Crazy Curves! Workshop

Three Hour Improv Piecing Workshop advanced; domestic machines; 3 hours; $30 per student with 10 student minimum.  Click here to book your date | Click here to check availability | Email me at  for more information.

Are you ready for curves? Are you ready for the crazy ones? In this workshop Mary will demonstrate curved piecing, beginning with shallow indentions and moving on to more difficult curves. By the end of class you will have completed maximum crazy! Free-hand, double curves, deep curves, S curves—you will piece them all. Expect to walk away with several crazy curve pieces and a new-found love of curves.

Workshop consists of cutting, piecing and practicing a variety of free-hand curves.  

Know your machine and your rotary cutter, because by the end of class you’ll have used them to cut into curves and sewn them back together.

Fabric and Supplies

  • scissors, pins, etc. (standard supplies for quilting)
  • rotary cutter and mat
  • two yards of large pieces—fat-quarters, fat-eights, yardage
  • pencil and paper for notes, drawings, math (optional)


  • Curves
  • Piecing
  • Alternative Gridwork 
  • Minimalism in Modern Quilt Design

We’ll begin with a short lecture discussing the basics of curves, such as terminology, cutting procedures, piecing practices and pressing. Part of the conversation consists of varied ways in which curves and curve improv pieces can fit into works. From there, attendees begin cutting and sewing curves, beginning with shallow curves and working toward deeper curves then moving on to double and zig-zag curves. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with several completed curve blocks and pieces. Class ends with a completion celebration and students sharing their work.

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