Intermediate | 1 hour 5 min
Taught by Tara Faughnan
Color fanatics and hand-stitching aficionados will find a lot to love in Tara Faughnan's “Big Stitch” quilting class. Tara shares her techniques for picking harmonious fabric colors to sew a high-contrast bar quilt, then shows how to quilt by hand with a dazzling array of threads. The final product is a richly layered piece that can be used for a mini-quilt or pillow top – or you can go big and apply this technique to a full-size quilt. The process is playful and inspiring, suitable for both first-time quilters and more advanced stitchers.
Learn how to:
  • Sew a “bar” quilt top
  • Match fabric and thread colors 
  • Hand quilt using cotton, pearl and metallic threads 
What you’ll get:
  • A master class on hand-quilting with big, colorful stitches.
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Tara Faughnan
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Big Stitch Hand Quilting
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Cotton quilting fabric – scraps in 10-25 solid colors
  • 24” x 24" piece of backing fabric 
  • 24” x 24" piece of batting
  • Rotary cutter
  • Marking pencils
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper
  • Assortment of threads
  • Assortment of hand-sewing needles
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Needle threader (optional)
  • Thimble
  • Clear gridded quilting rulers (one big, one small)
  • Cutting mat
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Sewing machine
  • Artist's tape, painter's tape or masking tape
  •  Finished Size: 20” x 20” for Mini-Quilt
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