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Show 2612: Piecing Masterclass 2

Featuring: Bonnie Hunter / Cynthia England / Jo Morton / Alex Anderson / Ricky Tims

Posts On: May 31, 2020


In our second Piecing Masterclass, TQS will help you overcome your piecing challenges when it comes to working with multi-seam intersections, inset circles, no-pins curves, joining two unusual shapes, and more as teachers Jo Morton, Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson and Cynthia England teach you their tricks for precision piecing.

Then Bonnie K. Hunter shows how chain piecing with a leader and ender can help you sew two quilt tops at one time.

Show Information

Links to Artists:

Bonnie K. Hunter (Quiltville)

Cynthia England (England Design)

Jo Morton (Jo Morton Quilts)

Alex Anderson (Alex Anderson Quilts)

Ricky Tims

From Chapter One:

Alex teaches Ricky how to avoid piecing woes when weirdo shapes don't line up. Then, Bonnie Hunter shows Alex some scrap management for quick and successful results along with super piecing strategies.

From Chapter Two:

Cynthia England demonstrates her innovative picture piecing technique for Alex.

From Chapter Three:

Jo Morton teaches Alex how you can achieve flatness through pressing and how to be accurate when making an Ohio Star. After this, Alex demonstrates Dale Fleming’s technique of a 6-minute pieced circle for Ricky.

From Chapter Four:

TQS wraps up its Piecing Masterclass with Ricky showing Alex his No-pins Precision Curved piecing method utilizing stay stitching and registration marks.

Products and Artists Mentioned:

#9 Raczuk 2020-06-12 15:07
please give details about this 'block tool' book referenced at the end of Alex's segment on wonky shapes.
#8 BEddy 2020-06-07 06:43
Alex blooper causing her to redo is as valuable as the rest of the demo. In real life, things don’t always work out, so knowing how to deal with problems is important.
#7 kathyst2 2020-06-06 23:03
I took Dale Fleming's 6 minute circle class that she taught at Empty Spools years ago. She's a great and inventive teacher! Our class made circles the size of a nickel. I think I heard Alex say in the sew along that Dale is in her mini group- wouldn't that be wonderful to be in the mini group with those two!! thanks for showing this segment again.
#6 firequilter 2020-06-05 15:28
Now I've watched Piecing Masterclass 2 twice. I learned something new or refreshed my memory with a tid bit. Thank you for gathering all this information and showing us these techniques. TQS has inspired me to try new things and taught me so much. Membership is so worth the price.
#5 LindamW 2020-06-04 22:30
This was wonderful. Thank you
#4 quiltkiwi 2020-06-03 16:54
I love all the quilt shows and seeing different quilters - but I think it would be great to maybe once each year have a segment like this focusing on one particular subject in quilting . It has been fabulous!
#3 KathyJB 2020-06-03 15:07
This episode covered a lot of things I'm dealing with in making a quilt with 9 blocks, each with a batik pieced bird - similar to Cynthia England's technique. I'm using freezer paper piecing for the first time. And all those bird heads and bodies have curves, too, so what Ricky showed is just perfect! I've made just one block so far, but I'll be able to apply the new techniques to the rest of the blocks! Looking forward to it with renewed confidence. :-)
#2 susanchinouth 2020-06-03 10:55
So appreciated. I just finished a BOM Civil War quilt and the blocks did not always come out correctly shaped! Now I can see why (And I have been sewing for 50 years!). I did not know these correct ways to line up the pieces and sew them properly! This is a lot to remember too- for the future! I can see me easily messing up again-SO- I bookmarked the page for my future sewing! In the BOM I had cut my shapes out so carefully and sewn the 1/4" so carefully- could not figure out why I had those wonky block issues and NOW I KNOW! Thank you SO much!
#1 roine1 2020-05-31 09:00
I love these Master Classes. I have always loved your shows and these classes show just enough of a technique to learn it. What a wonderful idea. I miss you Ricky and Alex, your shows these past 2 months have been so great and entertaining for me. I look forward to each and every one of them. It's also good to know that even you can forget what you're doing and make mistakes just like me! Fabulous!
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