Ashley Hough and Penny Barnes

Let's Make a Quilt

Ashley Hough and Penny Barnes
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In this video, Ashley will give you step-by-step instructions on how to cut, sew, press, and square up Half Square Triangle units. You’ll also get row and final assembly instructions and then Penny will give tips on how to plan out and quilt this quilt top once it’s finished.
This tutorial takes the skills you’ve learned in the last two episodes (half square triangles and flying geese) and builds on that with additional units. Ashley will also give tips on how to layout larger, complex blocks to ensure all pieces are assembled in the correct orientation. Penny then explains how she approaches a quilt with multiple repeat blocks and shows you some of her favorite motifs to quilt.
Ashley is throwing a bit of a curve ball with this next design and bringing in curved piecing! She will show you how to cut the curved template pieces from paper as well as fabric, in two different sizes. She will then show how to pin and sew the curves to ensure that the units come out square. Once complete, Penny shows how to accentuate the curves of this design with some fun circle motifs and swirly background fill.
For the first time in five episodes, Ashley finally brings a print fabric into the design (at the request of her 5-year-old, Hank). She will also show step-by-step, a new unit construction, and then give tips on how to sew complex units together when there is extra bulk in the seams. Penny then shows how to play of the fun designs in a print fabric to create custom quilting motifs and designs.
In this tutorial, Ashley will give you tips on how to work with small pieces within a unit, and then give tips on final assembly when a quilt comes together in strips and rows, rather than a traditional block setting. Penny will then show how following the lines of a unit within a design, as well as adding straight line grids, can have a striking end result on a quilt.
 
 
6 Lessons
3  hrs 55  mins

Welcome to Let’s Make a Quilt, a brand-new limited series all about the joy of quilt making! Follow along with Ashley and Penny as they create new quilt designs every episode while sharing their top tips (and plenty of laughs) along the way.

Ashley Hough and Penny Barnes

Ashley Hough is a quilt designer, pattern maker, instructor, and lover of all things quilting. After learning to sew at the young age of 6 years old, she later discovered the joy of quilting and has grown her skills over the past 15 years. "I love quilting because I love the design process—being able to start with a blank page and essentially create whatever I want." Ashley's designs and patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and her work can be found on National Quilters Circle. Penny Barnes is a longarm quilter, designer, and instructor whose work can be seen in publications such as Modern Quilts Unlimited, McCalls Quilting, and Martingale Publishing. Through her work as a talented longarm quilter, she prides herself on tapping into her creativity. Penny enjoys experimenting with various styles of quilting, mixing traditional and modern elements to in the same quilt to create something totally unexpected. "I love all aspects of the quilting process, even down to the binding!"

Ashley Hough and Penny Barnes

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