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Painless Pinless Curves Video Tutorial - Totally Groovy Quilt Along

This post is part of the Totally Groovy Quilt Along. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the Quilt Along. This is week five of the Totally Groovy Quilt Along. How is your cutting and piecing coming along? I didn't get much done on it this week, I am holding out for all these great tutorials :)

Painless Pinless Curves Tutorial

Today we will continue our curves adventure with a Pinless Curves Video Tutorial by Kate Conklin.

Meet Kate

Kate Conklin Designs

Kate is a self-taught quilt designer, and fabric lover! She lives in Adelaide, Australia, and works as a speech pathologist. She has a very supportive husband and 3 young kiddos. Kate has a extreme talent for creating quilt patterns and designs. Here is a little preview of some of her patterns…

Off the Rails

Sierras Forest

Gathered In

I want to thank Kate for taking the time to prepare this video tutorial for us Groovy Quilters. Before you head over to Kate Conklin Design, we have a groovy giveaway!

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Alyssa Williams

Alyssa Williams

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.