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)

 

Fabric requirements: The design needs five (5) different fabrics and a background color. I have samples to look at, including student works. You will need ¼ yd pieces (or fat quarters) for all the fabrics except the border (which will be one of the 5) requires ½ yard rather than a ¼ . The backing and binding can be pieced out of the remainder of the fat quarters and ½ yard. We will be talking about color at the beginning of the class, so you can choose fabrics at the first class. Fabrics do not need to be washed.  During the class, please ask questions when you think of them - you don’t have to wait! Feel free to use your camera for memory help.

 

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

Skill Level:
Beginner
Instructor:
Linda Voltz

Beginning Paper Piecing 3 sessions

Cost:
$ 65.00