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Sketch It, Fuse It, Quilt It

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Take your quilting to beautiful new places with fusible collage techniques! Transform a landscape sketch into a machine-quilted masterpiece – fast.

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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, Laura Wasilowski
  • 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

Explore fusible collage as textile artist Laura Wasilowski shows you how to make a whimsical art quilt! You'’ll begin with a simple sketch (use your own or Laura’s design), then convert your drawing into a master pattern. Use bold, hand-dyed hues and batiks to create fused fabric design elements, and follow along with Laura to assemble a countryside scene. Next, add dynamic dimension to your quilt with collage! Discover fun, fast techniques to turn fabric strips into a grassy foreground and lovely lake, and add playful pizazz to your composition with a quick color-chip trick and textural tiled collage. Then, showcase each element of your landscape with a variety of gorgeous machine-quilting motifs, including wavy, vein and sketching stitches. Finally, attach a rod pocket to the back for display –– you’'re going to want to show this quilt off!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Sketching the Design
Meet your instructor, expert art quilter Laura Wasilowski, and preview the gorgeous landscape quilt you'll create in class. Laura eases you into the process by demonstrating simple techniques for sketching out your quilt design ideas. In addition, you'll learn how to convert any sketch into a master pattern.
2. Fusing Fabric & Fields
3. Creating the Grass, Water & Sky
4. Finishing the Collage
5. Free-Motion Stitches
6. More Free-Motion Stitches
7. Assembling the Quilt

Taught by

Laura Wasilowski
Laura Wasilowski
Laura Wasilowski teaches quilting and fabric art workshops around the United States, and her quilts have been exhibited internationally. She is the author of several books, including Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and has appeared on HGTV’s Simply Quilts. Laura is also the owner of ArtFabrik, an online shop for hand-dyed fabric and thread.

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