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Skill Level: Beginner
Nancy McNally
Learn to Make a Quilt From Start to Finish
Learn to Make a Quilt From Start to Finish
Nancy McNally, Instructor

If you want to learn to quilt, this class is for you! You'll learn how to choose fabrics and supplies, cut and piece fabrics, how to add the binding and more. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Learn to Make a Quilt From Start to Finish FAQ

Should I prewash my fabric?Expand

There are pros and cons to washing or not washing. The pros to prewashing fabric are that the fabric shrinks, the sizing will be washed out, and for any fabric that is going to bleed, the dyes will come out in the prewash and not all over the quilt the first time it is washed and the fabric becomes softer.

The cons would be that you lose the stiffness, you have to iron the fabric after you take it out of the dryer, and you'll have to clean up the edges from the frayed fabric.

Pros to not washing are that the fabric keeps its body/stiffness and therefore can be easier to work with, and the colors/dyes stay bright.

The cons to not washing are that the fabric shrinks the first time it is washed and creates an "old" look to the quilt. Also, if there are any fabrics that are going to bleed, you are taking your chance the first time you wash the quilt.

Should I use steam when ironing?Expand

I only use steam if there is a stubborn wrinkle that a dry HOT iron won't remove. Too much steam can cause the quilter/piecer to distort the block because the steam wets the fabric. So if you must use steam, use it lightly.

FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Tools, Supplies & Terms to ...
Cut & Chain-Piece Units Block
Complete the Quilt Blocks
Add the Borders
Prepare the Quilt Top for ...
Quilt the Project
Binding the Quilt
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Make a Quilt From Start to Finish:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 41 customers.)

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November 20, 2015
Edita J
I am new to quilting and I love this video. The instructions are very helpful and Nancy is a brilliant teacher. She shows and explains things in a very interesting and understandable way, I love her classes!!
November 10, 2015
Ruth D
I love this video, it was a big help to me as I am new to quilting, it has very easy to follow instructions and I like the fact that I can watch it as many times as I want. EXCELLENT VIDEO!!!!
November 6, 2015
Carolyn T
I have this instructive manual, and it has helped me tremendously. I have also used tips from it to help people who are learning. Probably the best starter instruction for quilting. And, the quilt is very nice looking.
October 6, 2015
Brenda A
Nancy is excellent. I love her down to earth personality. I am definitely a "newbie" in the quilting world. I just purchased the ruler that she uses in the video after I had used one of those hard to read rulers and wound up cutting all my pieces the wrong size. I am using them for my practice sandwiches. Anyhoo, this class is above and beyond what I expected and I will certainly be looking for more classes to purchase on this site, especially if Nancy is the instructor.
May 13, 2015
Sharon D
Nancy is a fantastic teacher! I have never sewn or quilted anything before and my quilt turned out absolutely beautiful!!! Nancy explains things very well and makes everything easy to follow. Additionally she is very responsive when submitting questions online. I highly recommend this class.

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