Bonnie shows you many ways to finish your quilts – it isn’t rocket science. Make a small wallhanging along with Bonnie or add borders to a small quilt you have already finished. Start by designing a border that will fit your quilt. You will love her method for folding adding machine tape to take the math out of making borders that will fit your quilt every single time. Then learn Bonnie’s tricks for mitered borders and a fun piped border. Shark’s teeth and prairie points add so much interest to a quilt and you’ll be surprised how easy they are to make to fit the edge perfectly. Mitered binding or a two-sided binding finishes the edges. See how blocking your quilt can take away ripples to make your quilt hang straight. Bonnie even shows you how you can adjust the sleeve to make the quilt hang better. Once you’ve taken this class and learned these basic techniques, you’ll be surprised how much more fun it is to finish your quilts. As a bonus, Bonnie shares some of her quilt collection and talks about the variety of borders you can add (or not) to your quilts.
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- Background: ½ yd. light
- Rose Centers: floral fabric, enough for (4)
- 5½" squares
- Inner Border: ⅓ yd. pink
- Star Points and Outer Border: 1 yd. black
- Backing: 36" square
- Binding: 15" square
- Sleeve: 8½" x 32"
- For hand stitching, match fabric.
- For machine sewing, use gray.
- Sewing machine feet: ¼" piping or zipper foot and blind stitch foot
- Needles for hand stitching
- Freezer paper
- Piping filler cord: ¼" or smaller, prewashed
- Measuring tape
- Adding machine tape
- Glue stick, washable
- Large foam core board several inches larger than your quilt
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Ironing surface
- Chalk Line
Do I have to make the FOUR ROSES quilt?It is absolutely your choice. If you need a quilt on which to practice these techniques, feel free to make the FOUR ROSES quilt. However, you may already have a quilt that needs some borders or finishing touches. If so, use this class to help complete that creation. The choice is yours. If you do not make the FOUR ROSES quilt, simply disregard the fabric requirements in the supply list.
Will a beginner be able to understand this class?Quilters of all levels will learn something in this class. This is a great class for the novice as well as the intermediate or experienced quilter who wants to add pizzazz to their quilts and better their skills as they complete their quilts.
What if I have questions?We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, go to the tab that allows you to ask a question and Bonnie will get back with you.
When can I start the class?We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!