Rebel Quilting: Thinking Outside the Block (Video Download)

Join award-winning art quilter Jamie Fingal to learn her approach to making a quilt with unconventional materials...the rebel way!
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Join award-winning art quilter Jamie Fingal to learn her approach to making a quilt with unconventional materials...the rebel way! Jamie incorporates many different kinds of fabrics into her artwork, and on this DVD she demonstrates just how successfully they can be fused and used in fun and imaginative ways. Jamie guides viewers through the process of determining the best color palette choices, and she offers an in-depth exploration of design while working with several basic geometric shapes. While learning Jamie’s approach, viewers will see her work progress into a 4-panel piece, in which the sections are separated by a variety of trims, including zippers. The DVD includes a section on free-motion machine quilting, with Jamie demonstrating how she quilts the panels and how she adds the trims. Final details are added, the backing is attached, and Jamie shares her unusual (and simple) addition of hanging tabs. Viewers will appreciate Jamie’s planned and thoughtful approach, in combination with her freeing and unexpected methods—the rebel quilter way.

  • Sketchbook
  • Wool-blended felt (35% wool, 65% rayon, 36" wide): black as the foundation, red for the backing (From the black I cut 4 panels 6" x 16".)
  • Fabrics for the background, cut about 1/8" smaller than the felt pieces (I used 2 purples and 2 greens.)
  • Fabrics for appliqué (a selection of cottons, batiks, sheers, and silk)
  • Papers (optional, for use in appliqué design)
  • Fusible web (I use Mistyfuse® in white and ultraviolet—for use with sheer fabrics.)
  • Teflon® sheets or parchment paper (I use Mistyfuse Fat Goddess Sheets®.)
  • Iron (dry)
  • Ironing surface
  • Spray bottle
  • Scissors, 8" and snips (I use Havel’s scissors; they have a ridge that is helpful for fussy cutting shapes.)
  • Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler (I use a heavy-duty, double-sided, self-healing cutting mat and no-slip ruler from Martelli Notions.)
  • Trims, a variety (I love black and silver.)
  • Zipper(s)
  • Sewing machine with free-motion quilting capabilities
  • Thread for machine quilting (I use 40-wt. black polyester in the needle and bobbin.)
  • Topstitch needle
  • Pins
  • Embroidery thread and needle
  • Pop tops (for easy hanging)

SKU: EP2943

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jamie Fingal

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Rebel Quilting: Thinking Outside the Block Download Review by Helene Holwerda

This is a great video! It took a while to download but it was worth it. I really liked watching the idea of "making a different kind of quilt". More please!

(Posted on 1/23/12)

Rebel Quilting Review by Anne Garner

This is a super video product. I downloaded it as I live in the UK. Download is always preferable for me as it makes the product less expensive with regard to postal services etc. The filming is of excellent quality and can be viewed in full screen mode without loss of definition. I enjoy watching this video while I'm sewing...I can multitask! The great thing is that I can watch it when I please and give it my full attention when necessary or just enjoy Jamie's banter. Jamie Fingal presents the content very well. She is a very good teacher.(I'm an experienced head teacher so qualified to judge teaching quality!) Her methods come across very well. Her enthusiasm is engaging and the video allows the watcher to give themselves permission to quilt

(Posted on 11/10/11)

Rebel Quilting Review by Ann Lawson

I highly recommend the purchase of this DVD or Download especially for Art Quilters. The video adds a whole new perspective of how to easily achieve great results for individuality as a quilter thinking out of the box! The instructions are very clear and descriptive from beginning to end. She also gives a very good review of what products she is using to achieve the finished look.

(Posted on 10/5/11)


It's a different job and I like very much....

(Posted on 8/8/11)