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10 Ways to Love Improvisational Quilting

with Malka Dubrawsky

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About The Class

create bold and memorable quilts.


Custom quilts are the kind of heirloom craft everyone longs to create, but stitching together a unique pattern can be seriously overwhelming. In 10 Ways to Love Improvisational Quilting, Malka Dubrawsky will introduce you to new forms of quilting — with fresh color combinations, techniques, and patterns.

Malka will get you started by showing you how to cut and create a simple log cabin nine-patch block. You’ll learn how to incorporate triangles, pinwheels, and curves into your designs to make them more versatile. You’ll build the skills needed to take any quilt block (and even other patterns, like wallpaper or a painting) and deconstruct it so you can create something similar.

If you want to create bold and memorable quilts and learn new ways to express your creative style through quilting, this course is for you.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Ways to Love Improvisational Quilting

    21:40
  2. 02

    Building a Square with the Rotary Cutter

    30:58
  3. 03

    Building a Square with Scissors

    30:03
  4. 04

    Nate Quilt: Simple Log Cabin

    36:43
  5. 05

    Building the Cabin: Adding More Rows

    18:15
  6. 06

    Building Housetop Blocks - Part 1

    31:14
  7. 07

    Building Housetop Blocks - Part 2

    34:54
  8. 08

    Log Cabin Variations: Courthouse Steps

    23:00
  9. 09

    Improvising with Triangles

    33:40
  10. 10

    Using Triangles: Zig Zag

    17:26
  11. 11

    Using Triangles: Star

    26:43
  12. 12

    Improvising with Triangles: Flying Geese

    33:18
  13. 13

    More Triangle Fun: Pyramids

    26:09
  14. 14

    Creatively Combining Blocks

    25:42
  15. 15

    Piecing Curves: Drunkard's Path

    33:54
  16. 16

    Circle Variations: Half Moon Rising

    23:58
  17. 17

    Improv Lines & Stripes Block

    28:36
  18. 18

    Piecing the Stripe Blocks Together

    17:46
  19. 19

    Improv String Diamond

    32:33
  20. 20

    Finishing Your Quilt

    22:03
  21. 21

    Basting & Binding Your Quilt

    32:45
  22. 22

    Single & Double Fold Binding

    26:51

Meet Your Expert

Malka Dubrawsky

Eighth grade art class introduced Malka Dubrawsky to art and she hasn't been the same since. She went on to graduate from college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. It was being at home with children that ... read more

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  • Me F

    March 2017

    Another great class. I love the approach that encourages spontaneity and decision-making throughout the process! I was not at all put off by Malka's speaking style -- I found her informative, articulate, thoughtful and funny. I would, however, have appreciated much less time watching her sew, although I realize she likely did that in this class to allow her in-person students to have time as well. A bit tedious, however, when it's not live or you're not sewing along. I loved the idea from another reviewer to have samples of Malka's quilts hanging in the studio throughout all the sessions so we could refer to a finished piece that demonstrated the skill she was teaching. I would recommend this course to anyone who loves quilting or wants to learn.

  • user-5fbbc1

    October 2014

    It was interesting to see how Malka goes about improv piecing and making her design choices. She makes visually interesting quilts with wonderful use of color. On the down side: 1.Technical issues need to be worked out. Chat did not work for me. I use Apple products. 2.Malka needs to find alternatives to "um" and "kind of". The course was too long. We do not need to watch Malka sewing so much...some is ok. More samples partially done would cut way down on sewing time. I would prefer to see examples of Malka's work hanging on the walls behind her, so we could see where she was going with her demos and give us some fabulous quilts to admire. I believe the sewers on the set would also have benefited from seeing samples hanging on the walls.

  • Sarah H

    Sarah H

    October 2014

    I have only watched one session, as I live in the UK and I did not watch it live. I have a busy schedule at present so will take awhile to work though them, initial thoughts were very good, I do like Malka's engery and free use of pallet. I look forward to watching them over the coming weeks and get back to you. I do like the concept of these classes and find them very useful. Thanks

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