You Can Piece! Weekend Sampler

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If you are a beginning quilter, or a quilter who wants to learn precision piecing, Leila Gardunia’s class is a winner when it comes to covering the basics. Learn to cut, sew, and press so your quilt pieces come together perfectly. Sew together half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and flying geese with ease. Put together basic quilting blocks that turn out flat and straight when proper techniques are used. Then, put all your new skills together and turn the quilt top into a fantastic canvas-backed wallhanging. Along the way, you’ll learn about fabrics, color choices, and so much more. Leila’s pace is geared for the beginner or confident beginner, so take the class yourself and hone your piecing technique, or buy it for a friend and give the gift of quilting!

Course Curriculum

You Can Peice! Weekend Sampler by Leila Gardunia - 2hrs 40min
Lesson 1. Introduction 0 Hours 7 Minutes00:07
Lesson 2. Choosing & Cutting Fabric 0 Hours 24 Minutes00:24
Lesson 3. Courthouse Steps & Signature Block 0 Hours 28 Minutes00:28
Lesson 4. Signature Block & Double Quartet, Half Square Triangles 0 Hours 32 Minutes00:32
Lesson 5. Four Leaf Clover, Quarter Square Triangles 0 Hours 15 Minutes00:15
Lesson 6. Dutch Windmill & Flying Geese 0 Hours 22 Minutes00:22
Lesson 7. Hidden Square 0 Hours 15 Minutes00:15
Lesson 8. Assembly & Finishing 0 Hours 17 Minutes00:17

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Fabric:

  • A fat eighth is a piece of fabric that measures 9" x 18". If fat eighths are not available, use fat quarters. An eighth of a yard of fabric (4½" x 42") will not be wide enough for the pieces needed.
  • Background: ¾ yd. light gray
  • (1) fat eighth each of teal, gray, aqua, and pink
  • (3) fat eighths of varying yellows
  • (3) fat quarters of varying reds

Sewing Machine Foot:

  • ¼" foot with an edge guide

Basic Quilting Supplies:

  • Pressing surface

Thread:

  • Neutral colors like white, cream, taupe, or gray

Other Supplies:

  • Pilot FriXion® pen
  • Spray starch
  • Stretched artist canvas, 24" x 24"
  • Staple gun and staples

Optional:

  • Rotary cutter, 28 mm
  • Shout® Color Catcher
  • Rotary cutter replacement blades
  • Screwdriver
  • If making pillow: Backing fabric: ¾ yd.
  • Back pillow closure fabric: ¾ yd.
  • Batting: 26" x 26"
  • Zipper: 24"
  • Pillow form: 24"
  • Note: Pillow construction is not demonstrated in the class.
  1. Why learn piecing from Leila?
    Leila began quilting and then came to this place: “I realized that there were quilts I really wanted to make but I wasn’t making them. I was scared that I didn’t have the skills necessary to make them and it got me to thinking that maybe there were others who have that same problem.” From there, she made it her business to figure out the basics and teach them to others. Now, she quilts with confidence because she has mastered the basics of quilting and is excited to have you join the fun.
  2. If I am a total beginner, will I be able to master these skills?
    If you can plug in the sewing machine and get it threaded, you will be able to learn so much in this class! The best thing is that you will learn how to cut and sew with accuracy, causing everything you make to turn out well.
  3. 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 Leila will get back with you via email. Please do not contact iquilt instructors by telephone.
  4. 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 the Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!

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Student Gallery

  1. Lois Taber

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    I found this course taught by Leila to be very helpful! I am a returning quilter after a 20 year lapse and was delighted to have Leila
    demonstrate short cuts to favorite patterns, like flying geese and half-square triangles! She has a nice calm demeanor and carefully explains how-to and why steps are taken in piecing. She answered my question quickly and in a helpful way. I'm so glad I took

    her class!
  2. Cheree Carlson

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    Another novice quilter here. Leila Gardunia is an excellent teacher. She has made a real difference in my piecing skills. Maybe she could offer a tutorial on how to make that matching pillow?;-)
  3. sue scott

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    As a novice quilter this was a great place to start. The details helped me make sharper corners and much cleaner looking quilt. So far i have made a few quilts. And they have been fine if you are okay with something that looks homemade. This tutorial help me take it to the next level and turn a homemade quilt into an heirloom quality piece of art. The quilts that I feel like I will be able to mak

    e in the future will be something that could be that could be kept for generations.
  4. Hilery Somers

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    I love quilts, especially homemade quilts with love and character. I don't actually have one because no one i know can quilt! I've decided I'd like to try to make one but didn't know where to learn. The quilt I want is made from 1/2 square triangles which this piecing class teaches along with other blocks.
    The pace of the class was perfect, especially for someone new to quilting. The steps for e

    ach block were explained in detail. I love that as I work on my blocks, I can watch the class on my tablet and have a visual. The downloadable materials are great as well.
    I would recommend this class for anyone who wants to begin piecing for a quilt.

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