Find your modern quilting mojo with a free-form retro TV motif block.

A blast from the past, the retro-styled TV with popping antennas is the star of Linda Sullvian’s ModTV quilt block. If you love to play with big, bold fabrics and colors and try your hand at improv piecing (or for the experienced quilter: learn an easier method), then welcome to Slash 'n Sew Mod TV! Linda is known for her bold use of color and modern aesthetic. She pairs her love of color and design with her passion for finding new ways to tackle common everyday quilting challenges. In this class, she’ll help you break free of stress with her “slash and sew” method, Linda’s free-form (and fun!) style of improv piecing.

The course begins with an overview of the project, looking at the options to finish it as a quilt, wall hanging, tote bag, or memory pillow. Then, Linda walks you through gathering the materials—a time to raid your fat quarters and stash! Next, Linda will teach you the art of “fussy cutting,” a method of fabric placement that allows you to center a design, motif, or picture into a specific space within your quilt. See how the illusion of static or airwaves comes alive with zigzag fabric shapes. With Linda’s help, you’ll discover how easy and quick it is to add this “wow factor” to your project. Linda will demonstrate the many options for finishing up your ModTV. Make them into a wall hanging to decorate your home theatre, or create a cozy quilt to cuddle under while watching your favorite shows. You can even make your block into a tote for the ultimate accessory to go to the movie theatre.  

What you will learn

  • Discover how to slash, sew, and go with Linda’s liberating, stress-free piecing methods

  • “Fussy cut” motifs to feature designer fabric and learn how to print fabric photos

  • Learn various finishing methods for endless projects with one simple, fun block!

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


The ModTV Digital Pattern is included in the course!

Slash 'n Sew Mod TV

Take a break from your regularly scheduled programming and make a modern quilt with no exact seams, no templates, no measurements, and no stress!

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome!

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Gather Fabrics & Other Notions

    2 Videos

  • Cutting

    2 Videos

  • Piecing

    5 Videos

  • Apply the TV Screen

    2 Videos

  • Finish the Block

    3 Videos 1 Text