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22. Piecing and Quilt Top Construction

In today’s episode we’re chatting about piecing your quilt top. I dive into the various types of quilt top construction and the 3 cardinal rules all quilters should follow. Read on for the cliff’s notes and click the player above to listen to the episode in its entirety.

If you’re more of a pen and highlighter kind of a guy, click here to read the transcript.

3 Types of Block Construction

And really when I say this, I mean the levels of complication. There are a ton of different methods of construction, but that’s another podcast for another day.

Simple Block Construction

Think of these as one step blocks. 5″ squares, or individual half square triangles. Very simple and an excellent place to start.

Multi-Simple Block Construction

This is also very easy. Think of Pinwheel blocks. You use 4 basic half square triangles and strategically place them to create a pinwheel.

Full Block Construction

You can think of star blocks or log cabins or any block that requires a more complex construction method.

Rules of Piecing

Rule #1: Maintain a consistent seam allowancs

Rule #2: Press Your Seams

Rule #3: Stay Organized

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Noelani T.

I worked with Nicole in a one on one environment on a large quilt. I have limited sewing experience and...

Noelani T.

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2020-06-26T11:01:26-04:00

Noelani T.

I worked with Nicole in a one on one environment on a large quilt. I have limited sewing experience and Nicole’s expertise was invaluable for this large project. Nicole is very patient and explained the different steps and their purposes clearly. She improved my original idea to better accomplish my overall goal. I highly recommend Nicole as an instructor and would personally have another session in a heartbeat!

Michelle L.

I seriously didn’t even know the names of parts of my sewing machine before I worked with Nicole. She walked...

Michelle L.

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2020-06-26T11:05:18-04:00

Michelle L.

I seriously didn’t even know the names of parts of my sewing machine before I worked with Nicole. She walked me through everything step by step. And it was amazing. She taught me the ins and outs of my machine and how to add each basic concept together. It was invaluable, because now I can figure things out and get creative without fearing the dreaded unravel!
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