This is a great class for the confident beginner who is ready to work on more accurate piecing. The block includes the most common piecing techniques that you will encounter in many designs – quarter square triangles, half square triangles, attaching triangles to squares, accurate seam matching and the dreaded (yet simple) “Y” seams. Make a single block, string several together to make a cute table topper, or stitch a whole quilt. The pattern is included in the class fee.
You don’t need to buy a pattern; it’s included in the class fee and includes directions to make a whole large quilt if you like.
In class we’ll be focusing on making a single block. For this, you can use scraps or fat quarters. Although you can use fewer fabrics, I recommend that you use the number of fabrics that I have used in the class sample so you can use color to help you keep the various pieces straight – that’s 5 different fabrics. The largest single piece you need is about 8” square but some pieces require multiples.
If you want to make the table topper in the picture above, here’s what I’d recommend:
6 fat quarters for the bright colors – I used red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple but you can use anything!
Scrap or fat quarter of dark fabric – that’s the center square of each block
1 yard of background fabric – that’s the grey Moda Grunge
Sewing machine with all the usual supplies including a quarter inch foot. I recommend a size 80 needle for piecing. For thread, I recommend Aurifil– any neutral color.
Rotary cutter & quilter’s ruler – Bring your favorite ruler for cutting and be sure you put in a new blade in your rotary cutter!
Marking pencils – bring one that will mark on dark fabrics & one that will mark on light fabric.
All your favorite sewing notions such as pins, scissors, tweezers, seam ripper, etc. I also recommend that you bring a bottle of Mary Ellen’s Best Press.
Pre-class preparation: None!
Any questions? Email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text to (520) 247-1359.