Stained Glass Quilts

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I had the pleasure of meeting and taking a class from Joni Newman on April 22nd.  She is known for her stunning quilts, especially the stained glass technique.


I was super excited to take her class and learn from her.  Over the next few weeks I am going to document my time in the class and finishing off the quilt I made.  First, I want to show you how easy it is to make her stained glass quilts.  She has a tutorial on her website and you can receive a PDF copy for free if you contact her!  The steps I am going to show you are a VERY abbreviated version of what Joni has on her website.  So if you are interested in making the bee, contact her for the PDF and read the complete directions on her site.

Step 1 – Trace the image onto a piece of black fabric.


Step 2 – Reverse the drawing and trace it onto your fusible web.


Step 3 – Cut apart the shapes between the lines, not on them.


Step 4 – Fuse the pieces to the wrong side of your fabric and cut out the shapes along the lines.


Step 5 – Place the cut out shapes in place (peeling off the paper) and iron in place.


Step 6 – Sew the pieces in place, pin, and quilt!  It is as simple as that.

Joni has an amazing line of patterns and kits including this fantastic beer pattern!


Take a look at her website for the available patterns and kits you can purchase from her.  Want her patterns in your local quilt store or have her speak or teach a class at your organization?  She does that too!  Just let your local store or organization know you want her patterns and you want to see her.

I am very excited to show you what I created!  Next Saturday I will show you my quilt in the steps I showed you above.  In the meantime, if you make a bee, show us!


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