Online Quilting Classes with Ricky Tims

Stars and Stripes Forever


Class starts March 4, 2017. Join this unique experience and quilt with others from around the globe! Make new friends and share your progress. Stars and Stripes Forever, is reinvented from a very unique design Ricky created when he was just starting to quilt. The design was actually lost for several years. It is a versatile quilt that offers an array of color options. Finishes at 62" x 68"

Class Example Image ONLINE VIDEO CLASS -  Only $9.95 
Class requires you purchase the pattern or the kit — sold separately at the Ricky Tims Store. Alternatively, if you previously purchased the pattern or acquired it via membership drive, that is all you need. The online class does not come with the pattern, so you will need it if you plan to join the fun.


Kit includes the pattern

This quilt is a throwback to a very unique design Ricky created when he was just starting to quilt. The design was actually lost for several years. It is a versatile quilt and can be made as a patriotic tribute quilt or simply a wonderful star-filled design made with your fabrics.

Take a close look and you will see that the points for the stars are nested in adjoining blocks so the stars are interlocked rather than separated into each block. The kit is available at or you can choose to use your own fabrics.

The class includes three video lessons and a three-part PDF with Ricky's newly revised version of the original pattern. The inaugural class begins on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The second lesson will post on Saturday, March 11, and the third and final lesson will post on Saturday, March 18.  After March 18, all three video lessons are available instantly. Don't worry if you get behind, the lessons permanently reside in your online account at Let's Quilt Together so you don't have to worry about losing them.

The kit which contains all the fabric for quilt top and binding is only available at The kit is sold separately from this online class. Ricky Tims hand-dyed fabrics have a unique suede-like texture with a lovely soft hand. They are approximately 44" wide. The fabrics are individually hand-dyed in the USA at the Ricky Tims dye studios.

color splash version The version of Stars and Stripes Forever shown here features the Color Splash colorway from the hand-dyed fabric kit. Quilt finishes at 62" x 68"

Kits are made to order.

January 7, 2017 — Pre-orders begin.
February 13, 2017 — Kits ship
March 4, 2017 — Class begins

Kit Includes:
6 Fat Quarters red:
Red Currant, Holly Berry, Cotton Candy, Red Hot Mama, Pink Passion, Bubble Gum 1.5
7 Fat Quarters orange/yellow:
Musk Melon, Sunflower Power, Dragon’s Breath, Papaya Punch, Tangerine Dream, Lemon Tart, Desert Wind 1.75
5 Half yards blue:
Skycycles, Blue Suede Shoes, Carribbean Queen, Anchors Away, Coconut Snowcone 2.5
1/2 Yard binding:
Pink Passion .5
3 Yards cream (stars):
Vanilla Bean

Kit purchased separately - includes pattern. $179.95, save $61.28 which is 25% off regular price.
The kit contains 9.25 yards of hand-dyed fabric and the pattern.

The Original Patriotic version

Made with Funky Scraps
scrappy variation


Fabric: Based on 42" wide fabric. 
7 Fat Quarters from an assortment of yellows
7 Fat Quarters from an assortment of reds 
6 Half yards or 12 fat quarters  from an assortment of blues.
3 total yards of cream or your choice for star fabric.
1/2 yard your choice for binding

Ricky suggests piecing with a medium gray, 50 wt. cotton thread for piecing.

Sewing Supplies
You will need rotary cutter, mat, and ruler along with other typical sewing supplies



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Included in the Class

3 video lessons
1 lesson download