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Patchwork Piecing: Woodland Animals

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Piece the cutest, trendiest animal quilts around! Create modern bear and deer blocks with included patterns and guidance from designer Elizabeth Hartman.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including patterns and templates for the Bjorn Bear and Dwight the Deer quilts
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Make your own adorable woodland animal quilts with Elizabeth Hartman. Get started with Elizabeth's advice for choosing fabric, and discover how you can use solids, prints, color and value to customize your quilt for a look you'll love. Next pick up her tips for cutting fabric, staying organized, sewing an accurate quarter-inch seam and more as you create the darling Bjorn Bear quilt block. Then speed up your sewing as Elizabeth shows you how to chain piece the oh-so-sweet Dwight the Deer quilt block. As if these designs weren't cute enough, you'll also see how to appliqué fun glasses onto your cuddly creatures using fusible web. Plus, Elizabeth will help you plan your quilt layouts, sew sashing, develop a quilting plan and finish your top!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Fabric & Color
Meet your instructor, quilt designer Elizabeth Hartman. Then learn what kinds of fabrics work best in representational designs such as the deer and bear blocks you'll make in this video class. You'll also explore how solids, prints, color and value can help you achieve the look you want.
2. Cutting & Organization
3. Bjorn Bear Block
4. Dwight the Deer Block
5. Appliqué Glasses
6. Finishing the Quilt Tops

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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