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Playful Textures for Easy Appliqué Quilts

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Learn to easily enhance the texture and interest of any quilt through three fun projects. Create sweet fusible appliqués, darling dimensional embellishments and much 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, Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Discover easy techniques that bring whimsical texture and eye-catching interest to your projects alongside designers Kim Christopherson and Kris Thurgood from the DIY Dish! Start with the perfect fall-themed project: a charming wall hanging featuring appliqué and chenille pumpkins, rickrack vines and a disappearing nine-patch border. Then, warm up winter as you make an adorable snowman quilt with yo-yo cheeks and a hand-embroidered smile. Capture the sweetness of spring in a quilt featuring soaring kite appliqués, a pinwheel background with perfect points, beautiful ruched flowers and bows with delightful dimension. Plus, get quilting hints for complementing your appliqués and embellishments. Add pop to your projects for any season or reason!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Pumpkin Quilt Background
Meet your instructors, DIY artists Kris Thurgood and Kim Christopherson. They'll be tag-teaming to teach you a variety of fun techniques for creating and embellishing three adorable quilts. You'll dive right into your first lesson with Kim as she shows you how to create a colorful disappearing nine-patch border for a pumpkin quilt, using simple techniques that produce stunning results.
2. Pumpkin Quilt Appliqués
3. Snowman Quilt Background
4. Snowman Quilt Appliqué
5. Kite Quilt Background
6. Kite Quilt Appliqués
7. Quilting & Applications

Taught by

Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood
Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood
Kim and Kris are twin sisters who love to quilt and craft together. They've been active designers and educators in the DIY industry for many years, including as co-hosts of The DIY Dish and creators of They've appeared as guests on The Nate Berkus Show and The Rachael Ray Show and contributed to magazines such as Quilts & More, Where Women Create, Quilt Sampler and Designs in Machine Embroidery. Kim is the owner and designer of Kimberbell Designs — a sewing, quilt, and embroidery design pattern company. Kris is the owner of My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe, a large quilting and sewing retail center in Utah.

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