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with Debbie Caffrey
Online Class

Smart Techniques for Working With Wedges

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Explore the wonderful world of wedges with quilt designer Debbie Caffrey. First, learn how to use rulers and templates to create accurate, precise wedges. Borders are up next: Find out how to piece a simple version, before using sub-cutting to quickly bring a complex design to life. Then, Debbie reveals can't-miss methods for creating and joining perfectly pointed wedges before walking you through two stylish alternatives: a smooth, continuous edge and a gorgeous Dresden plate with a scalloped edge. Pick up tricks for facing, turning and pressing your designs like a pro, and follow along with Debbie to align and pin your wedge designs to background fabric. Discover various appliqué techniques to secure your fans and plates, and create perfect centers and handles. Finally, enjoy an inspiring final lesson full of Debbie's favorite wedge designs and binding techniques.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h10m

Included in this Class

1. Wedge Basics

1. Wedge Basics

Meet your instructor, quilt designer and author Debbie Caffrey. Debbie explains the role wedges play in quilts and shows you how to use a variety of wedge rulers for easy cutting. Then, she'll walk you through basic calculations for perfect wedge measurements, and help you use a paper template to cut with a straight edge.

2. Wedge Borders

2. Wedge Borders

Get started with wedge piecing by sewing easy wedge borders. Then, take it a step further as Debbie shows you sub-cutting methods to create more complex variations. You'll also learn Debbie's tips for measuring borders and managing corners for great results.

3. Wedges With Points

3. Wedges With Points

Find out how to make perfect points for your wedges and pickets using Debbie's tried-and-true chain-piecing technique. Join the pointed pieces with precision, and discover an innovative way to give each point eye-catching dimension.