31min beginner

Sew a modern quilt to dress up any space! Vanessa helps you make half-square triangles two at a time and shares tips for stress-free stripes. Learn to quickly hand-baste the layers, then top it off with straight-line quilting on your home sewing machine.

Episode descriptions

Cut the Fabric
1. Episode: Cut the Fabric

Find out how to starch and press your fabric. Then make quick work of cutting with Vanessa's two-ruler method. It will help you make sure all your pieces are the correct size. She even shows variations for both right- and left-handed quilters!

Assemble the Quilt
2. Episode: Assemble the Quilt

Vanessa shares her secrets for sewing half-square triangles that always point the right way, even with striped directional fabric. After that, start assembling your quilt with tips for matching stripes, chain piecing and sewing rows together.

Finishing the Quilt
3. Episode: Finishing the Quilt

See how to hand-baste this lap-sized quilt to hold it together for quilting. Then break out your walking foot to add straight-line stitching that complements your quilt top.

About the Teacher

Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini

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