New to quilting or a long time quilter?

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Jennifer Houlden - right angles squareAre you new to quilting or a long time quilter? Are you looking for a first-time quilt or a quick quilt? Want to throw in a few twists and turns? Whatever your choice is Jennifer's pattern "Right Angles" is a great quilt to make and if you need options for a different look or learn some great beginner piecing tips, then Jennifer's workshop "Beginner's Patchwork" which is based on the same pattern is ideal.

There are a couple of options in this class as to the layout of the quilt with border options. Create a square-on quilt with a single fabric border, pieced fabric border or no border at all or for a bit more of a challenge make the quilt on-point with a single fabric border or with a pieced border.

Jennifer Houlden - right angles on point

In lesson one learn how to create a fabric run of 8 graduated colors from light to dark - Jennifer will show you her tips and techniques on how she auditions fabrics until the right ones are found. Once the fabrics have been chosen Jennifer will step you through how to accurately cut the fabric into the pieces required to make this block of simple squares and rectangles.

Lesson two will have you sewing those pieces together with exact precision and a perfect 1/4" seam allowance. The key to square blocks and quilts is a perfect 1/4" seam allowance.

As the class progresses along to lesson four the blocks will be sewn into rows. In this lesson, you will have to decide whether the quilt will be square-on or on-point. Step-by-step instructions are provided to make the setting triangles and corner triangles to create the on-point version.

Finally in lesson four a border - pieced or single fabric will be added to the quilt top. Detailed instructions are given on how to create the borders and add to the quilt so that the final quilt with borders remains square - Jennifer will reveal a few tips and tricks for this.

Not only are there border options in this quilt but there are several options for block layout so come along and join in the fun and see how many block layouts you can discover.

I bet you won't be able to make just one!

About Beginners Patchwork: Join Jennifer and others from around the world for this four lesson online class. Rectangles & Squares is designed as a beginner quilt class but is open to any level of quilter to take. This class will cover many basics of quilting along with colour, fabric selection, precise cutting and piecing as well as have a couple of design options available to choose from. Read More ....

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