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Show 1602 - Secrets for Precision Piecing and Template Tips

Featuring: Sally Collins

Posts On: January 19, 2015


Teacher, author and award-winning quilter Sally Collins has been sewing for a long time – long enough to develop the exacting methods that result in her stunning and technically flawless pieces. From her first quilt to her latest projects, you’ll enjoy the evolution of a detail-oriented quilter. Sally shares her secrets for creating perfect templates, including those you’ll need for unusually sized pieces and shapes. She also shares tips for precision chain piecing and perfectly ironed seams. We finish with a tour of the day’s location, Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, CA, where Alex hosts the annual Quilting in the Garden event every September…and where Sally also receives an unexpected sweet surprise!

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Sally Collins

From Chapter One:

World class quilter and teacher Sally Collins shares her quilts and story.

From Chapter Two:

Sally discusses the importance and freedom of using templates and teaches how to create them.

From Chapter Three:

Sally continues teaching how to achieve excellence with your patchwork, including the perfect 1/4”, sewing strips, and accurate pressing.

From Chapter Four:

TQS gets a tour of Alden Lane Nursery’s annual September event, Quilting in the Garden, an outdoor quilt show in Livermore, CA.

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#8 Deb Tilton 2018-09-03 20:54
Thank you for sharing this video! I love her pressing and chain stitching tips. I think she has sent me on a new precise road.
#7 Rosemary Bolton 2018-09-03 14:58
yes, please I would love to know what brand of iron does she have
#6 Rosemary Bolton 2018-09-03 14:48
this video is superb. PLEASE share what kind of iron does she use. I love it. I want one too
#5 Rosemary Bolton 2018-09-03 08:24
This is a wonderful video lesson. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and skills.
#4 Lori 2018-09-02 18:19
What is the brand of iron she uses?
#3 MJS17603 2018-02-05 09:21
This is a MUST SEE show for anyone who feels they lack some of the necessary finesse to to get those crisp, perfect corners on their blocks. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sally Collins and TQS. I've been making little 9 square blocks all weekend and I am so happy with the results!! I wish I could take a class in person with Sally Collins - maybe some day. But till then, I have this show red flagged for a quick reference!
#2 SewHappy19 2016-08-03 20:37
Awesome show!
#1 ldnaselis 2016-03-19 10:06
I Loved going to Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center, in Temecula CA for Sally Collins workshops. I learned a lot.
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