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with Marti Michell
Online Class

Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques

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Learn the stress-free, speedy way to complete a quilt so beautiful, no one will know it was a cinch to sew! Author Marti Michell shows you how to adapt for quilting as you go, so you can recreate any style with ease. Learn how to prepare your foundation with batting and backing already incorporated, then dive into string quilting to quickly transform strips into dynamic blocks. Follow along to create wonky and traditional log cabin blocks — once you're done piecing, you're done quilting too! Marti shares a range of ways to join your blocks and when to use each method, including twin and single finishing strips and a multi-layer seam strategy. You'll also find out how to adapt complicated favorites like the Ohio star to the quilt-as-you-go process, and discover smart techniques for bulk busting, and quickly adding borders and binding. Amazing quilts are only one class away—start today!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h28m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Meet Marti Michell, author of dozens of instructional books and your quilt-as-you-go guide! Marti begins by introducing the technique itself, and why it's so dynamic: When the sewing is done, so is the quilt! She also shows how to select and prepare your batting and backing to get off to a good start.

2. String Quilting

2. String Quilting

Get one step closer to quilting-as-you-go by learning how to prepare your pieces. Marti explains why string piecing is one of the more forgiving techniques before demonstrating how to piece in place and true up the block. Plus, Marti shares several fun project ideas.

3. Twin Finishing Strips

3. Twin Finishing Strips

Practice joining your blocks together with Marti's guidance. Get step-by-step instruction on how to seamlessly incorporate twin finishing strips into the larger piece. Then, find out Marti's trick for joining rows with layer cake strips.