Making a 3D Quilt has never been easier!

If you have ever been "wowed" by tumbling blocks with 3D illusion and wondered how the 3D illusion works, you're in the right place. Over the years, Marci Baker, the reigning queen of Tumbling Block quilts, has developed easy piecing methods that aim towards satisfying perfection. In this course, you will learn how to make the 3D tumbling block in three simple, stress-free steps and discover how value makes the design come to life. 

The course begins with an overview of tools and a lesson using color and value to create the 3D effect. From there, you’ll be able to confidently select your fabric before diving into the nitty gritty details of your quilt plan. Along the way, Marci shares tips on general quilting, including the benefits of “Starti-Stoppies” and rotary cutting for a consistent, straight cut every time. Next, she’ll teach you how to stay organized, keeping your strip-pieced blocks in order as they magically become 3D tumbling blocks with zero Y-seams. Before you know it, the quilt is together, and you’ll be dying to create a new set of blocks to play with all over again! She even provides you with a backup plan for those not-so-perfect results by hiding them in the seam allowance for perfect points on the front. (We'll never tell!)

What you will learn

  • Understand how to use color and value in creating tumbling blocks with a 3D illusion, and apply what you learn to create your own dynamic designs.

  • Take away foolproof cutting techniques to avoid pesky occurrences like cutting the strip too narrow, getting a crooked strip (with a "v" at the fold), messing up the perfect trim when moving the fabric or the mat, or not getting a straight cut along the ruler.

  • Learn rotary cutting tips to create accurately cut fabric strips.

  • Learn pressing tips and tricks to keep your fingers cool, your bias edges straight, and your edges crisp.

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Pattern Included!

Your class includes a 16-page digital download of Marci's pattern “Playing with Blocks.”

Playing With Blocks: Easy 3D Quilts

Discover blocks that appear to rise off the fabric— 3D quilt illusions are easier than you think!

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Playing With Blocks

    1 Video 1 Text 1 Download

  • Picking Fabric and Creating Strip Sets

    2 Videos

  • Creating Blocks

    2 Videos

  • Putting It All Together

    2 Videos 1 Text