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Smart Techniques for Working With Wedges

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Master essential wedge techniques to create Dresden plate blocks, gorgeous borders and your most dynamic quilts yet!

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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 Debbie Caffrey
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Wedges With Points
4. Wedges With Curves
5. Appliquéing Fans & Plates
6. Designing & Binding

Taught by

Debbie Caffrey
Debbie Caffrey
Debbie Caffrey has been teaching quilting nationwide since 1983. She's taught at events such as International Quilt Festival (Houston, Rosemont and Long Beach), Minnesota Quilters Conference, The Road to California and many more. Debbie is the self-published author of 14 books on quilting, the designer of dozens of quilt patterns and more than 250 mystery quilt patterns. She has also contributed many articles to publications such as Traditional Quiltworks magazine, as well as appearing on both HGTV's Simply Quilts and's Quilter's Coffee.

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