4h 19min intermediate Resources

Sarah Fielke makes six scrappy quilts that combine traditional techniques with fresh design and updated fabrics.

Episode descriptions

1. Episode: Introduction

Meet Sarah Fielke, fabric and quilt designer and author of Quilting: From Little Things and Hand Quilted With Love.

Step-Down Piecing
2. Episode: Step-Down Piecing

Step-down piecing allows you to work in diagonal steps rather than in horizontal rows. These quilts can be scrappy or coordinated and done with plain squares or pieced blocks.

Needleturn Applique Technique 1
3. Episode: Needleturn Applique Technique 1

Take the hard work out of hand appliqué with Sarah's needleturn techniques, including easy ways to mark, make circles and create bias tape.

Needleturn Applique Technique 2
4. Episode: Needleturn Applique Technique 2

Continue with needleturn appliqué by applying your shapes to the quilt surface. Sarah shows you easy techniques for appliquéd curves and points.

Deconstructed Piecing 1
5. Episode: Deconstructed Piecing 1

Deconstructed piecing is fun! Throw away your rulers and your preconceived notions and quilt freehand and improvisationally.

Deconstructed Piecing 2
6. Episode: Deconstructed Piecing 2

Even more deconstructed piecing fun! You'll create Dolly and the flowers in her garden, then assemble the whole design.

Free Curves
7. Episode: Free Curves

Make curves without templates or pins while creating a deconstructed version of the classic New York Beauty block.

60-Degree Ruler Design Possibilities
8. Episode: 60-Degree Ruler Design Possibilities

The 60-degree ruler is one of Sarah's favorite tools. In this lesson you'll see why, as she shows lots of interesting things to do, including equilateral triangles, diamonds and stars.

60-Degree Ruler: Stars in Print
9. Episode: 60-Degree Ruler: Stars in Print

You'll love this quilt design, which features lots of different shapes that use the 60-degree ruler. Sarah chooses contemporary fabrics, but this design lends itself to traditional prints and solids as well.

Wedge Ruler
10. Episode: Wedge Ruler

The wedge ruler gives you more angles and options to try, from tumblers and wagon wheels to thimbles and stripes! Make the Spring Garden design in a Dresden plate style with a fussy-cut circle at the center.

About the Teacher

Sarah Fielke
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Play with fabric selection, piecing and fusible appliqué alongside renowned designer Edyta Sitar. Create three inspired quilt projects that make your house feel even more like home.

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Needleturn Applique Technique 1
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Big Techniques from Small Scraps

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