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Confidently cut and piece beautiful, smooth curves with only a few pins.

Episode descriptions

Hourglass Quilt: Accuracy & Cutting
1 . Episode: Hourglass Quilt: Accuracy & Cutting
25min

Meet designer Toby Lischko and start by reviewing the Hourglass Quilt. Toby shares her tips for accurate quarter-inch seams, then shows you how to prepare strip sets and cut curves with plastic templates you can also make yourself!

Hourglass Quilt: Piecing & Sewing Curves
2 . Episode: Hourglass Quilt: Piecing & Sewing Curves
32min

Now that your curves are cut, it's time to sew! See how to stitch concave and convex curves using only a few well-placed pins. Match up your blocks to complete the Hourglass Quilt.

Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Piecing a Block
3 . Episode: Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Piecing a Block
31min

See how sewing shallow curves creates the beautiful secondary design in the Glorified Nine Patch With a Twist Quilt. Each block features construction similar to a nine-patch, but with stunning results. Step it up with chain piecing to make these blocks quickly.

Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Setting Triangles & Corner Blocks
4 . Episode: Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Setting Triangles & Corner Blocks
19min

Cut and sew setting and corner triangles with curved piecing to complete the stunning curves in this mini-quilt. Plus, Toby shares her technique for creating a scrappy binding with colors that match each block perfectly, keeping the curves as the central focus of your quilt.

Crowned Jewel: "Unfoundation" Curves
5 . Episode: Crowned Jewel: "Unfoundation" Curves
24min

Surprise! You can sew a New York Beauty block without traditional paper piecing. Marvel at Toby's freezer-paper technique that leaves no paper to tear off at the end of block construction. Piece the "crown" of the New York Beauty block accurately with this method.

Crowned Jewel: Blocks & Assembly
6 . Episode: Crowned Jewel: Blocks & Assembly
25min

See how to sew tighter, more convex curves as you finish off your New York Beauty blocks. Plus, use Toby's fussy-cutting technique to set off the center circle with repeated designs.

About the Teacher

Toby Lischko
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1. Episode: Hourglass Quilt: Accuracy & Cutting 25min
2. Episode: Hourglass Quilt: Piecing & Sewing Curves 32min
3. Episode: Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Piecing a Block 31min
4. Episode: Glorified Nine-Patch With a Twist: Setting Triangles & Corner Blocks 19min
5. Episode: Crowned Jewel: "Unfoundation" Curves 24min
6. Episode: Crowned Jewel: Blocks & Assembly 25min

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