Join quilting veteran Donna Lynn Thomas and discover smart techniques that will make a big difference in the quality of your quilts! You'll learn not just the "how" but the "why" behind each method, so you can easily apply it to improve any project. Start with simple cutting strategies that will help you consistently achieve a quarter-inch seam allowance, and discover timesaving tips for piecing a quilt. Next, find out why a pressing plan is essential for crisp seams, and learn how to make half- and quarter-square triangles faster and more accurately than ever. Dive into foolproof strategies for creating perfectly square projects and conquering precise angle cuts, then find out how to bring your blocks together as a straight set or with decorative sashing. Finally, follow along with Donna to cut and sew beautiful borders that will flawlessly finish any quilt.
Meet expert quilter Donna Lynn Thomas, your guide to learning how to piece like a pro! Start with the basics of fabric, thread and grain lines and then move on to essential cutting skills. Plus, learn why the quarter-inch seam allowance is so important and how to get it right every time.
Using a Carrie Nation block, Donna gives in-depth instruction on strip piecing and how to accurately sew and cut pieces. Then discover a simple trick for pressing seams in a circular fashion. In addition, learn how to make a pressing plan, giving you a roadmap for all your seams.
Donna shows you how to work with triangles by piecing a Hope of Hartford block. Learn how to precisely cut and efficiently sew half-square and quarter-square triangles. You'll also see an effective technique for pressing seams, avoiding any stretching along the fabric bias.
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