Wed, Oct 23-Nov 6, 1-4pm (3 weeks)
Join Linda Voltz as she shares the art of Paper Piecing! Using this process, also known as Foundation Piecing, you'll create a single block project that can be a wall hanging or table topper. Skills learned in this session will enable you to tackle more complicated patterns with confidence!
Those skills include:
- fabric choice - both color and value
- the use of mirrors for auditioning fabrics
- measuring and cutting for accuracy
- the importance of organization and time management throughout the construction process
- seam matching
- border options, quilting and finishing
We'll begin with a small practice piece and then move on to the project. Sewing at home is a requirement in order to use class time efficiently. Students will need to bring their own machine to class.
Original pattern (shown in photo) is supplied by the instructor.
- Sewing machine, with 80/12 needle and open toe foot
- Pencil, eraser, and paper for notes (you may also take photos)
- Small, sharp, thread scissors
- Paper scissors
- Sturdy 4" x 6" postcard (one side can be glossy, the other must be matte)
- Small rotary cutting mat, 8-1⁄2 ” x 11” or larger
- Gridded ruler, at least 3 1/2” x 13”
- Rotary cutter with a sharp blade
- Neutral colored thread for your machine (tan, ecru, lt. gray)
- Quilt pins (thin shaft are a necessity for batik fabrics)
- Seam ripper or thread snips
- Small (short) Add-A-Quarter ruler (can be purchased from Linda at the first class session)
A limited number of ready-to-use fabric bundles will be available for purchase (at the first class session) for $20, or you may bring your own fabrics.
This block requires 1/4 yard pieces of 6 different fabrics:
- five of them should range in value - one light, three medium and one dark (they can all be prints, but the colors should go together)
- a very light, plain, background fabric (does not need to be white)
Fabrics do not need to be washed (this is a wall or table piece), but do need to be ironed.
If you have materials or other questions please contact Linda at email@example.com