This episode is so "meaty" that we had to break it into two parts! You'll want to be on hand for both as quiltmaker, teacher, author, fabric designer, musician, and our own TQS co-host Ricky Tims walks you through the complete process for making your own, unique Rhapsody-style quilt. Learn to create the design, make the templates, prepare the background, prepare and stitch the appliqués, and assemble the component parts into an original masterwork that you and your family will treasure. In addition to the step-by-step process, Ricky will have lots of fantastic quilts on hand to inspire you. It's almost like having him come to your sewing room for private lessons...and you can replay each step as many times as you wish!
Ricky Tims continues teaching Rhapsody quilts by sharing time saving techniques on how he prepares and cuts out appliqué shapes for his Rhapsody quilt.
The design takes shape as all the appliqué pieces are revealed. Then, Ricky illustrates how he stitches his raw-edge appliqué using a double-blanket stitch. Learn the finesse of sharp points, sharp inside wedges, and beautiful small rounded curves. For his raw edge appliqué technique, Ricky uses Steam-A-Seam 2.
In this segment, Ricky demonstrates how he actually stitches the double-blanket stitch on the sewing machine.
Learn Ricky's No-pins Precision Curved piecing method utilizing the stay stitching and registration marks that were prepared in Show 803: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt - Part 1. Finally, learn to inset a curved "L" shape corner.
Enjoy a collection of stunning Rhapsody quilts, set to Ricky's music, made by his students and others who simply followed the instructions in his book, Ricky Tims' Rhapsody Quilts: Inspiring, Amazing - Create Your Own!