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Piece Like a Pro

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From perfectly aligned points to beautiful blocks, discover how to achieve the results you want with every quilt.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and block assembly instructions
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Donna Lynn Thomas
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Mastering Basic Concepts
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.
2. Strip Piecing
3. Triangles
4. Triangle Units & Folded Corners
5. Angled Cuts & Heavily Pieced Seams
6. Block Construction
7. Sashes & Borders

Taught by

Donna Lynn Thomas
Donna Lynn Thomas
Donna Lynn Thomas has been quilting since 1975 and has taught workshops across the U.S. and internationally. She is the author of several quilting books, including Quilting Essentials 1 & 2, A Perfect Match and Shortcuts. She is also the designer of the the On-Point Ruler.

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