Facing Art Quilts: Simplified

Turn your art quilts into finished works of art, Finish them like a pro with facings.

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Contemporary Art quilts and textile art can look better with facings than with bindings.

The design on your quilt top can not extend all the way to the edges, with traditional bindings. Bindings stop the eye and ruin that effect.

Finishing the edges of your art quilt is a work of art in itself. Choosing to face your art quilt gives it a polished look which makes the design run all the way to the edges of the art piece.

Many textile artists, art quilters and fiber artists find it difficult to learn how to do this. Or when they do, they have trouble executing the technique properly. I used to be one of these people.

If you’ve tried facings before, you know that the steps can get complicated and the corners challenging.

You may have tried some tutorials which have as many as 17 steps. Ouch!!! Who has time to go through 17 steps? More importantly, how are you going to remember all 17 steps the next time you want to make a facing? You certainly wouldn't want to refer to a manual each time you wanted to make a facing. I know I wouldn't!!!!

What about the corners? They're always a challenge!!! Right? There are so many different thoughts on how to reduce bulk at the corners, it's hard to find one that just works. Period!!!

After struggling to make good facings, I finally decided to teach myself how to make facings in a way that is simple and consistently produces great results. I tweaked my process several times over till I finally mastered my process. Later, I broke my process down into 7 simple steps that are easy to learn and remember. I've successfully used this technique to finish the edges of thirty (30) PLUS textile art pieces.

In this course, I’ll teach you my 7 simple steps to mastering how to create show-quality facings with beautifully squared corners. Some of the steps literally take only a couple of minutes.

My technique is so simple that when you learn it, facings will become your most favorite way to finish the edges of your quilts.

You will learn:

  • How to get square corners by avoiding bulk in the corners
  • Properly make the facing strips
  • Accurately stitch the facing to your quilt top
  • How to keep your facing in the back where it belongs
  • Hand sew your facings in place
  • PLUS, Bonus tips to help you make adjustments for different situations

Your Instructor

Clara Nartey
Clara Nartey

Hi there, I'm Clara. I'm a prolific artist who uses textiles as my medium.

I've exhibited my artwork in galleries and museums across the USA and my works can be found in several private collections.

I'm the creator of the blog ClaraNartey.com where I share creativity tips, behind the scenes look at my personal creative journey and tools and resources to help textile/fiber artists.

As a self- taught artist, my goal in teaching these courses is to help you shorten that learning process and gain confidence in your abilities.

"I’m very happy"

I want to thank you for the Facing class. I’ve finished three small quilts using your technique and I’m very happy for the clean look.

~ Kathleen

"It was so very helpful"

"Clara, I used your course to put the facing on my new abstract quilt! It was so very helpful to have videos that I could back up, freeze in position, etc. I'll send you a photo when I finish the hand stitching on the back. Thank you so much!"

~ Maureen

"It’s Quick! Easy! and, it Works!"

"At first, I just didn’t know how to finish raw edges to give my quilts a polished appearance. Then I took Clara’s Facing Art Quilts class. It was so easy. She has broken the process down in short, simple steps and the videos are easy to follow. Within days of taking the course, I faced two of my quilts using Clara's technique. It’s Quick! Easy! and, it Works!"

- Kathy

"I've enjoyed the class. It was very clear"

"Clara!! I’ve enjoyed your class, it was very clear and I’m going to try this new way to finish my quilts".

- Maribel

"It's a great session and I'll use this method"

"Clara, I just watched your Facing Art Quilt lessons. It's a great session and I will use this method for my first art quilt that I just finished today."

~ Marsha

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Your access to the course starts as soon as you join below and lasts for the lifetime of the course. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days and we will give you a full refund.

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