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Piecing With Triangles
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Make an array of beautiful pinwheels projects as you discover simple half-square triangle techniques! Unlock the door to the classic Clay’s Choice block, turnstile block and more.

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What You Get

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

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Wondering how to make a pinwheel quilt? Join designer Gail Kessler and find out how to bring colorful pinwheels patterns to life in four amazing projects! Discover five fast, easy methods to make half-square triangles, including a strip-set technique to produce eight at a time. Master the basic pinwheels block with Gail’s step-by-step guidance and piecing tips, and learn fun turnstile and windmill variations. With four Craftsy-exclusive patterns, you’ll create an adorable crib quilt, chic table runner, impressive sampler quilt and delightful pillowcase complete with three-dimensional pinwheel pockets. Along the way, Gail shares her expert insights to help you achieve the polished, eye-catching results you want!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Starting the Crib Quilt
Meet renowned quilter Gail Kessler and learn more about the pinwheel blocks you'll master in this class. Then dive right into learning how to construct the half-square triangles that form the pinwheels in the colorful Dimples crib quilt. Gail shows how to make one, two or four at a time!
2. Finishing the Crib Quilt
3. Clay's Choice Table Runner
4. Turnstile Pinwheel
5. Starting the Sampler Quilt
6. Finishing the Sampler Quilt
7. 3-D Pinwheels

Taught by

Gail  Kessler
Gail Kessler
Gail has spent the last 13 years living in the best of both worlds, with weekdays in the New York City fashion district and weekends at her farm and quilt shop, Ladyfingers Sewing Studio, in the heart of the historic Oley Valley of Pennsylvania. This continuous change of scenery has produced a style that shines through her work as a fabric and quilt designer, shop owner, quilting instructor and former marketing director of Andover Fabrics. Gail’s work has been featured in countless publications, and she has appeared on QNNtv and Fons & Porter's "Love of Quilting."

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