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