(Quilters should be able to stitch a quarter inch seam allowance)
This is a fun class where you can use your scrap fabric to create a colourful composition. Although the method used will be the same, no two quilts will look exactly alike. No templates will be used but only strip piecing and cutting with an inch ruler. Students will first cut strips to sew them together. These panels/bands will then be cut into triangles for the composition of the wall hanging. The newly-formed squares/triangles will then be pieced in rows to complete the overall design. Detailed and exact cutting instructions will be sent before the class to enrolled quilters. Paul’s example is 65 cm x 101 cm without borders and 84 cm x 121 cm with borders. Paul used 7 x 11 = 77 squares.
Fabric requirements: o Strips/scrap fabrics of any colour palette in dark, medium and light values – there should be a smooth gradation from light to medium-light to medium to medium-dark to dark to very dark shades – try to prevent a very “big jump” between shades o Plain sheet to pin finished triangles o Bring left-overs of strips with you to the class. We will need them to “fine-tune” the final composition o Extra fabric will be needed for 1 or 2 borders You can make the quilt as big or as small as you want, but maybe not smaller than 60 x 80 cm to ensure a good composition
Neutral thread (medium grey) or colours to blend with the colours of the chosen fabric
Long safety pins to pin pieces onto a sheet
Inch quilt ruler
Cutting mat and rotary cutter with a new blade
Machine needles: Universal 80/12 or 90/14, and 1 extra in case
Sewing Machine in good working order; o Quarter-inch stitch presser foot to stitch ¼ inch seam
Extension cord, 15 amp plug or adaptor, surge protector plug
Note: Precutting instructions will be provided after registration. Some pre-cutting of strips must be done before class.