Get Started in Improv Quilting!

Let’s talk creative blocks — we’ve all been there. Take it from Timna Tarr, an art quilter who found a cure in the form of Strip Sandwiches. Put together basic improvisational piecing and play with color combinations using Timna’s Strip Sandwiches technique, perfect for getting out of your head and back into your quilting. They are easy to make, incredibly forgiving, and can be tailored to quilts of all shapes and sizes.

Strip Sandwiches is so much more than just an improv quilt course. If you need a creative jump start or have ever wanted to try out an easy improv technique, this class is a great way to get started. Value and color placement in quilts is a significant component of the workshop. Timna demonstrates the basic skills needed to create your own sandwiches, a scrap, charm pack, and jelly roll-friendly technique.

What you will learn

  • A beginner-friendly workshop that covers an easy improv technique

  • These blocks are like potato chips; you can't have just one! They are simple and addictive to make, even without previous improv experience.

  • Achieve stunning value with fabric selection tips and tricks

  • See how Timna lays out quilt blocks to achieve a color wash across a quilt.

  • Browse through a gallery of quilts for inspiration

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


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Strip Sandwiches Improv Quilting

Jumpstart your creative improv quilting with Strip Sandwiches. Easily tailor this technique to quilts of all shapes and sizes, and learn to use value and color in the best way.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Strip Sandwiches

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Chapter 1: They're Like Potato Chips...

    5 Videos 1 Text 1 Download

  • Chapter 2: The Value of Color and Fabric Choices

    3 Videos 3 Texts

  • Chapter 3: Gallery and Thank You

    1 Text

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