Sunday, November 6, 2011

Newby Quilting Class Starting January 2012

Starting in January 2012, I will be teaching a class in beginning quilting at our church in Foresthill, CA.  We will start with the very basic Friendship Star Block and progress through the next 9 months learning new techniques and tackling more complex blocks.  In month 10 we will assemble and finish the quilt.  A tutorial will be posted here for each class with photographed step by step instructions for each block.  Included will be tips and techniques for accurate cutting, piecing and pressing.  If you cannot join us in person, I hope you will join us online and enjoy this class.  A Flickr site will be set up to post pictures of your blocks and finished quilts.

If you would like to practice your block each month and make one extra to send to us, we will put those together for charity quilts.  This is totally optional and not required.  Contact me if you would like to donate a block or a few, and I will provide you with a mailing address.

The finished quilt size will be 78" x 78", feel free to enlarge or reduce the patterns.

You will need some basic supplies to get started.  A sewing machine, thread, bobbin, rotary cutter, rotary cutting mat, 6" x 12" rotary cutting ruler, scissors, pins, a pencil or a "disappearing ink/mark-b-gone" pen.
Watch the sales, you can pick up a rotary mat, cutter and ruler in a kit for 1/2 off.  It will run you around $25.00.

Fabric:  Please use 100% cotton.  For the Friendship Star Block, you will need 2 fat quarters.  A fat quarter is 18" x 22".

Pattern and instructions will be posted January 1, 2012.

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