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Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Nancy McNally
Learn to Paper Piece
Learn to Paper Piece
Nancy McNally, Instructor

Achieve perfect points in your quilts with paper-piecing! Video instruction makes learning this quilting technique easy to understand. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Have you ever admired a quilt with lots of pieces that came together into perfect points and wondered, "How did they do that?" Or maybe you've heard of the quilting technique called paper piecing, but thought it looked too hard? Paper piecing isn't hard! You just need the right instruction from an expert!

Confident beginner quilters can easily learn the paper-piecing quilting technique with expert Nancy McNally in this Learn to Paper Piece Annie's video class. With thorough instruction and detailed demonstrations, Nancy will guide you past those common fears and teach you the paper piecing technique so that you, too, can make amazing quilts with perfect points every time. To get you started, Nancy will demonstrate step-by-step how to complete an easy 7-piece pot holder. Then you'll progress with her to complete the featured project, the amazing Compass Quilt block. This class includes detailed instructions, cutting charts and numbered piecing patterns to create three projects -- a tulip pot holder, an autumn table topper and compass quilt wall hanging.

Add the paper-piecing technique to your quilting skills today. Soon you'll be making precisely pieced quilts with perfect points to impress your family and quilting friends!

In this class, you'll learn:
  • How to accurately measure, label and organize fabric and paper units
  • The fail safe paper-piecing method of sew, crease, press and trim
  • How to safely tear away paper patterns
  • How to make an easy 7-piece starter project -- a tulip pot holder
  • How to make a gorgeous 14-piece quilt block to create a stunning Compass Quilt wall hanging
  • How to fix mistakes
  • How to create a design wall for "auditioning" your quilt block layouts
Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers. All Annieĺs online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Tools & Materials
Measure & Cut the Fabric
Let's Paper Piece!
Assemble Compass Quilt ...
Compass Quilt Block Demo
Arranging Quilt Blocks
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Paper Piece:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 7 customers.)

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August 24, 2015
Darlene C
I would normally give this class five stars; Nancy is probably the best instructor I have had in the many quilting classes I have taken. And the content is excellent. However, the technical aspect of navigating through the class does not compare favorably with other well-known sites offering similar classes.
June 9, 2014
Stamatina G
Thank you for this class! Every step was explained so well, I easily understood the technique and was able to make a lot of projects right away! It is great to take a class and be able to apply everything you learned without a problem! I especially liked the fact that besides the piece stitching order, the stitch lines were also marked with letters. That helped me a lot to be successful, as I am a beginner!
May 19, 2014
Colette M
This was a wonderful informative and easy to follow class for beginners like me. I stopped in the middle and actually went and made the pot holder, turned out fantastic. Heading into the room to start the star quilt. Thanks so much Nancy. You were a great instructor, loved the humor and friendliness and attitude. Keep it up.
May 16, 2014
Patricia Ann F
Nancy does a great job teaching paper piecing and has inspired me to try it. Nancy's teaching style is clear and concise -- I will take her other available class and hope she does others soon. You will not be disappointed in her!
March 6, 2014
Daine M
Hi everyone just like to sew if you are new to sewing give Nancy class go she makes sewing fun and you learn a lot too. I have just started to make my first pot holder and the way Nancy goes threw the stage bit-by-bit is just great. I'm having great fun with this online class, just hoping Nancy gets some more classes soon. Thank you I think I have find my new pastime.

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