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Easy Piecing, Amazing Design

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Easily create classic quilts beaming with eye-pleasing intricacy. Use straight-line stitching to create professional-looking diamond patchwork with no Y-seams or bias edges!

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What You Get

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

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Make spectacular patchwork simple as you master fundamental quilting skills and acclaimed instructor Debbie Maddy's smart techniques. Start with how to choose fabrics that complement each other beautifully. Then, piece the Carpenter's Star quilt with the best tips for creating symmetrical half-square triangles, constructing blocks with perfectly matched points, pressing to prevent bulk, pinning for easy assembly and adding gorgeous borders. Build on these skills as you use half- and quarter-square triangles to create the Spinning Stars quilt, which features an impressive secondary pattern. Take your techniques even further as you use directional fabrics to piece the movement-rich Provence Star quilt. Put a new twist on traditional quilts for projects that are striking to behold and straightforward to make.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Starting the Carpenter's Star
Meet your instructor, quilting designer Debbie Maddy, before embarking on your first in-class project: the dazzling Carpenter's Star quilt. You'll learn to choose effective fabrics for the quilt blocks and background before using Debbie's time-saving techniques for auditioning fabric placement and making the all-important sample page.
2. Perfect Half-Square Triangles
3. Assembling the Carpenter's Star
4. Finishing the Carpenter's Star
5. Spinning Stars Quilt
6. Provence Star Quilt
7. Quilting Designs

Taught by

Debbie Maddy
Debbie Maddy
Debbie Maddy has always loved fabric! She became a quilter in 1982, after learning to sew garments, hand embroider and do needlework as a child. By 1993, Debbie was teaching at quilt guilds and quilt shops throughout the country. In 2005, Debbie founded Calico Carriage Quilt Designs — the same year she taped an episode of Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson. Today, Debbie's patterns are sold all over the world, and she travels internationally to teach quilting.

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