Festive Star Patchwork Workshop - Thursdays 12/3, 10 & 17, 6-9pm
Being at home during this pandemic has not always been tons of fun, and it's really important to continue to distance ourselves in an effort to keep each other safe. But! That doesn't mean we can't still have sewing & quilting classes, and enjoy our sewing community! Please join us to make this fun project, while supporting two small businesses, and have a blast doing it!
Learn to sew these cute, minimal Star Patchwork blocks to brighten your home this holiday season! You will create either a mini quilt, table runner, wall hanging, or quilt, depending on how many blocks you wish you to make.
We chose this project especially because it's perfect for both beginners* and experienced quilters. The blocks come together in a basic 9 Patch grid, with 4 off-center point units, which are constructed much like flying geese, if you've done those before. It's a great skill builder!
The pattern we will use is the No Point Stars pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew! It's a free pdf download, which you can find here.
This class will meet on Thursday December 3, 10 and 17, from 6-9pm. Think of it as your weekly holiday festivities this year. Ha! We will have lots of fun!
In the first class I will show you how to make the blocks, in the second class you'll learn how to baste the top, batting and backing, and machine quilt, and in the third class I will show you binding. If you choose to make a small patchwork, you can work along with me. If you'd like to make something larger, you can work at your own pace and have the benefit of seeing all the steps.
Price is $105 for the 3 evening class. Fabric is not included.
Fabric: You'll basically need one fat quarter per block, so 3 fat quarters to make 3 blocks, more if you'd like to have more color choices. For a look similar to the sample in the photos, you'll need 6 fat Quarters and a yard of this Essex Linen.
See the quilt pattern for fabric requirements for a crib, throw, twin, queen or king size quilt. (King size quilt?! Don't et that scare you. It's totally possible, and a great way to spend the winter!)
What you'll need:
- sewing machine
- fabric for backing and binding, and batting based on size top you want to make
- cotton thread, we recommend white or gray
- rotary cutter, acrylic ruler & cutting mat
- Best Press or other starch
- 1/4" presser foot (optional, but recommended)
- thread snips
- iron & large ironing surface
- Zoom downloaded on whatever devise you plan to use for the class
If you need assistance with sourcing tools, becoming familiar with Zoom, or any other questions, please email Mary firstname.lastname@example.org, she'll be happy to help!
*For advanced beginners, it's important for you to have experience equivalent to our Absolute Beginner Sewing class to participate. Your skills should include familiarity with working with the grainline of fabric, accurately cutting, piecing with a 1/4" seam allowance, and pressing. This pattern will help you sharpen your cutting skills, and introduce you to different methods of stitching before sub-cutting.
*For those who know how to use a machine, but do not yet have quilting experience, contact Mary to see about an online private lesson so she can familiarize you with how to use a rotary cutter and ruler, working with the grainline of fabric, accurately cutting, piecing with a 1/4" seam allowance, and pressing to get you up to speed.
Pre-registration is required, and spots are limited. We encourage you to sign up asap, so that we can get everything to you in time.