Fresh Quilting

Fresh Quilting: Season 3

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The first episode of Fresh Quilting's new season features blocks - the most basic of quilt techniques. Ebony Love show how to use negative space in nontraditional blocks. Then, Lee Chappell Monroe demonstrates basic techniques for attaching blocks together. Eliane Bergmann will close each episode with a sewing machine tip to elevate your quilting. Her tip for this episode is quilt as you go and how to create panels with scraps and turn them into coasters, pouches and more.
Learn how to put things together with piecing techniques. Catherine Cureton shows how to strip piece to save time. She cuts and sews strips together, then sub cuts before assembling into blocks. Next, Laura Hartrich creates pieced modern letters, making a whole alphabet with just three blocks. The machine tip segment features Eliane Bergmann demonstrating walking foot curves.
Learn how to utilize scraps in modern quilts. Rossie Hutchinson shows how to combine scraps and fat quarters for a bouquet of combos in a design. Then, applique meets patchwork with Ginny Robinson. She demonstrates a technique that allows applique blocks to run into the seams, resulting in new shapes and contrasts. Eliane Bergmann demonstrates a fussy cut binding technique to spruce up your binding in this episode's machine tip.
Quilting blocks are the true building "blocks" of modern quilting. Brenda Ratliff has a lesson on mixing and using string blocks to create endless variations. Then, Rossie Hutchinson demonstrates her version of the log cabin block – giving this traditional block a modern update. This episode's machine tip features Eliane Bergmann showing how to use decorative stitches on quilts.
One of the hallmarks of modern quilting is the creative use of negative space. Audrey Esarey shares her thoughts on how to use negative space to highlight motifs. Then, Ebony Love has a lesson on partial seams – learn this technique and you will be surprised just how much you use it. Learn about chain piecing in the machine tip with Eliane Bergmann. You can chain piece an entire quilt!
Think small, look at the bits and pieces that make up modern quilting. Laura Hartrich discusses three methods for creating quilt labels - an integral part of every quilt. Audrey Esarey demonstrates paper piecing – the modern way. Eliane Bergmann is all about stitch lengths in the machine tip segment.
Don't be overwhelmed interpreting designs and styles. Learn how to narrow down design choices by imposing some limits. Ebony Love shows how to limit your palette when placing color. Then, Catherine Cureton has a pieced applique technique that leaves no raw edges and uses a sewing machine. Eliane Bergmann has a lesson on seams in the machine tip. Learn how to make the perfect ¼" seam and how to stitch a partial seam.
Broaden your thought process and learn to take a fresh look with some creative thinking. Ginny Robinson discusses creating modern quilts that are inspired by other crafts - translating a silhouette, a pattern design, or a texture for a new outlook. Rossie Hutchinson uses creative thinking to put together improv quilts utilizing a design wall. Then, Anne Sullivan has another improv technique using strip piecing. Eliane Bergmann demonstrates "franken batting" in the machine tip – a way to save money by learning how to join leftover pieces of batting.
Control is not the first word that comes to mind when thinking of modern quilting, but there are some techniques that can benefit by keeping things under control. Catherine Cureton illustrates the idea of controlled scrappy quilting. She has a new method for sorting fabrics that allows for stress free scrappy quilting. Then, Audrey Esarey has the guide for sewing curves. Keep stitching under control with some simple tips for curves. Then it's tips for walking foot quilting with Eliane Bergmann in the machine tip.
Theories usually have a basis in some traditional thought process. This episode looks at a few common theories and how to use them in modern quilting. Stephanie Skardal discusses color theory. She begins with a color wheel of fabric and talks history and color schemes using basic color theory. Then, Lee Chappell Monroe shows how to make a plan to use pressing for a professional finish. Eliane Bergmann demonstrates various ways to mark your fabric in the machine tip.
Modern quilting has its basis in traditional techniques that have been interpreted in a slightly different way. Brenda Ratliff explores how to take a traditional design and update it to a fresh modern look. Then, Ginny Robinson has a modern take on a traditional memory quilt featuring raw edge applique. Elaine Bergmann demonstrates three binding tips to give a professional finish to a quilt on the machine tip.
Explore your inner child and let them out during playtime on this episode of Fresh Quilting. Steph Skardal encourages playing with color starting with paper before even adding fabric. Then, Catherine Cureton plays around with a mini quilt to turn it into a functional pillow. Eliane Bergmann has a machine tip on presser feet - when do you raise and when do you lower – what is that knob on your machine?
Learn about intentional quilting. Laura Hartrich discusses her annual intentions quilt - it's a little more cerebral thought process to quilting. Then, it's education with Lee Chappell Monroe and the importance of scant ¼" seams. The last machine tip with Eliane Bergmann offers a different way to quilt your quilt – tacking. Tacking stitches can be a modern alternative to the yarn ties of the past.
 
 
13 Lessons
5  hrs 37  mins

What makes a quilt modern? Learn how to take a fresh look at traditional techniques. Using avant-garde color palettes, negative space and manipulating familiar shapes in new ways, add dynamic energy to the timeless art of quilting. Our modern experts have the theory and practical tips to freshen up your quilting with a modern look!

Fresh Quilting

Fresh Quilting is a series co-produced with the Modern Quilt Guild, in which innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic.

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