AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners' Series with Bonnie: Quilting with Triangles
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AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners' Series with Bonnie

The Series

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

Watch online, Facebook.com/AQSOnline, Tuesdays at 10am CST or catch up anytime on the AQS QuiltTV channel on YouTube.

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PART 2, QUILTING WITH TRIANGLES, SPONSORED BY

BERNINA
Coats & Clark
daylight
Famore Cutlery
Off the Wall Quilt
Tracey's Tables

Six Lessons

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Lesson 1:
Materials & Cutting Fabric

Gather your materials to make this four-block quilt using Half-Square Triangles, Quarter-Square Triangles, and Flying Geese blocks. Put a new blade in your rotary cutter and you’ll be ready to cut the fabric for your quilt. If you would rather have a different color scheme, choose light, medium, and dark fabrics as listed in the Fabric requirements.

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Lesson 2:
Half-Square Triangles & How to Sew Them

Learn several ways to sew Half-Square Triangles (HSTs). We will be using the Simple Half-Square Method and the Multiple Half-Square Method. We will be sewing squares together, so we won’t be cutting any triangles, eliminating the need to sew cut bias edges together. Time to sew some HSTs!

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Lesson 3:
Quarter-Square Triangles

In the last lesson we learned how to sew HSTs. Now we will use those HSTs to make Quarter-Square Triangles (QSTs) using three colors.

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Lesson 4:
Stitching Four Blocks

Now it is time to sew the four blocks together. Learn how to use a “positioning” pin to align the seams accurately. That is the best trick I ever learned! It eliminates a lot of ripping when the seams don’t match.

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Lesson 5:
Flying Geese Borders

The borders are made up of five Flying Geese blocks. Learn the Single Flying Geese and No Waste Flying Geese Methods for sewing Flying Geese. Sew five Flying Geese blocks together for each side of the quilt. The top and bottom borders have a plain block sewn on each end.

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Lesson 6:
Quilting & Finishing

Ready to try some machine quilting with the feed dogs up and a walking foot so the fabric feeds smoothly? We’ll stitch-in-the-ditch on the seams of the blocks. Then we will outline quilt with the edge of the foot placed against the seam line, or you can choose another quilting design for your quilt!

There’s more: Learn how to make the Disappearing Half-Square Triangle, and see one of Bonnie’s quilt tops made from nothing but Half-Square Triangles.

Don’t forget the label!

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AQS Let’s Quilt Sponsor Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

Congrats to the 19 Winners – and thanks to the generous sponsors – of our AQS Let’s Quilt Giveaway! Good luck on your future projects, and be sure to share photos of what you create with us.

BERNINA of America – One prizewinner will receive a BERNINA XL trolley from BERNINA of America with a retail value of $499.
• Julie of Mazomanie, WI

Coats & Clark – Five prizewinners 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.
• Carla of Walterboro, SC
• Kathleen of Eugene, OR
• Cassandra of Harper Woods, MI
• Steven of San Diego, CA
• Roberta of Carbondale, IL

Daylight Company USA

One prizewinner will receive a Luminos Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $415.
Peggy of Crystal River, FL

One prizewinner will receive a Slimline Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $215.
Beth of Broken Arrow , OK

One prizewinner will receive a Halo Go Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $130.
Bonnie of Lewiston, ID

Famore Cutlery – Five prizewinners will each receive a $100 Gift Certificate from Famore Cutlery with a retail value of $100.
• Adisa of Dallas, AL
• Thomas of Springville, UT
• Pat of Myrtle Beach , SC
• LaKeyda of Huntington Beach, CA
• Donna of Newark, DE

Off the Wall Quilt
One prizewinner will receive a 72″ Design Wall with a retail value of $150 from Off the Wall Quilt.
• Josh of Charleston, SC

One prizewinner will receive a Rotating Cutting Mat Set with a retail value of $99 from Off the Wall Quilt.
• Monica of Brookston, IN

One prizewinner will receive an Adjustable Ruler Set with a retail value of $150 from Off the Wall Quilt.
• Brandi of Avon, OH

One prizewinner will receive a 18″ Design Wall with a retail value of $50 from Off the Wall Quilt.
• Michael of South Bend, IN

Tracey’s Tables – One prizewinner will receive a 3-drawer cutting table from Tracey’s Tables with a retail value of $760.
• Cathleen of Eunice, LA

PRIZES

Prizes

1. BERNINA of America
• One prizewinner will receive a BERNINA XL trolley from BERNINA of America with a retail value of $499.
2. Coats & Clark
• Five prizewinners 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.
3. Daylight Company
• One prizewinner will receive a Luminos Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $415.
• One prizewinner will receive a Slimline Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $215.
• One prizewinner will receive a Halo Go Light from the Daylight Company with a retail value of $130.
4. Famore Cutlery
• Five prizewinners will each receive a $100 Gift Certificate from Famore Cutlery with a retail value of $100.
5. Off the Wall Quilt
• One prizewinner will receive a 72″ Design Wall with a retail value of $150 from Off the Wall Quilt.
• One prizewinner will receive a Rotating Cutting Mat Set with a retail value of $99 from Off the Wall Quilt.
• One prizewinner will receive an Adjustable Ruler Set with a retail value of $150 from Off the Wall Quilt.
• One prizewinner will receive a 18″ Design Wall with a retail value of $50 from Off the Wall Quilt.
6. Tracey’s Tables – One prizewinner will receive a 3-drawer cutting table from Tracey’s Tables with a retail value of $760.