This course will teach you my seaglass quilting technique, and walk you through making your own art quilt from start to finish! I'll teach you the technique rather than one specific pattern, so you are free to decide what size and design works best for you!
I make these quilts as art, meaning they are displayed on the wall only. You can make yours as a blanket if you wish but be aware that washing will change the look of it slightly, as this technique involves raw edge applique.
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The lessons are available for you to work through at your own pace, and include videos as well as written instructions with photos. For the deaf or hard of hearing, all spoken content in the videos is included in the lesson text with reference photos.
This course is written for confident beginners. I include instructions on fabric selection and preparation, quilt design and layout, machine quilting (both free motion and straight line), and two different methods for finishing your quilt.
The course assumes you are using a home sewing machine.
If you wish to make a seaglass art quilt that looks like the photos here, you will need to use free motion quilting. A free motion quilting foot is highly recommended. I will teach my methods of free motion quilting in this course.
If you wish to make a seaglass art quilt without free motion quilting, I will show you how to do that as well, using straight line quilting. It will look different than the quilts shown here, but can be just as beautiful. I highly recommend using a walking foot for this.
This is an excellent stashbuster project, as it uses smaller pieces of fabric that do not have to match (but it does help if they are in the same color family). I will help you with fabric selection and how to identify color families in this course.
Most of the seaglass quilts I make shift from blue to green, but the joy of these quilts is that you can make them using any colors you want.
They're also a great way to showcase those small pieces from special fabrics that you want to memorialize.
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Work through at your own pace - once enrolled you will have unlimited access to this class!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the course?
Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to all of the material at once. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice! You're welcome to return back to it as many times as you like.
This is raw edge applique - do the edges of the pieces fray?
My quilting technique means there is typically no fraying, but yes, it can happen. However, these art quilts are designed for display, so they will experience minimal handling and are far less likely to fray than a quilt that is frequently handled.
I don't feel comfortable free motion quilting - will I still be able to make a quilt like this?
If you want your finished quilt to look like mine, you will need to use free motion quilting. I have included detailed lessons on free motion quilting in the class. I also include other quilting options (straight lines and organic straight lines) that require no free motion quilting at all. If you use these methods, I highly recommened using a walking foot.
Is it ok if I sell my seaglass quilt?
It is fine to sell the quilts you make personally as a small independent artist. Please credit the technique to Exhausted Octopus.
Can I make mine into something besides wall art, like a pillow or large blanket?
You're welcome to make whatever you like with your piece! Just be aware that the larger it is, the more cumbersome it will be to quilt. If you're up for the challenge, you're good to go!
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Because all of the information is available at the time of purchase, this course is not refundable.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video music credit to bensound.com