchwork back with scraps from your stash

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!
A little information about how to use your free Craftsy class.
2. Introduction
3. Quilt Back Math
4. Using Large-Scale Prints
5. Adding a Pieced Strip
6. Back Block
7. Super Scrappy

Taught by

Elizabeth Hartman
Elizabeth Hartman
Elizabeth Hartman is the author of the bestselling book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork, which won a 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Her second book, Modern Patchwork, was released in May 2012. Elizabeth blogs about quilting at her blog,, and is a board member of The Modern Quilt Guild.

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