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
- 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