Intro to Quilting: Patchwork Basics
Beginner | 1 hour 30 min
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Whether you’d like to make a gift for a loved one, sew an heirloom to pass down, or craft a cozy moment for yourself, making a quilt is a wonderful way to express your creativity and hone your skills. The reasons for learning to quilt are many, but the basics are straightforward, and you’ll learn them all in this class from quilter and designer Justin of Keaton Quilts. With over a decade of experience in teaching quilt-making, Justin’s thoughtful and thorough instruction leads you through the tools, materials, and skills you’ll need to make your first quilt project: a twelve-and-a-half-inch quilt of the Churn Dash block. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll have the skills you need to move on to quilts of any size. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Quilting-weight cotton fabric (focal): ¼ yard or fat quarter, or eight each 4 ½” squares of fabric scraps - Justin is using a rainbow selection of quilting cottons from Joann Keepsake Calico Collection
  • Background fabric (white):  ¼ yard or fat quarter
  • Backing fabric (back of quilt): fat quarter or 15” square piece
  • Binding fabric (edges of quilt): ¼ yard, or 2 ½” x perimeter + 10”
  • Batting (insides of quilt): 15” square piece
  • Rotary cutter or sharp sewing shears
  • Cutting surface
  • Rulers and/or quilting squares
  • Straight pins or clips, or fork pins
  • Marker or pencil for marking fabric
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Sewing machine
  • Neutral thread
  • Walking foot
  • Basting spray (optional)
  • Seam ripper (optional)
  • ¼" presser foot (optional)
  • Acrylic ruler connector (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Cut fabric with a rotary cutter and ruler
  • Piece your quilt top with a quarter inch seam
  • Baste a quilt sandwich
  • Quilt with your walking foot
  • Use your machine to bind your quilt
  • Take care of your quilt for years to come

What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step instructions from Justin of Keaton Quilts 
  • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF 
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
74 users recommended this class to a friend
This was absolutely fantastic! I’m not even planning on making a quilt. I clicked out of curiosity and I got totally into it thanks to the instructor!! Absolutely adore him! What a wonderful class, I would give 10 stars
October 24, 2022
Lisa Richards
This was a great beginner's course in quilt making. I learned a couple of new ways to use my rotary cutters/mats also.
October 9, 2022
Deborah Jackson
Good advice on making and caring for quilt. it was enjoyable to make the quilt block
October 4, 2022