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How to Piece and Press with Barbara Black | Bill Volckening Antique Quilts

(Show 2405) Barbara Black, who created Red & White by The Numbers, was selected as the 40th Anniversary quilt for Quilts Inc. Overnight, she and her quilt became famous.  Barbara has worked in the educational office at the Houston Quilt Festival for 20 years. She began quilting in 1985 and decided she needed to up her game when she discovered The Quilt Show BOM designs by Sue Garman. Barbara explains three things that cause good quilt blocks to go bad; cut, piece, and press and shares tips to address these three problems. Then, Barbara gives you more tips to achieve beautiful binding. She teaches you how to calculate the amount of fabric you need, how to prep the quilt, and how to add a sleeve during the binding process. 

Up next is Bill Volckening and his elegant antique quilts. Bill has over 500 quilts in his collection that cover the years 1750-2008. He then shares elegant applique quilts from the 1800's that debunk the myth that quilts in America were only made from scraps as utilitarian. We wrap the show with Barbara talking about her Sunday sewing group, the Sew and Sews, who gather to work on The Quilt Show BOMs. She also talks about her home studio.

Quilt Construction, Mitered Corners, Patchwork Tips and Tricks, Quilt Care, Pressing, Rotary Cutting, Binding, Antique Quilts, Quilt History
Series 2400

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