Hand piecing is relaxing and incredibly portable – learn this technique so you can take your creative quilting with you anywhere. This class will cover several methods of cutting, including fussy cutting, and how to baste your pieces – as well as ergonomic sewing that doesn’t fall apart. As you’re learning, make this fun ball – it’s only a few pieces so you’ll quickly have a finished project.
English Paper Piecing hexagon papers – you can use 1” or 1 ½”, your choice. These are available from Lyons Quilting.
English Paper Piecing square papers – same measurement as you chose for your hexagons, also available from Lyons Quilting.
Your favorite rotary cutting ruler. I recommend either a 12 ½” square Creative Grids ruler or a 6 ½” x 12 ½” Creative Grids ruler. Both are available from Lyons Quilting.
Fabric – fat quarters or larger scraps work well for this project. You can use all different colors or just a couple.
Hand sewing needle – I recommend Tulip Applique size 10, available at Lyons Quilting
Sewline Glue Pen – available from Lyons Quilting.
Not required but strongly recommended – SewTite magnetic pin – available at Lyons Quilting
50 weight sewing thread in colors that match your fabric.
Rotary cutter & fabric scissors.
Consider bringing your favorite thimble and needle threader.
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. If you would like help before class picking out fabrics, contact Mary to make an appointment. We will also have plenty of time in class to work on fabric and color choices.
We will be taking a lunch break – feel free to bring your lunch (we have a frig & microwave in the classroom) or we will also be ordering in from a local restaurant.
Any questions? Email Mary at email@example.com or call/text to (520) 247-1359.