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Discover Design: Playing With Half-Square Triangles

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Bring your design dreams to life! Use easy half-square triangle techniques to customize, resize and design quilts for the results you’ve always wanted.

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What You Get

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

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Class Overview

Unleash your inner quilt designer with versatile half-square triangles! Join professional quilter Monique Jacobs, formerly Monique Dillard, to create three breathtaking projects: a stunning art piece, a batik quilt and a dazzling, diamond-effect quilt. Get started with five fast HST-making methods, then dive into setting options that allow you to modify any pattern. Learn how to combine half-square triangles with simple four-patch blocks, and experiment with color placement and block rotation to create a range of inspiring designs. Next, play with two sizes of HSTs for an eye-catching effect, and discover how to use the same technique to make an exquisite pieced border. And, find out how to resize blocks and enlarge any pattern, for beautiful quilts that always measure up. Explore endless pattern possibilities, and jumpstart your designing journey!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)
Meet your instructor, quilter Monique Dillard, as she previews the skills and projects covered throughout the class. Get inspired by the wide variety of gorgeous designs you can create using versatile half-square triangles (HSTs). Then, discover five easy-to-learn methods of making HSTs.
2. HST Art Piece
3. Colorwash Batik Quilt, Part One
4. Colorwash Batik Quilt, Part Two
5. Changing Quilt & Block Sizes
6. HST Diamond Effect Quilt
7. Applying Design Principles

Taught by

Monique Jacobs
Monique Jacobs
Monique's love of quilting was encouraged by relatives who taught her the art of handwork and sewing. Before beginning her quilt design business, Open Gate, Monique was an instructor at her local quilt shop for 15 years. These days, she teaches across the United States at quilt guilds and weekend retreats. Monique has designed six quilting rulers, more than 90 Open Gate patterns and written three books with C&T Publishing: Fat Quarter Winners, Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts and Diamond Traditions.

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