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Online Class

Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts

Step away from your sewing machine and cut straight (or wonky) to the fun of creating fused art quilts with hand-stitched embellishments. Laura Wasilowski will show you how!

What You Get

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


Laura shares whimsical designs for three small, single-block quilts that you can create along with her. You'll add fusible web to your fabrics and learn how to protect your tools and work surfaces. Cutting out free-form appliqué shapes and composing your artwork are a breeze -- your creativity and improvisation are encouraged! Then it's time to add details and texture with a wealth of hand-embroidery stitches, from lazy daisies to French knots. Laura will show how to make more than a dozen stitches, and help you finish your quilt with batting, a colorful border and options for hanging. Bonus: Laura's e-book "Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts" (a $14.99 value) is included free!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Laura and learn about what you'll need in this class.
2. House in the Valley
3. Adding Elements
4. Batting & Stitching
5. Binding the Quilt
6. Vase on the Table
7. Stitching & Binding
8. Bird on the Wing
9. Pattern Transfers
10. Finishing Bird on the Wing
11. Improvising with Scraps
12. Adding Stitches

Taught by

Laura Wasilowski
Laura Wasilowski
Laura Wasilowski teaches quilting and fabric art workshops around the United States, and her quilts have been exhibited internationally. She is the author of several books, including Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and has appeared on HGTV’s Simply Quilts. Laura is also the owner of ArtFabrik, an online shop for hand-dyed fabric and thread.