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Quilting With Confidence

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Make quilts that are a cut above! Learn essential cutting, piecing, pressing, quilting and binding techniques for projects you love.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Laura Nownes
  • 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.


Do you have quilt-making questions? Quilting instructor and author Laura Nownes has your answers in these video lessons! Start with Laura's advice for selecting a pattern, tools and fabric. Next, learn how to cut fabric of all sizes accurately and efficiently. With those fundamentals covered, Laura will teach you about the different types of piecing methods and how to sew an accurate quarter-inch seam. From there, find out why and how to press for success. Ready to bring your quilt to life? Learn techniques for constructing a top even if the blocks have inconsistent sizing, and get comfortable adding sashing and borders to your quilts. Then, breeze through finishing as Laura discusses quilting options and an easy binding method. You'll even find out how to care for your quilts by safely storing, washing and repairing them if necessary.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet Laura Nownes, the expert who will answer all your questions so you can start quilting with confidence. From picking the right pattern to choosing the right tools, Laura helps you figure out where to start!
2. Fabric
3. Cutting
4. Sewing & Piecing
5. Pressing
6. Constructing Your Quilt Top
7. Quilting & Binding
8. Care & Repair

Taught by

Laura Nownes
Laura Nownes
Laura Nownes has been teaching quilting classes for more than 35 years, and is the co-author of the celebrated “quilting bible” Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! She also co-developed a pattern line of more than 60 original designs, and has been featured on several quilting shows, including the PBS series The Great American Quilt.

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