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Traditional Blocks From Pre-Cut Strips

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Strip down to the block-making essentials.

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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 Barb Eikmeier
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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We’re throwing a block party and you’re invited! Follow along as professional quilting instructor Barb Eikmeier shares her secrets for quilting with pre-cut strips. Together you’ll make a variety of blocks using half-square triangles, curved piecing and appliqué, and you’ll even pick up a few tricks for using up scraps.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Squares & Rectangles
Meet Barb Eikmeier, who begins class by breaking down what makes pre-cut strips so special. You'll learn some of the pros and cons of 2.5" strips, before Barb shares considerations that ensure accuracy when working with them. Then dive right into making blocks with squares and rectangles.
2. Folded-Corner Triangles
3. Half-Square Triangles
4. Curves
5. Appliqué
6. Frames
7. Scrap Solutions

Taught by

Barb Eikmeier
Barb Eikmeier
Barb Eikmeier has been teaching quilting for more than 25 years. She is a writer for Quilting Quarterly, a fabric designer for Paintbrush Studios and the author of four books, including Back-Basting Appliqué: Step by Step.

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