behind the scenes: filming at Missouri Star Quilt Company!

Does curved piecing make you cringe? Well, we have good news for you! If you can sew a 1/4 inch seam, you can sew curves! With pins, practice, and a little patience, you'll learn to sew beautiful curves in Piecing Curves with Confidence. Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, our award-winning instructor, will walk you through all the skills you need to get started including preparing fabric, using templates, cutting curves, pinning, piecing, and even quilting curves. Curves aren’t as dangerous as you might think, they just take a little finesse. Sheri will also break down the tips and tricks you need to match up curves, pin for precision, and play with design elements. By the end, you’ll even be inspired to discover and create your own curved quilting designs. With the basic quarter circle, or Drunkard's Path, block under your belt, you can use your new skills to try elongated curves, flowering snowballs, and so much more. Soon, you’ll be cutting and sewing curves like a champion!

Last month I traveled to Hamilton, Missouri to film my first in-depth online class with the amazing Missouri Star Quilt Company. Before this trip, I had filmed shorter online segments, including two short segments for Fresh Quilting that you can find here and YouTube videos. Last week my class, Piecing Curves with Confidence, launched on the Missouri […]

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7 tips for piecing curves

Detail of Picnic Petals is a modern quilt based on a traditional Flowering Snowball block. Pattern by Whole Circle Studio.

One of my favorite techniques to teach is piecing curves. Curves are magical—they look complicated to do, but they’re really not. So many quilters are intimidated by curves but if you can sew a ¼” seam you can sew beautiful curves. Seriously. All you need are some tips, a bit of patience and practice. To […]

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