This novice class starts from the basics -- preparing, measuring and rotary cutting fabric perfecting the elusive 1/4" seam and pressing . It will then lead you through the process of making a sampler quilt that can be as funky or traditional as you like. You'll make a variety of traditional pieced blocks, along with some applique, and they'll all be assembled into a quilt top that you'll be proud to display as your first ever quilt. But not your last! Level: Novice This class requires weekly homework.
All of the supplies listed below are available at Quilty Pleasures. If you have any questions about the fabric and/or supplies required, just ask us and we'll be happy to help. We are happy to offer a 10% discount on fabric for the class and a one-time 20% discount on class supplies such as rulers.
Pattern: Will be distributed at your first class
Fabric: Avoid directional and geometric prints
Border, main, and binding: 1.9 m
Light background print: 1.5 m
(5) Coordinating fabrics: 0.5 m each
Frames: 0.9 m
Sashing: 1.2 m
Posts: 0.2 m
Note: Sashing and post fabrics can be chosen once blocks have been created.
Steam-A-Seam II Lite fusible web: 0.25 m
Tear Easy stabilizer: 0.3 m
Sewing machine in good working condition, with all accessories, new needles (Microtex 80/12), and manual. Don't forget your power cord and foot control;
1/4" foot (Please bring your machine in to the store before the course begins so that staff can fit your machine with the proper foot, or order one for your machine, if needed).
Thread: 100% cotton 50-wt (Konfetti) in a neutral colour;
Rotary cutter (45 mm) with new blade;
Cutting mat (must be at least 22" in one direction - for use at home, do not bring to class)
Acrylic ruler: 6.5" x 24.5" (SKU 1093679);
12.5" square ruler (SKU 109588);
6.5" Ruler (SKU 109596);
Quilter's Magic Wand (SKU magic)
Mary Ellen's Best Press (SKU 14225);
Basic sewing kit: Seam ripper, awl, thread snips, etc. As the course progresses, you may need other notions which will be discussed in class.
Before class: Please wash (cold water) and dry (perma press) all fabrics before class. Do not over-dry or the wrinkles will set! Iron with a light spray of Mary Ellen's Best Press. We will discuss further pressing during the first class