Judy Martin's Classroom
Free class outlines, lessons, tips, and insights from the best mind in the business. Stop back periodically because you never know when something new will get added.
We have a Template page where you can download pages of paper guides for the uncommon patches used in Stellar Quilts. If you would like to see a short video about how to do the uncommon patches in Stellar Quilts, click here.
We have also created a Video page where you can watch any and all of Judy's videos.
We have a new Acrylic Templates page for the special shapes in both Red, White & Blue Star Quilts and Stellar Quilts.
Learn everything you need to know about trimming points by downloading The ABC's of Point Trimming.
Class Outlines & Book-Specific Helps
From Red, White & Blue Star Quilts
Click on the link for the detailed class outline for the pattern you wish to teach. Feel free to adjust the number of sessions and their content according to your own needs. Each student is required to have her own copy of Red, White & Blue Star Quilts. Also, be sure to look at the RWB Extras page for additional content and help.
From Stellar Quilts
Kyoto Gardens Help - I try to provide some additional guidance on how to piece the T block of this popular quilt.
From Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book
Summer Lake Log Cabin - This is a basic Log Cabin quilt with a Greek key motif in the center and border. It's made from squares and rectangles.
Snake River Log Cabin - This quilt adds a curved illusion to a corner-square Log Cabin block. The cutting is easy, but it has some very small pieces.
Snake River Log Cabin King Size Diagram and Fabric & Patch Cutting Requirements - The diagram is a single page in pdf format. The fabric and patch cutting requirements is a separate single page in pdf. You need to click on both links.
Snake River Queen Size Diagram - The diagram is a single page in pdf format.
Snake River Wall Size Diagram - The diagram is a single page in pdf format.
The Spanish Steps - This easy 9-patch variation features chains that appear to float above the surface of the quilt casting a shadow.
Ring of Fire Pressing Guide - Judy shows which direction to press the seams in the Ring of Fire block.
From Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts
Liberty & Justice - This patriotic medallion quilt is made from 3 simple blocks and requires no border.
Kitting for Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts
From Cookies 'n' Quilts
Shenandoah Log Cabin - This is a Virginia Reel built from logs. It's a stunning quilt that makes a great class.
Measure for Measure - This is the quilt Judy did on "Simply Quilts" Episode 425. It's an offset 4-pointed star within a star.
"I Have a Dream" - Another star-within-a-star quilt. This time it's an 8-pointed star.
From The Creative Pattern Book
Judy's Maple Leaf - Complete instructions for teaching this striking quilt from the cover of The Creative Pattern Book.
Shakespeare in the Park - Everything you need to teach this beautiful Virginia Reel variation.
Grandmother's Diamond Ring - This simplified version of Grandmother's Wedding Ring can be taught in 5 easy sessions.
Byzantine Flower Garden - Your students will want to learn how to make this simplified version of a Grandmother's Flower Garden.
Wilderness Log Cabin - An outline for a great class which shows you how to play with this star-studded variation of the popular Log Cabin.
All Star - Everyone loves stars. All Star is a great class for intermediate quilters.
From Star Happy Quilts
Star Happy - This is a social quilt. Therefore, it's great for classes.
Lessons on Rotary Cutting
Half Trapezoids - An illustrated lesson shows you two ways to cut this easy, handy shape.
45-Degree Diamonds - An illustrated lesson makes this important shape a breeze.
2:1 Angle on Ruler - Adding a 2:1 angle to your ruler is easy. Judy shows you how.
Short Strips - Learn why you should cut strips on the lengthwise grain, NOT the crosswise grain. Your patchwork will improve instantly.
Binding - Learn everything you need to know about binding.
Your Own Style - The first key to making quilts you love is understanding your own style.
Toddlers Underfoot - Learn tips and tricks for quilting with toddlers underfoot.