Quilters Question Time Monthly
Every month you will get access to a different class from Philippa, ultimately building to include all the techniques she has developed to create her award-winning work. These lessons will cover a wide spectrum of technical and artistic skills, which will be invaluable in aiding you to move forward in your own work.
$15.00 USD every month
Quilters Question Time Season 1
12 Classes to transform your quilting. Every month you will get access to a different class from Philippa, ultimately building to include 12 of the techniques she has developed to create her award-winning work. These lessons will cover a wide spectrum of technical and artistic skills, which will be invaluable in aiding you to move forward in your own work. The advance payment option gives you four classes straight away - Piping and Binding, Precision Piecing, Turned Edge Applique, Free Motion Machine Quilting, followed by a further eight classes.
Free Motion Machine Quilting I
Join Philippa as she demonstrates some of the foundational techniques in Free Motion Machine Quilting What you'll get: Which threads and needles to use Setting up your machine Sliders and grippers Free motion squares Free motion spirals Free motion flowers Free motion scallops Free motion bricks and butterflies Layering the quilt Free motion stippling / vermicelli Free motion coffee bean A brand new quilt design especially to practice your new found skills.
Borders and Facings
Straight cut borders. Multiple borders (narrow and wide) Perfect mitred borders Managing patterns in borders to create the best mirror images. Facings using strips Facings using a single piece How to create perfect turned through corners on facings Using these techniques on collars and cuffs.
Happy Hearts Curved Piecing
Create a fun quilt top with an easy curved piecing central heart motif surrounded by two borders. Philippa will demonstrate all the tools and techniques you need to create the easiest curved piecing which is trimmed to size so everyone can achieve great results!
Raw Edge Appliqué
A deep dive into satin stitch including how to create perfect satin stitch circles and how to deal with corners and points. Moving on to Blanket stitch we cover perfect circles, smooth curves and sharp points. Finally Philippa takes a look at a range of free motion techniques for raw edge appliqué.
Everything you need to know to include Trapunto in your quilts, including which materials to use - wadding/batting and water soluble thread, machine settings, sewing machine feet, and the full process to get outstanding results. Moving on to Corded Trapunto (or Yarn Trapunto), looking at which yarns to use, how to create the channels, and how to deal with curves, corners and long sections. Finally Philippa reviews different ways she has used Trapunto in two of her award winning quilts.
Prairie Points and Rouleau loops
In this class Philippa shows how to make Prairie points in four different styles, with two methods of stitching them to the quilt. Moving on to Rouleau loops, Philippa demonstrates several methods to turn Rouleaus through; how to press them into a range of curves; options for arranging them along the edge of your quilt facing outwards or inwards; and methods of using Rouleau to create circular medallions.
Stems and Bias Strip Appliqué
This class offers several methods for stems and bias strips. Starting with skinny strips to use as stems, adding embellishments, and turning corners with a mitre. Then looking at wavy/curved bias strips using stitched and pressed methods. Moving on to yarn fillings to provide padding, and how to create twisted strips. At the end there are examples and methods to use wider strips in garments.
Free Motion Feathers
This class offers a comprehensive look at free-motion feathers. Covering straight feathers, optimum sizes and shapes, narrow and wide options. Curved feathers and a circular wreath of feathers. Alternative shapes and options - working out from the middle, leaf and flower motifs. Drafting designs for incorporating feathers. Designs for turning corners. Random feather designs for bushes and trees. The all-over feather large, small and miniature.
Individual Classes Season 2
Creative Curved Piecing
Creative Curved Piecing is a brand new class looking in detail at the curved piecing methods which Philippa has used to create her award winning quilts. It starts by reviewing how to turn a straight line design into a creative curved design. Philippa then shows how to turn the design into a pattern, how to create the freezer paper templates, and then how to cut out and join the pieces to make the block. The class includes the template which Philippa created in the class, and which you can download and use for your sample.
Further Fabulous Finishes
In this class Philippa looks at a number of finishing techniques Starting with how to make hanging sleeves so your quilt can be displayed to best advantage.Using boning to support curved edging for hanging.Techniques for binding hexagons and scalloped edges.Creating the beautiful wavy edging Philippa used on her 'Bird by Bird' quilt.Finally adding a label for posterity to record who made it and when.
Whole-cloth Quilts & Embellished Trapunto
In this class Philippa covers: Review of Flower Power - Philippa's first whole cloth quiltThe design and composition processReview of the drawing process for the templatesCreating a Yorkshire Rose patternEmbellishing Trapunto on a sampleUsing Trapunto on a miniature quiltReview of Garden Party QuiltHand embroidery techniques
Starting with turned edge reverse appliqué, looking at Philippa's miniature quilt featuring reverse applique circles; hand stitch and machine stitch options for turned edge work; managing corners and sharp points. Moving on to raw edge reverse appliqué using interfacing with several stitch options, and a quick look at a way of using on a tee shirt. Next a look at the Mola technique using Philippa's 'Colourful Cockerel' mola project including downloadable templates. We look at creating frames using Reverse Appliqué, before finishing with a look at bound buttonholes which use many of the techniques already discussed.
Jack's Chain is a popular block with some challenging elements.In this class Philippa covers : Drafting the templates from first principles (for any size block) and creating the freezer paper templates.Creating the nine-patches from strips including a review of colour/tonal choices.Getting great results sewing 'Y' seams with pressing suggestions.Assembling multiple blocks into a full quilt and drafting the final pieces to fit around the edges.