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Showroom Location:
713 Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

Phone: 760-739-8222

Showroom Location:
4606 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: 858-225-2739

SM Precision Paper Piecing w/Donna: Sampler Quilt

Always wanted to learn paper piecing but feel intimidated…this is a perfect class.  Paper piecing is a precision technique that allows a quilter to create perfect points that will come in handy for this amazing quilt Sampler. 
In this class you will learn: 

  •          How to precision cut your fabric pieces that are sewn to the foundation papers
  •          How to use the “Add a Quarter ruler”
  •          How to understand the foundation paper template and what the markings mean…step by step instructions
  •          Creating a color chart
  •          How to organize the project before sewing
  •          Chain piecing
  •          Curved piecing
  •          How to make bias

This is a 3 session (3 month) class but feel free to jump in at any time. Each class is a stand alone class. 

Detailed cutting instructions will be provided in class for all sessions. 

Session 1    Square in a Square – 6 blocks (page 18),  Pineapple – 2 blocks (page 26)

Session 2 -    Kaleidoscope – 4 blocks (page 32), New York Beauty – 4 blocks – (Page 39)            

Session 3   Basket- 4 blocks (Page 44), Flying Geese Border- 18 units (Page 25)

Bring the following supplies to each class: 

To prepare for Session 1 – copy the required number of foundation units onto newsprint or paper piecing paper (available through the shop)

  • Add a Quarter ruler – I recommend the newest version which is a 6” and 12” included in one package – these rulers have a beveled edge which gives extra accuracy when cutting
  • 3”x10” plastic template – heavy duty plastic
  • Schmetz Chrome 70/10 Microtex needles
  • Purple Thang – a great tool that can be used as a stiletto, and the essential tool to remove the foundation papers after the units are sewn
  • Fabric Glue – recommend Sewline – be sure it is fabric glue which is water soluble
  • Aurifil or cotton quilting thread 50 weight – taupe or light grey are good choices for paper piecing
  • Pins…I prefer short, thin pins or Flower Pins which have a flat head
  • Rotary cutter with a new blade….28mm size preferred 
  • Rotary mat
  • 6 x 12 ruler
  • Small travel iron and ironing mat
  • Small scissors…curved scissors are great for safe cutting of your threads
  • Shears – just in case
  • Plastic sandwich bags to organize your project
  • Tape
  • Small plastic basket for scraps
  • Sewing machine in good working order. 
  • 1” three ring binder with plastic sheet covers – to organize the pattern.
  • Fabric of your choice…this project is a “stash buster” but you will need to have extra yardage for your background, back, borders.  Use fabric from your stash and do a “scrappy” look or pick coordinated fabrics for a more planned look…your choice. 
  • Fabric required: (see page 46)
          2 yards total of a variety of light colored fabrics
          ½ yard total of a variety of medium colored fabrics
          1¼ yard total of a variety of dark colored fabrics
          ¼ yard inner border
          1 ¼ yard backing
          1/3 yard binding


Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Beginners and all level of quilters are invit
Materials Included:
$14.95 book: Paper Piecing with Alex Anderson and make sure you have all your supplies prior to the start of class.
You can register for any class in the store. If you are paying by credit card, you can register by mail or phone (858-225-2739, 760-739-8222). For a free class, you can send an e-mail to Please include your name, address, phone number, the name of the class and the time and date. The registration fee must be received to reserve your space. Most classes have a minimum number of students to run. If we do not meet the minimum of students three (3) days prior to the class, we will notify you that the class is cancelled. If your class is not held for any reason, you may transfer to another class or receive a refund. You may cancel for a full refund up to four days prior to the class. No refunds can be given within three days prior to the class.
Instructor Name:
Donna Johnson
Instructor Bio:
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SM Precision Paper Piecing w/Donna: Sampler Quilt

$ 45.00
Required book: $14.95 Paper Piecing w/Alex Anderson