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Beginning Paper Piecing 3 sessions

Skills learned will enable students to tackle more complicated patterns with confidence.

Class will start with a discussion about fabric choice and the use of mirrors for auditioning fabrics, then
work on measuring and cutting for accuracy, the importance of organization & and time use throughout the construction process, seam matching and finally border options, quilting and finishing. Sewing at home is a requirement in order to use class time efficiently.. Machines are available for student use, or may elect to bring their own.

Patterns are supplied by the instructor.

Supply List:

Pencil & eraser & paper for notes on patterns: you may wish to take photos

Paper scissors (thread snips are handy too)

Sturdy postcard (4 x 6 and/or 6 x 9) one side can be glossy, the other must be matte

Small rotary cutting mat (8 ½ x 11)

at least a 6 x 13 gridded ruler

Rotary cutter with a sharp blade

Neutral colored thread for your machine (tan, ecru, lt. browns or grays)

Quilt pins - thin shaft - a necessity for batiks

Seam ripper

Small Add-A-Quarter ruler (purchase at Beginnings if you don’t own one)

Non Permanent Glue Stick


Fabric requirements:
The pattern you will be working on is called Bonaventure. Six different fabrics are required. For one block you will need only a fat quarter for four of the fabrics and slightly more for two fabrics that will also be cut for the two borders.

You will be doing a practice block, or two, so bring some 4"- 5" scraps with good contrast to use for those. The fabrics may be random, do not need to match and the colors can be crazy- they are for practice. I recommend waiting until class to choose fabrics for Bonaventure, so that we can discuss placement, value and color. Fabrics for a wall piece do not need to be washed.

Note: Please make certain we have both a telephone number and email for you.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Instructor Name:
Linda Voltz
Instructor Bio:
Linda Voltz

Beginning Paper Piecing 3 sessions

$ 65.00