Using the age-old technique of English Paper Piecing (EPP) and the hexagon shape, transform a portion of a much-treasured piece of fabric into something truly special. A piece of embroidery, an old hankie or a piece of plain fabric which can be beautifully quilted afterwards, can also be used. This technique is so versatile, that it can create a traditional piece, an ultra-modern one or any style in between. The options are endless! Your class sample can be used on its own as a cushion cover, bag side, journal cover or small wall hanging. More pieces can be made and used together in a quilt of any size. It can also be used as the centrepiece of a Medallion Quilt.
The compulsory kit contains sufficient paper templates for use in class and to take home
Fabric: o Fabric with a picture/embroidery/pattern not smaller than 10 inches x 10 inches. This can be a plain piece of fabric if you intend to quilt it beautifully afterwards. If you are using a scrap, please do not cut it to a 10-inch x 10-inch square, bring it as it is. o Piece of plain/marbled/mottled/batik fabric to match your picture fabric. This fabric must provide a contrast to your picture fabric and be at least 2 inches of WOF or 4 inches of a fat quarter
Thread: o Tacking thread of any colour but preferably a contrasting colour to your plain fabric. If your plain fabric is light coloured, please do not bring a dark coloured thread that may transfer its colour to yours, such as red. o Sewing thread colour to match your plain fabric. If you do not have an exact match, select a slightly darker thread rather than a lighter one. I like to use 100% cotton thread but any thread that you prefer to appliqué with is fine.
Hand sewing needles of your choice
Thimble if you usually use one
Appliqué pins (optional)
Cutting mat and rotary cutter with a new blade
Quilt ruler (6 inches x 12 inches or 6 inches x 24 inches)