A Unique Art Quilt

(and the perfect stashbuster)

There is no one pattern to make a seaglass quilt, and that's the beauty of them. Just like the pieces of found glass it's named for, shaped by time and water, each quilt tells a story.

 I'll show you how to combine fabrics from your beloved scraps (and not so beloved ones as well) to make gorgeous art quilts.

There is no one pattern or template set. This class teaches the technique of how to make these quilt, and walks you through the entire process of design, layout, quilting, and finishing the quilt. 

This class includes written lessons and videos. For the deaf or hard of hearing, all content in the videos is written in the text, with corresponding photos.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to the Course

    2. Supplies Needed

    1. Choosing Fabric

    2. Preparing Fabric

    3. Cutting From Scraps

    4. Cutting From Strips

    5. Background Fabric

    1. Movement and Negative Space

    2. Preparing the Gradient

    1. Making the Mosaic

    2. Securing the Pieces

    3. Making the Quilt Sandwich

    1. Free Motion Quilting the Seaglass Pieces

    2. Background Free Motion Quilting

    3. Straight Line Quilting

    1. Trimming

    2. Facing

    3. Binding

    4. You're Done!

About this course

  • $45.00
  • 19 lessons

Social proof: testimonials

“Thank you so much for the class. This was my first time trying free motion quilting...and while the results are far from perfect or even good....it was a fairly forgiving project where this particular skill can be practiced on a smaller scale. I can't wait to make more as love the texture and variety of colors that can be incorporated. GREAT JOB!”

R

“I made three of these before watching the finishing lessons! Just completed everything and now I understand facing. Thanks for such great photos and videos and descriptions. I'm off to make more!”

Christi

“Wow! I am done! I am so thankful that you wrote such amazingly clear instructions with videos and pictures on how to make the sea glass quilt. This was definitely out of my comfort zone as I have only made 3 quilts and 2 table runners and have never done free motion quilting. Mostly, I have been a garment sewer. This process has been fun and I have learned so much from you. Thanks for these instructions. They gave me confidence to try to make something new like this beautiful sea glass quilt that I ❤️.”

Carol

“Really enjoyed this! I have a good friend who's favorite pass time is walking the beach and collecting sea glass. I now know what her Christmas gift will be this year!”

Virginia

“I've become a big fan of your works ever since I first saw your seaglass quilt on Instagram. I have NEVER done any quilting, sewing (not even a button myself!), or known how to use a sewing machine properly. Thank you so much for your inspiration! Now, I love machine quilting! You're amazing!”

Grace
  • Lessons are available for you to work through at your own pace. For the deaf or hard of hearing, all spoken content in the videos is included in the written text.

  • This course is written for confident beginners and assumes you are using a domestic (home) sewing machine. A free motion quilting foot and/or a walking foot are highly recommended.

  • You will have access to the class for as long as it exists on this site.

Allie McCathren

Instructor

Allie is an artist with a degree in marine biology. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and three sons. Allie loves to experiment with fabric, and often times biology and science find their way into her work, whether or not she intends it.

FAQ

  • Is this using raw edge appliqué? Do the pieces fray?

    My quilting technique means there is typically no fraying, but yes, it can happen. These art quilts are designed for display, so they will experience minimal handling and are far less likely to fray than a quilt that is frequently handled.

  • I've never made a quilt before - can I do this?

    Absolutely! Many of my students have made a seaglass quilt as their first quilt ever. I walk through the entire process, including different ways to finish your quilt.

  • Can I make one to use as a blanket (not an art quilt)?

    Yes, definitely! Once the pieces are secure, this quilt can be used however you wish. Bear in mind that washing will change the texture slightly.

  • I'm not comfortable free motion quilting. Will I still be able to make a quilt like this?

    If you want your finished quilt to look like mine, you will need to use free motion quilting. I have included detailed lessons on free motion quilting in the class. I also include other quilting options (straight lines and organic straight lines) that require no free motion quilting at all. If you use these methods, I highly recommend using a walking foot.

5 star rating

Outstanding!

Kerry Craig

Thank you for providing me with such an excellent Seaglass Quilting, online class. The instructions were so clear and easy to follow. I appreciated how all of the options for fabric colors, placement and sewing were explained as well as the extr...

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Thank you for providing me with such an excellent Seaglass Quilting, online class. The instructions were so clear and easy to follow. I appreciated how all of the options for fabric colors, placement and sewing were explained as well as the extra encouragement that was given for each step. Thank you for taking the time to share your method of creating such an artistically amazing quilt!

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Everything you need!

Lesley Durrans

What a fabulous course! Everything you need to complete your very own Seaglass Quilt is here - right up to finishing it off. Clear instructions, lots of detail, close up pictures and helpful videos. Nothing is missed. A great course for beginn...

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What a fabulous course! Everything you need to complete your very own Seaglass Quilt is here - right up to finishing it off. Clear instructions, lots of detail, close up pictures and helpful videos. Nothing is missed. A great course for beginners and experienced quilters alike.

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Seaglass Quilt Class

Christina Stephenson

Fun class with clear concise instructions and video demonstrations!

Fun class with clear concise instructions and video demonstrations!

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