Sew beautiful blocks without Y-seams or templates! Designer Joanna Figueroa simplifies the piecing process using pre-cut strips, and shows you how to sew intricate strip quilt designs with ease. Enjoy step-by-step guidance as you learn how to accurately cut 45- and 60-degree angles with a regular ruler, and pick up Joanna's must-have tips for pressing long seams, dealing with bias edges, piecing patches with angles and more. Gain confidence working with strip sets, and learn how to to create and assemble gorgeous diamond, hexagon and star-block quilt tops. Along the way, you'll discover an inspiring array of design variations, so you'll never run out of ways to showcase your new skills!
Meet avid quilter Joanna Figueroa and preview the simple techniques you'll learn to incorporate strip sets and angles into your quilts -- without using templates or Y-seams! In addition, get expert tips on working with pre-cuts, and discover efficient techniques for cutting and pressing strip sets.
Gain confidence working with angles as you start building a lovely hexagon patterned quilt. See how to accurately cut out 60-degree triangles from strip sets and assemble them into colorful half blocks, avoiding Y-seams entirely. Joanna also shares her effective method of cutting out background triangles.
Start assembling the half hexagon blocks you created in Lesson 2 with Joanna's guidance. As the pattern begins to take shape, you'll discover valuable tips for joining each row and finishing the quilt top. Plus, find out how to create a variety of designs using these same techniques!
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