The ten basic designs shown in this class will give you endless variations and the confidence to begin creating your own modern quilting designs. Award-winning quilter Jodi Robinson shares straight line designs that are easy to stitch and that give quilts visual interest. Curved lines add an organic and softer feel. Learn how to do spirals, strings, and figure eights with thread paths that minimize starting and stopping. Jodi even shares a bonus pattern that incorporates circles and a grid for a striking allover quilting option. With every design, Jodi shows her own quilts using these same techniques so you can be inspired to dive in and make your own variations using these basic designs. Few materials are needed, and whether you hand, machine, or longarm quilt, this class can be the answer to your modern quilting design questions.
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- Appliqué for Modern Beginners
- Drawing paper
- School chalk
- Chalk holder
- Pencil sharpener with large hole
- Water-soluble fabric marker
- Marvy® air-erasable marker
- Unscented hair spray
- Bohin mechanical chalk pencil
- Musical staff chalkboard liner
- Dry-erase marker
- Clear sheet protectors
- Ironing Surface
What skill level is this class?While these designs begin with simple shapes, many also incorporate curves. Beginners will glean lots from this class. However, Jodi has won and continues to win awards using these same designs on her contest quilts, so intermediate to advanced quilters who want to add modern touches to their quilts will gain a lot from this class as well.
What will I see in this video?Jodi shares ten basic designs. She emphasizes each of them in three ways. First, she shows the design stitched on her quilts so you can see how these simple shapes really come to life on an actual quilt. Next, she sketches them and shows variations. Finally, she demonstrates the stitching and thread path on a longarm machine. That way, when you begin to use these same quilting approaches, whether you hand quilt, have a longarm, or quilt on your home machine, you will completely understand how to successfully adapt these designs to your quilting projects.
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 Jodi will get back with you via email. Please do not contact iquilt instructors by telephone.
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!