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Lesson 1: Fabric Selection

Hello All,

In an effort to promote this class and to allow you to test your computer for compatibility, I am making Lesson 1: Fabric Selection available for general access. When you have viewed these videos, be sure to sign up as soon as you can to take advantage of the remaining lessons in this fun and challenging online class!

Happy Quilting!
— Annie

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  • How to select a value-based range of fabrics for this project
  • What makes good focus and background fabrics
  • How to log and organize your fabrics for this project
  • Which notions and tools are needed and helpful to make this quilt

I will also give you a tour of the Quilter’s Palette quilt and describe each block and the techniques you will learn as you work on this project.

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No materials are required for this lesson. You should have selected the fabrics and notions in the materials list provided below before Lesson 2: Dresden Plate.

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Lesson Introduction (Click the Play icon in the window below)

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Choosing Your Fabric (Click the Play icon in the window below)

tip1When two fabrics are close in value, the best way to choose the lighter fabric is to squint your eyes. The darker fabric will mute more and the lighter will stand-out more.

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Cutting to the Chase (Click the Play icon in the window below)

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Cut Fabrics Laid-Out (Click the Play icon in the window below)

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Prewashing and Quilt Journals (Click the Play icon in the window below)

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Notions Part 1 (Click the Play icon in the window below)

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Notions – Part 2 and Class Wrap-Up (Click the Play icon in the window below)

Homework

Pre-wash and fold all of your fabrics and insert swatches of each fabric into a journal.