Created by: Grizzabella
Project

My First and Last Quilt

I've been garment sewing for over 50 years and have always been intrigued by so many who enjoy quilting, so I signed up for this class to see what I was missing out on. It was a great class, it covered all the basics and I learned a lot. I enjoyed parts of making the quilt, like fabric selection, piecing and applying the binding. I did not enjoy the actual 'quilting' of it. Found it tedious, time consuming and hard on my arms. I also can hardly believe how much money a person sinks into just one quilt. I have over $250 into this and that's a conservative figure for what is basically a blanket. It did turn out nice in the end, but now I know that quilting isn't for me. I do have a new appreciation for those who are good at this craft though and will continue to marvel at all the masterpieces that others make!

You Can Make This

Grizzabella made My First and Last Quilt with:

Learn to Quilt: Colorful Bed Quilt

Online Class

Learn to Quilt: Colorful Bed Quilt

with Amy Gibson

Project Description

I've been garment sewing for over 50 years and have always been intrigued by so many who enjoy quilting, so I signed up for this class to see what I was missing out on. It was a great class, it covered all the basics and I learned a lot. I enjoyed parts of making the quilt, like fabric selection, piecing and applying the binding. I did not enjoy the actual 'quilting' of it. Found it tedious, time consuming and hard on my arms. I also can hardly believe how much money a person sinks into just one quilt. I have over $250 into this and that's a conservative figure for what is basically a blanket. It did turn out nice in the end, but now I know that quilting isn't for me. I do have a new appreciation for those who are good at this craft though and will continue to marvel at all the masterpieces that others make!

Q&A with Grizzabella

Bwithmecreations asked:
Hello I’m Brian Mitchell And I payed and signed for the hexagon bed quilt class by Amy Gibson and I’m terrible at math when it comes to math for cutting and also folding the fabric to probably be then cut I’m not sure how to properly for the fabric can you give me tips on how to fold the fabric properly and cut it properly so I can make the hexagon bed quilt I don’t want to mess up when cutting my fabric and since I’m not good at math for cutting and folding the fabric I need help I contacted the teacher a couple times but she has never replied back to my emails that’s why I need you guys to help me if you can get back to me as soon as possible I will gladly appreciate it
Grizzabella answered:
Hi Brian - Have you viewed the class lessons yet? The instructor explains all about cutting. There is a pattern included in the downloadable class materials. It's been a while since I viewed the class, but I think they tell you how much fabric to buy and all. Take the pattern they give you and trace around it onto a piece of cardboard, and use the cardboard as your template when cutting the hexagons. No math involved. It does take a lot of fabric. I also noticed that Craftsy sells a fabric quilt kit just for this class. I hope this helps. I wasn't exactly sure if this was the problem you were having. Good luck - Grizabella

Skill Level

Beginner