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Sew to success!

This class is all about techniques for your piecing & quilting success:

  • Cutting with traditional & specialty rulers
  • Using the gradient of Ombre fabric to create visual interest and effects
  • Glue basting for accuracy & habit
  • Sewing for success - and create accurate points and use that seam ripper less!
  • Pressing for flat and spun seams, reducing bulky seams
  • Joining rows and adding borders
  • Finishing suggestions
  • Binding Tips & Tricks

As you learn and practice the techniques that I teach, you'll discover how and why they actually make it easier for you to make the heart blocks for this quilt, and how they can be applied to any quilt block. The techniques and skills you'll learn will build on what you already know and will last a lifetime, giving you more confidence and a great sense of accomplishment as you take your piecing and precision to new levels.

This class is beginner friendly, but it will also challenge more experienced quilters as they fine tune their skills.

What's Included:

(Note: The pattern is NOT included. If you don't own it, you can add it on when you enroll. If you already own it, you won't be charged for a second pattern. Win-win!)

  • Step by Step Video Tutorials - learn at your own pace!

  • Clear and concise instruction, as if I were in your sewing room with you!

  • Interactive comments section for questions & answers from Cristy and other students who are learning along with you.

  • Live Q&A sessions via Zoom (TBA)

  • Enrollment includes lifetime access to the class. This allows you to truly learn at your own pace and you can re-watch and refer back to the instructional videos as often as you'd like.

Love Machine Quilt

The Story of Love Machine

My son Aaron loves to create origami. Quite a lot of origami that he makes for me looks like a quilt block waiting to be made. One day, he made a special heart for me and immediately I knew that I needed to make it into a quilt block. As I was designing the quilt, I wasn't sure what the name would be. I was looking through some of Aaron's papers from preschool, probably feeling nostalgic because he's growing up so fast (he'll be 17 soon!), and I came across a little project called "My Special Quilt". Aaron wrote on his project that his quilt has a "Love Machine" and I knew it needed to be the name of the quilt inspired by my son and his creativity.

Course curriculum

  1. 01
  2. 02
    • Supply List

    • Lesson 2.1 - Supplies & Rulers

    • Lesson 2.2 - Fabrics

  3. 03
    • Bonus: Fabric Cutting Guide

    • Lesson 3.1 - Quilt Planning Options

    • Lesson 3.2 - Prewashing, Starching, & Pressing

    • Lesson 3.3 - Cutting 2 1/2" Strips

    • Lesson 3.4 - Cutting the Heart Block Units

    • Lesson 3.5 - Organizing

  4. 04
    • Lesson 4.1 - Laying Out the Pieces

    • Lesson 4.2 - Glue Basting

    • Lesson 4.3 - Know Before You Sew

    • Lesson 4.4 - Sewing the Units for the Heart Block

    • Lesson 4.5 - Half Square Triangles

    • Lesson 4.6 - Flying Geese

    • Lesson 4.7 - Quarter Square Triangles

    • Lesson 4.8 - Heart Block Assembly part 1

    • Lesson 4.9 - Heart Block Assembly part 2

  5. 05
    • Lesson 5.1 - Prep & Organize for Quilt Assembly

    • Lesson 5.2 - Cornerstones & Sashings

    • Lesson 5.3 - Heart Blocks & Sashings

    • Lesson 5.4 - Joining the Rows

    • Lesson 5.5 - Adding the Borders

  6. 06
    • Backing Fabric (Coming Soon)

    • Batting (Coming Soon)

    • Quilting Options & Ideas (Coming Soon)

    • Binding Your Quilt (Coming Soon)

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  • How long to I have access to the class?

    Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

  • Do I have to use Ombre fabrics to make the Love Machine quilt?

    No, not at all. You're welcome to use any fabrics that you like. In order to achieve the "sparkle" that each block has, you'll need a fabrics that range in color from light to dark. Ombre fabrics are my favorite because they already include a range of light to dark colors.

  • Am I required to use glue basting to prepare my fabric pieces for sewing?

    No, but it helps SO much. If you're not sure and want to see it in action, take a look at one of my glue basting videos on YouTube:

  • What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

    Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

  • I still have a question, how can I contact you?

    I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at [email protected].

Cristy Fincher

Learn more about

Hi! I'm Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies Quilting. I was born with a love for all things sewing and grew up surrounded by sewing machines and fabric. And now, I've been sewing and quilting for over 30 years. My mom, Master Quilter, Sharon Schamber, and I made our first quilt together back in my college days and it's still well loved today. Before entering the quilting world, I was an elementary school teacher. After having my first child (almost 17 years ago!), my passion for teaching quilting grew. I began teaching classes for quilt shops and guilds, then opened my online store,, where my focus on sewing and quilting education. Teaching new and intermediate quilters techniques that build confidence while adding essential skills to their own knowledge base is my passion. My classes will also challenge more experienced quilters while broadening their skill-set.

Cristy Fincher