AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners' Series with Bonnie
Bonnie on AQS Let's Quilt Set
AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners' Series with Bonnie

The Class

Whether you are a beginning quilter or one who wants to pick up some tips for making a quilt, this AQS Let’s Quilt class is for you. Once you learn the basics, you will be comfortable with making any style of quilt. Bonnie Browning begins with one of the most popular patterns – the Nine-Patch block, plays with color, and shows you step-by-step how to make a quilt. Downloadable instructions are included with each of the six lessons.

Watch online, Facebook.com/AQSOnline, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. CDT starting October 6, or catch up anytime on the AQS QuiltTV channel on YouTube.

SPONSORED BY

Janome
AccuQuilt
Coats & Clark
daylight
Famore Cutlery
Tracey's Tables
 

Six Lessons

Coats & Clark Thread

Lesson 1:
Gather Tools and Materials

Lesson 1 of AQS Let’s Quilt Beginners’ Series with Bonnie previews the tools and materials Bonnie Browning uses to make the quilt in the AQS studio in Paducah, Kentucky – Quilt City USA®. Order the kit from ShopAQS.com or choose your own color scheme.

AccuQuilt GO! me

Lesson 2:
Choosing Pattern & Cutting Fabric

Time to get started! Bonnie demonstrates how to use a rotary cutter, mat, ruler, and AccuQuilt die cutting machine to cut the pieces needed for the Nine-Patch quilt. Now it is your turn to cut the fabric needed for this quilt.

Janome Sewing Machine

Lesson 3:
Seam Allowance & Sewing Patchwork

Learn three ways to stitch a ¼” seam allowance and how to choose thread for your quilt. Now the fun begins as you learn strip piecing, all sewn with straight seams. Pressing tips will help you handle the seams as you sew the blocks together.

Assembling the Quilt

Lesson 4:
Assembling the Quilt

You have sewn all 16 blocks, and now we get to set them together. See why it is important to measure your blocks before cutting the sashing strips. Sew the blocks and sashing strips together to make the four rows, then stitch the final sashing rows and finish assembling the quilt. Easy peasy!

Adding borders to a quilt

Lesson 5:
Borders & Quilting the Quilt

One more step is needed to finish the quilt top – adding the borders. Learn tips for measuring and cutting the borders to size to make sure they fit properly. See how you can add quilting using the sewing machine with the feed dogs up – you can do this!

AVAILABLE 11/3

Quilt finishing touches

Lesson 6:
Finishing Touches – Binding and Edge Finished

Your quilt is almost finished. Bonnie will demonstrate how to sew the binding to the edges of the quilt. The finishing touch is adding a label to the back of the quilt!

AVAILABLE 11/10

 

AQS Let’s Quilt Sponsor Giveaway

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AQS Let's Quilt Sponsor Giveaway Prizes

PRIZES

  1. Janome America – One prize winner will receive a 5300QDC Series Sewing Machine from Janome America with a retail value of $1,399.
  2. AccuQuilt – One prize winner will receive a GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter Starter Set with a retail value of $599 from AccuQuilt.
  3. Coats & Clark – Five prize winners will each receive 50 Spools Dual Duty XP® All Purpose Thread and 32 Spools Sew Happy Dual Duty XP® All Purpose Thread from Coats & Clark with a retail value of $106.
  4. Daylight Company
    One prize winner will receive a Luminos Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $415.
    One prize winner will receive a Slimline Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $215.
    One prize winner will receive a Halo Go Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $130.
  5. Famore Cutlery – Five prize winners will each receive a $100 Gift Certificate from Famore Cutlery with a retail value of $100
  6. Tracey’s Tables – One prize winner will receive a 3-drawer cutting table from Tracey’s Tables with a retail value of $760.