Laura Wasilowski

Sketch It, Fuse It, Quilt It

Laura Wasilowski
  • In-depth Instruction; over 130 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Meet your instructor, expert art quilter Laura Wasilowski, and preview the gorgeous landscape quilt you'll create in class. Laura eases you into the process by demonstrating simple techniques for sketching out your quilt design ideas. In addition, you'll learn how to convert any sketch into a master pattern.
Start working on your landscape quilt! Get Laura's advice on choosing the right fabrics and color palettes. Then, follow along as Laura details how to transfer a pattern onto fabric, work with fusible web and assemble the rolling farm fields design. Plus, gain valuable tips on creating a variety of patterned collages.
Practice the skills you learned in the previous lesson by making three more collages for the quilt top. You'll learn how to create the grassy foreground and a rippling lake by working with bias-cut strips. In addition, Laura demonstrates an easy way to make intricate cutout patterns in your fabric.
Complete the landscape composition you started in Lesson 2. Discover Laura's technique for creating a fun color-chip treetops collage. You'll also get in-depth instruction on building a tiled collage -- perfect for adding texture to any design. Plus, see how to tack your collage to the background fabric.
Once you've completed your collage, it's time to start stitching! Learn how to steam set the quilt top to the batting, then follow along as Laura demonstrates her versatile free-motion ME-ME-ME stitch. You'll also see Laura's method of creating rows of jagged grass with the sketching stitch.
Add more free-motion stitches to your repertoire. Watch and learn Laura's technique of creating wavy, flowing stitches across the water collage. Then, add in detail to the foreground leaves with an arch-shaped vein stitch. You'll also discover two highly versatile stitches for the sky and quilt border.
Put the finishing touches on your art quilt! Laura demonstrates how to stitch a signature into the quilt top. You'll get step-by-step instruction on squaring up the quilt and adding a fused binding. Plus, find out how to attach a rod pocket to the back of any quilt.
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 10  mins

Explore fusible collage as textile artist Laura Wasilowski shows you how to make a whimsical art quilt! You’ll begin with a simple sketch (use your own or Laura’s design), then convert your drawing into a master pattern. Use bold, hand-dyed hues and batiks to create fused fabric design elements, and follow along with Laura to assemble a countryside scene. Next, add dynamic dimension to your quilt with collage! Discover fun, fast techniques to turn fabric strips into a grassy foreground and lovely lake, and add playful pizazz to your composition with a quick color-chip trick and textural tiled collage. Then, showcase each element of your landscape with a variety of gorgeous machine-quilting motifs, including wavy, vein and sketching stitches. Finally, attach a rod pocket to the back for display — you’re going to want to show this quilt off!

Laura Wasilowski

Laura Wasilowski teaches quilting and fabric art workshops around the United States, and her quilts have been exhibited internationally. She is the author of several books, including Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and has appeared on HGTV’s Simply Quilts. Laura is also the owner of ArtFabrik, an online shop for hand-dyed fabric and thread.

Laura Wasilowski

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