This class is fun on so many levels! It was inspired from Melissa Averinos new book, "Making Faces in Fabric". (NO you do not have to be a portrait artist!) We will create a simple (funny) face on the first day using fabric collage techniques, unique fabrics and lightweight fusable. Then on the second day we will machine quilt all the details such as eyelashes, cheeks, hair, etc. If you have taken Susan's Machine Quilting Classes this is a great addition to improve those skills. If you don't want to bring a machine to quilt, you can work on another face the second day. It is easy to create a face if you don't have to make it look like anyone special. Just play and have fun with it!!! These could be made into tote bags, placemats, small wall hangings, pillows and more! This will be a no stress day of playing with fabric and threads! It's like eating potato chips! You can't make just one… These faces are not to be taken too seriously, they are just for fun! Melissa Averino's book "Making Faces in Fabric" required.
Great scrap quilt! Looks hard but it's really easy to do with some clever piecing and positioning! The "Trick" is to have lots of bright prints to choose from. I used floral and polka dots scraps by Riley Blake. The original pattern used Kaffe Fassett You will need to think outside the "box" on this one. ."All Stacked Up" is not your tradition quilt pattern. Pattern Cost - $5.00 Quilt size 64 x 72 Block size 8 1/2"
A new take on the tradition Double Wedding Ring design…no curves! Very stash friendly. This one uses 1 1/2" (cut size) strips of the colors.
I used 105 different colors/prints in this sample. Use more or less-whatever you have on hand. You can choose to use one background or mix it up…I used 12 different beige prints but kept the value very close.
Several sizes included in the pattern. Only requires a basic ruler-6" x 24" or something similar. This is very simple piecing but there is a lot of sewing.
Confident Beginner-Advanced. Pattern Black Cat Creations $10.00 + tax and postage
You will take a jelly roll or fat quarters of your choice and choose a light and dark strip and make a beautiful quilt.
This Hexagons Pinwheel quilt will be a fun to make and very colorful. You will learn to make these hexagons and they go together easily.
Pattern will be provided by the teacher for a small fee.
The Appaloosa bag is a medium-sized bag and features a unique accordion divider on the inside which provides plenty of separate storage space for all your essentials. The flap features a magnetic snap or twist lock closure. The strap is adjustable as well. Great bag to make for yourself or give as a gift. Learn about hardware installation techniques that can carry over to other projects. Ready to try out some cork? This is a great bag to learn about the versatility of cork. Finished size: 10 ¾" long x 7 ½" high x 4" deep. Appaloosa bag pattern by Sew Sweet Sweetness $9.00
Don't be intimidated by the curves in this Urban Nine Patch! Quick Curve Ruler will make you a PRO at curves! This quilt is a fun new twist on the traditional nine patch! It also gives you the look of a wedding ring quilt. You can find the pattern ($12) and ruler ($25) at SewKindOfWONDERFUL.com. This ruler also is a square up ruler and has many other uses. I will send you cutting directions. Let's have fun at the PARTY!!
I love traditional 2 color quilts. It's easy to pick out the fabric and they leave you lots of glorious space for quilting. This block is comprised of several basic construction units. We'll make flying geese, 1/4 squares, and "flippy" corners. We'll even do a little bit of template work for good measure. I will send you precutting instructions so that you can just sew for two days. Everything can be cut with a standard ruler, but if you have the "B" set of templates from Marti Michell, that will make some things easier. (You won't need it until class, so you can pick up a set there if you decide you need too.) There will be an $8 dollar pattern fee.
Fidget Spinner -this quilt would look great with all one color background and multi colors in each block or you could use all the same fabric for the blocks with different backgrounds. The block looks like a lot of work but it is not that hard and it gives you a lot of movement. Pattern calls for Fat Quarters which we all have just waiting to be used. Finished quilt as the pattern calls for is 80 X 80 Alter that by how many blocks you make.
Pattern "Figet Spinner" by Kelli Fannin Quilt Designs required.