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Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus is a great introduction to the Lonestar unit and other paper techniques used in many Quiltworx patterns. 

Class Title:         Christmas Cactus


Pattern:               Christmas Cactus by Quiltworx


Skill Level:            Experienced Beginner


Instructor:            Susan Sears


Special Notions:     12” & 18” Add A 1/4” ruler

UHU Glue stick or similar washable glue stick (Elmer’s)

                          SewLine, Bohin, Fons & Porter or similar brand fabric glue pen    & refills                        Microtex 70/10 or 75/11 needles

Flower head pins (I use the blue Clover flower head pins & yellow flower head pins)

                          Purple Thang or Stiletto

                          Scotch Tape

                          Stapler and Staple Remover

                          2 template plastic strips, 3” x 12” & 3” x 18”

Zippered plastic bags, 1 gallon size or larger used to organize units; (I use the 2-1/2 gallon size)

                          Large Paper Clips, about 50 (to help with organization)


Sewing Supplies:    Sewing Machine and accessories including your book

¼” foot for sewing accurate ¼” seams (a guided foot is not recommended)

50 wt neutral or gray thread to blend with fabrics, such as Aurifil


Straight pins

Seam ripper

6” x 24” Ruler or 3-1/2” x 12-1/2” Ruler or similar size

60 mm Rotary Cutter with new blade


Class Information:

Christmas Cactus pattern is a good experienced beginner quilt.  The sewing techniques that will be demonstrated include a Lonestar unit, paper pieced spikes border, veins and curved piecing.  Please read the pattern before class.  This is a three session class.  In the first class, we will review the pattern and template organization; and begin sewing the Lonestar units.   The 2nd class will be paper piecing spike units.  The last class will be catch up and assembly.  You will not finish the quilt in class but will learn the skills needed to finish it at home. 


I encourage you to use Quiltster to color your quilt.  Quiltster is a color design subscription-based software (it is accessed via the internet) for coloring Quiltworx patterns.  It is available from for a nominal fee.  If you decide not to subscribe to Quiltster, I can help you color your quilt using my copy of Quiltster.  Please let me know if you would like me to help you with your colors.  It will help if you have an idea of the colors that you would like to use in your quilt.  Once you have colored your quilt, Quiltster will give you a yardage table to help with fabric purchases. 


Thanks and see you in class!!  This is a FUN quilt to make!!!





Instructor Name:
Susan Sears

Christmas Cactus

$ 130.00

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