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Quilting with Low Volume Fabrics

with Cheryl Arkison

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About The Class

create stand-out quilt designs with light, printed fabrics.

In the quilting community low-volume is synonymous with light, printed fabrics. In Quilting with Low Volume Fabrics, you’ll learn more about these ubiquitous fabrics and how to expertly incorporate them into your quilt blocks.

Cheryl Arkison will teach color theory basics and help you make more visually appealing quilt blocks. You’ll learn about:

  • Color saturation, hue, tints, tones, and shades
  • Blending low-volume fabrics of varying weights
  • Quilt block cutting and sewing techniques

You’ll learn how to achieve contrast through scale and texture by creating a monochromatic quilt block and how to add interest by adding a little pop of color.

Quilting with Low Volume Fabrics will inspire you to get the most out of your fabric stash and help you create designs that stand out.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Defining Low Volume

    09:54
  2. 02

    Free Preview: Color Basics

    Cheryl helps you evaluate the color, hue, and saturation of your print so your blend of low-volume fabrics looks great.

    04:15
  3. 03

    Monochromatic Low Volume Block

    52:51
  4. 04

    Value Matters

    06:53
  5. 05

    Creating Blocks with Value

    46:02
  6. 06

    Low Volume in Background

    42:27

Meet Your Expert

Cheryl Arkison

Cheryl is a quilter, writer, and mom. She writes and teaches on quilting, craft, creativity, food, and family. And it all comes from her dining room empire in her crowded, colourful house. From this space she wrote her first book, ... read more

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  • Sondra

    March 2015

    Cheryl is an excellent instructor. Great clear explanations and demonstrations throughout the workshop. I also love her humor and non-judgmental approach. I very much appreciated her "value" explanation, since this can be very confusing. Cheryl also provided great tips and suggestions. This was a great experience for me. I signed up for all of her workshops and look forward to each of them. Thanks very much.

  • Creativelive Student

    March 2015

    Takes a bit to catch on as the progression develops from monochromatic, through the light, dark and medium values to backgrounds but then the click happens and wow! I also have gotten a much better understanding of value which is my own personal nemesis. I'm excited to play.

  • Beth Conkwright

    June 2016

    I've already made a quilt top with low volume fabrics. You really changed my idea that quilts had to have a ton of color. I want to try using low volume for background fabric next. Thanks for such a fun class.

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