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Quick Techniques for Classic Blocks: Wrenches, Stars & Twists

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Learn magic methods for creating seven classic blocks quickly, easily and accurately.

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What You Get

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

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Class Overview

Discover how stunning quilt blocks become easy quilt blocks with these video lessons from quilting author and instructor Anita Grossman Solomon. Start by learning Anita's innovative method for using printed sewing and cutting lines to create perfect blocks without measuring. Then apply this technique to create the Jewel Block, Monkey Wrench and Double Wrench blocks swiftly. Mix things up as Anita teaches you how to make precise cuts and create Square-on-Point and Square Star blocks using her streamlined process. Move on to tackling a variety of beautiful Bow Twist designs using a fresh method for corner triangles that will save you time and fabric. Finally, discover how to make charming Cabin Twist and eye-catching Snowball Twist blocks a breeze.

Lesson Breakdown

1. CuttingLines Technique & Jewel Block
Meet Anita Grossman Solomon, and discover a new method for creating beautiful, traditional Jewel blocks. Along the way, Anita will show you how to make perfect half-square triangles without trimming. You'll even see how printed sewing and cutting lines can help you create perfect blocks without measuring!
2. Monkey Wrench & Double Wrench
3. Innovative Squares on Point
4. Square Star
5. Bow Twist
6. Twist Variations

Taught by

Anita Grossman Solomon
Anita Grossman Solomon
Anita Grossman Solomon is a full-time quilter and the author of Make It Simpler: Paper Piecing, Perfect Blocks in Minutes and Rotary Cutting Revolution. She is an international guest speaker and quilting instructor, as well as the inventor of Cutting Lines™ patterns. Anita's quilts have been displayed everywhere from the ceiling of the International Quilt Festival in Houston to an enormous screen high above Times Square in New York City, and you can read more about her on her blog, at

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