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Happy Scrappy Improv


A Virtual Class With Catherine Redford

Feb 5, 5:00-7:00pm;
Feb 6, 5:00-7:00pm;
Feb 12, 5:00-7:00pm CST

Improv quilts are just quilts made without a pattern. By taking things step-by-step with Catherine, even beginners can make their own Improv quilt top based on traditional blocks.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Choose a few favorite fabrics and enjoy learning fun improv techniques to turn them into a happy scrappy quilt top using your sewing machine.

Catherine will take you through rail fence, four patch, nine patch, flying geese, square in a square, log cabin, even drunkards path and wedding ring blocks — all made improv style. Combine blocks and you’ll soon be seeing stars.

Along the way, there’s helpful talk about choosing colors and design principles. Find a favorite block or two and make a quilt using those, or, use them all and make a sampler quilt that will make you smile.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Experience using a rotary cutter and sewing a seam on your sewing machine is not required, but will be helpful.

Supply List
• Selection of quilting cottons: small pieces left over from other projects are great. Add a yard of a background fabric to give unity to your design. (Think your favorite color!)
• If you are shopping, choose 6 fat quarters in different colors and values (light, medium, and dark) and one yard of a background fabric.
• Sewing machine in good working order with 1/4″ foot, sharp needle, and instruction book for reference
• Neutral sewing thread for machine (wind two bobbins with the same thread)
• Rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat
• Iron and ironing pad
• Small scissors

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ruth A.L.
Always a good time!

Another fun and informative class from Catherine Redford. Catherine is good at presenting new techniques and getting the creative juices moving. This class was a particular challenge - to introduce imperfections into our work - it only sounds easy. A good time was had by all!

Dorie L.
A fun class full of great tips!

I love taking classes with Catherine because she’s a wonderful teacher who makes learning new skills so much fun. This class really worked my brain (it’s not easy to make blocks wonky when you’re used to trying to make them straight!) and I learned so many things that make me want to play with the techniques even more. Excellent class!