Diamond Skill Builder Shop Exclusive Quilt by HoopSisters
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Diamond Skill Builder Shop Exclusive Quilt by HoopSisters

About the Quilt -

Take a look at the included photos. It looks more like a traditional quilt than past HoopSister offerings.  The Diamond Skill Builder Shop Exclusive (i.e., can only be purchased from a shop; not on-line from HoopSisters,) is very versatile! Each block builds a skill to be applied to the next block. Embroidery machine required.  Basic piecing in the hoop, as well as piecing skills on a sewing machine. Quilters will love to learn how to apply piecing skills to embroidery and embroiders will love learning some piecing skills to add to their embroidery! This is a Win Win!

The “blocks” are 60° Diamonds that can be laid out in either a Star formation, or a strip quilt formation.


The Diamond shaped blocks come in two sizes to fit either a 6” x 8” (150mm x 200mm) hoop, or a 9” x 11¾” (230mm x 300mm) hoop.

The back can be completed using the HoopSisters traditional sashing method, OR a one piece back attached using a sewing machine with walking foot, or even a long arm.

Finished quilt sizes, 8 options in all:

Large Diamond (Star) Layout - 47”w X 54”h
Large Diamond (Star) Layout with Extended Background - 79" x 81"

Small Diamond Layout - 28”w X 32”h
Small Diamond (Star) Layout with Extended Background - 47" x 49"

Large Strip Quilt Layout - 54½”w X 67½”h
Large Strip Quilt X Four - 109”w x 135”h”,

Small Strip Quilt Layout - 32½”w X 40”h
Small Strip Quilt Layout X Four - 54”w x 80”h

If you want to make a larger quilt, borders can be added either by making more blocks or by creating border strips of fabric, which can also be quilted in the hoop.

Click here to see a photo of my sample quilt, in progress - one corner is sewn together. This is the Small Strip Quilt Layout.
Click here to see a close up of the quilting in my sample quilt.

About the Class

We all work a different paces, so we'll do a non-traditional kind of class.  A first class will be scheduled in-store with optional ZOOM for those who can't make it to the store.  In this class we will go over general information about making the quilt; you will get your designs on a pre-loaded USB and get any other materials being offered.  Six more evening 'classes' are scheduled, bi-weekly, all via ZOOM.  Each will focus on a different block in the quilt, putting the quilt together and giving help as needed.  I will create a private Facebook Group just for us where we can exchange information, ask questions, post photos as we go along.  I am tentatively planning to make and post 'sew-along' videos for each block and for some other aspects of the quilt making process.  This is new for me, so we'll see how that goes.  I would notify you when the videos are posted and you can watch them at your convenience.  If you need some hands-on help, we can schedule a few in-store sessions. 

Note, too, that I will have special pricing available on batting for this quilt.  More about that after you register for the class.

All of this for $139. 

More Information about the quilt


Click HERE for the information document "OPEN ME FIRST!"

Click HERE for a BINDER COVER for the notebook you will be storing all your printed notes and instructions

Questions?  Contact Instructor Susan Nelson.  email: debonair2@bellsouth.net.  Phone 704-674-4391


Diamond Skill Builder Shop Exclusive Quilt by HoopSisters

$ 139.00
January Class is in-person or via ZOOM. All other classes are via ZOOM.



5113 South Blvd
       Charlotte, NC 28217

Mo,Tu,Th, Fr: 10:00a.m.- 6:00p.m
Wed. & Sat: 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m


Charlotte Sewing Center offers the largest selection of high quality Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking and Baby Lock sewing machines in the Mecklenburg County area. Our store is a friendly, community sewing destination where exceptional service continues after your purchase. We specialize in providing you with interactive machine training, reliable repair services, and fun, informative sewing classes to increase your sewing proficiency and enjoyment! Read More...