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The Learng Curve Ruler


The Learning Curve (TLC) allows you to add perfect circles to your machine-pieced quilts, easily and accurately. Start with over-sized squares and rectangles, cut the curve with TLC, sew the gentle curve using Free Form Curved Piecing, and trim the units to perfection with TLC. The Learning Curve makes it easy and accurate. Combine TLC units (with or without other units) in an infinite number of ways to make 12" circle blocks and 4" curved borders of your own design. The possibilities are endless! Instruction sheet includes 14 blocks and 5 borders. (#LWD-TLC1)
Skill level: Advanced Beginner      $15.95

Moonlighting pattern


Use TLC Ruler (sold separately) to make machine-pieced circle blocks. It's easy to successfully match the curved seams. Make each block different, like the sample, or make all the blocks the same for a unified look. Bonus: leftover 4" curvy pinwheel blocks (one per circle block). Five sizes: Baby to King. (#LWD-P09)
Skill Level: Adv. Beginner with basic machine piecing skills.  $9.95

Well Rounded Pattern


Use TLC Ruler (sold separately) to make this machine-pieced illusion of overlapping circles. Units are surprisingly easy to make, and careful pressing and pinning assures your seams will match perfectly. Use ombré fabrics like the sample quilts, or make it scrappy. Five sizes: Wall to King. (#LWD-P10)
Skill level: Intermediate       $9.95

Dotty pattern


The easy-to-make curved units in these nine-patch blocks combine to create perfect circles, which appear to be overlapped by four-patch blocks. Requires The Learning Curve ruler (sold separately) and Free Form Curved Piecing. Includes instructions for five sizes. (#LWD-P07)
Skill level: Advanced Beginner       $9.95


Includes pattern and fabrics to make 58" x 82" quilt top. Fabrics: six black-on-white fat quarters, six white-on-black fat quarters, 140 pre-cut 4.5" squares of 70 different dotty brights, and black background fabric. Sold separately: The Learning Curve Ruler. (#LWD-K02)
Skill level: Advanced Beginner       $94.95

Fraternal Twins pattern


Make two quilts at once with this simple technique. Perfect for a set of twins (or twin beds.) Speed things up even more by using pre-cut 10" squares. Includes instructions for a pair of coordinating twin-size quilts. (#LWD-P06)

Skill level: Advanced Beginner       $9.95

Over The Moon pattern


This stunning illusion is achieved with just one curved unit alternating with squares. The curved units create perfect circles in this machine-pieced quilt. Requires use of TLC ruler (sold separately) and Free Form Curved Piecing. Anyone can learn how. Includes instructions for five sizes. (#LWD-P02) Skill level: Advanced Beginner       $9.95

Pyramid Scheme pattern


If you can sew a straight line, you can achieve this striking 3-D illusion. A simple pieced border enhances the illusion, making the pyramids appear to float. Pattern is fat quarter- and stash-friendly, but yardage works too. Includes instructions for five sizes. (#LWD-P01)
Skill level: Advanced Beginner       $9.95

Pyramid Scheme Kit


Includes pattern and fabrics to make 43" x 43" wall quilt. "Navy, "Fairway", and "Adobe" gradation fabrics are from SewBatik. Background fabrics; Hoffman 1895 Navy, which looks slightly more varigated than in sample quilt.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner       $62.95

Twistar pattern

TWISTAR PATTERN - Revised Edition

These stars appear to be overlapping, but it's just a simple illusion. You cut squares and rectangles, sew straight seams, and follow the illustrations to assemble the blocks. The pieced border completes the look. A great pattern for large-scale prints! Includes instructions for five sizes. (#LWD-P03)
Skill level: Advanced Beginner       $9.95

Curvy Pieced Border pattern


This bifold pattern is a great add-on to TLC or any TLC pattern, for quilters who want extra guidance to make curvy borders. The pattern shows how to make a curvy border for any size quilt, with more detailed instructions for the five sizes of the Over the Moon pattern. (#LWD-P08)
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner   $4.00

Turbulence pattern


This fascinating illusion of motion, curves, and transparency is achieved with one block! Use easy rotary cutting and chain piecing. No templates, no curves, no special rulers. Includes instructions for five sizes. (#LWD-P04)

Skill level: Intermediate       $9.95

Double Take pattern


Look closely, and you will see two identical designs interwoven, one the shadow of the other. There are stars; there are diamonds. Every time you look at this quilt you will see something new. No templates or special rulers. Includes instructions for four sizes. (#DD-P04)
Skill level: Advanced Beginner       $9.95

To Order Products:

ONLINE ORDERS (USA Only): Payment is due at checkout. I accept PayPal, which includes the use of major credit cards. I do not accept checks or money orders. A PayPal account is not required, but I recommend it as a fast, easy, and secure way to make online purchases. New York residents will be charged 7% sales tax.

PHONE ORDERS: If you would rather not place your order through our web site, please email me at, with subject heading "phone order." Include a name, phone number, and a good time to reach you.


INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Unfortunately, we are not set up for orders outside the USA at this time. If you have a business outside the US and are interested in carrying my products, please let me know: email, subject heading "International".

SHIPPING: All orders are shipped Monday through Friday via the United States Post Office or via UPS ground. Orders are packaged and shipped as quickly as possible. We make every effort to ship items in stock within three business days (but unfortunately this is not always possible). You will be notified by email when your order ships.

In an effort to reduce plastic waste, patterns ordered online will no longer come in a plastic zip bag unless requested. The Learning Curve ruler will continue to be packaged with its instructions sheet in a reusable zip bag. Wholesale patterns will still be shipped in individual plastic bags, as shop patterns are handled by a lot of people.

Products are available at the following quilt shops:

Wynter Haven Quilt Studio, Queensbury, NY

Adirondack Quilts, Glens Falls, NY

Cosmic Cow, Lincoln, NE

Fabric Expressions, Littleton, CO

Quilts & Treasures, East Longmeadow, MA

If you are a retailer who carries my products, and you do not see your shop listed above, please email me at, with subject heading "shop listing."

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