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Precision Piecing

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Step up your piecing skills and get ready to tackle complex patchwork designs with Norah McMeeking, author of Bella Bella Quilts.

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Norah McMeeking
  • 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

Norah offers an overview of foundation paper piecing, showing you how to avoid common trouble spots. As you piece blocks inspired by traditional Amish quilts, the windows of Notre Dame and Roman mosaic floors, you'll achieve beautifully matched points, even Y-seams and smooth curves. With Norah's detailed instruction, you'll create intricate designs with the accuracy that quilt-show judges demand. Your "Best in Show" journey begins here.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Amish Pinwheels, Part 1
Get to know Norah and start cutting strips, pinning diamonds and sewing pieces to create pinwheels.
2. Amish Pinwheels, Part 2
3. Stained Glass Window, Part 1
4. Stained Glass Window, Part 2
5. Stained Glass Window, Part 3
6. Emerald Rings, Part 1
7. Emerald Rings, Part 2
8. Emerald Rings, Part 3
9. Emerald Rings Finishing

Taught by

Norah McMeeking
Norah McMeeking
An award-winning quilter with a background in graphic design, Norah McMeeking is the author of Bella Bella Quilts: Stunning Designs from Italian Mosaics. She taught adult education quilt-making classes for 14 years, and has organized two nationally juried museum quilt exhibits (Natural Impressions I and II). Her work has appeared and won awards at the AQS Show, The National Patchwork Championships (UK), Road to California and others, as well as in invitational exhibits at the Pacific International Quilt Festival and several museums.

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