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Online Class

Traditional Blocks Made Simple

Get piecing in no time with Anita Grossman Solomon's innovative techniques for cutting and assembling four classic quilt blocks.

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Anita Grossman Solomon
  • Closed captioning available (web only)


Over years of quilting, Anita has figured out how to let her tools do most of the persnickety work of precise measurement. Snip snip snip! She'll show you how to customize your own rulers, use paper patterns for cutting and sewing, and deploy her stack-and-stitch method of block creation. "Why didn't I think of that?" you'll wonder as you breeze through Anita's arrowhead, pineapple, square-on-point and "unbiased" blocks. Anita will also go over fabric preparation and how she chooses her fabrics and arranges the blocks for her stunning quilts.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Anita and learn about her quilting innovations. You'll also get an introduction to the Craftsy platform.
2. Anita's Arrowhead
3. Preparing the Arrowhead Pieces
4. Block Construction and Options
5. Visualizing the Fabric
6. Introducing the Pineapple Block
7. Cutting the Pineapple Block
8. Pineapple Block Construction
9. Two Additional Blocks

Taught by

Anita Grossman Solomon
Anita Grossman Solomon
Anita Grossman Solomon is a full-time quilter and the author of Make It Simpler: Paper Piecing, Perfect Blocks in Minutes and Rotary Cutting Revolution. She is an international guest speaker and quilting instructor, as well as the inventor of Cutting Lines™ patterns. Anita's quilts have been displayed everywhere from the ceiling of the International Quilt Festival in Houston to an enormous screen high above Times Square in New York City, and you can read more about her on her blog, at