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Raising the Bar: Quilting Linear Spaces

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Don't let the long, narrow areas on your quilt throw you for a loop. Discover innovative methods to fill even the trickiest spaces with gorgeous quilting!

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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 Pat Delaney
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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From borders to pineapple blocks, find out how to quilt rectangular areas with ease and style. Award-winning quilter Pat Delaney guides you through must-have techniques, and shares more than 20 motifs that will enhance any quilt. Begin with accessible instructions for dividing up your project, as you learn how to mark lines for quilting on the grid. Then, delve into lovely, single-line designs including waves, loops and crescents. Next, discover easy techniques for quilting triangles, flying geese and more, before trying out elegant, single-pass feathers and a range of beautiful variations. Follow along with Pat to fill larger linear spaces with overall designs, and try out intricate, multipass motifs that will enliven narrow areas. By the end of class, you'll be able to confidently apply each design to enhance your future quilts.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Foundations of Bar Quilting
Meet award-winning quilter Pat Delaney and preview the intricate motifs you'll learn to quilt. Then get started! Learn simple techniques for marking guidelines on your fabric, ensuring consistently spaced designs. Pat also shares helpful tips for selecting thread, needles and other essential supplies.
2. Single-Line Quilting Designs
3. Geometric Designs
4. Quilting Feathers
5. Overall Fill Designs
6. Quilting Multipass Designs
7. Applying Designs to Quilts

Taught by

Pat  Delaney
Pat Delaney
Pat Delaney is an award-winning quilter whose designs have won numerous Best of Show and Best Machine Quilting awards. In 2007, her quilt "The Ancient Mariner at Sunrise" won Best of World at the World Quilt and Textile Show. Pat's quilts have also been featured in many publications, including Quilters Newsletter Magazine, Quilt and American Patchwork & Quilting.

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