Each month practice a different technique for making and quilting a block. Each quilted block will finish 12” square. Great opportunity for both beginner and non-beginner quilters to learn different quilt piecing techniques and have some fun and camaraderie doing it. This is not a project class but bonus instructions will be provided for how to join blocks together to make larger projects. For example, a quilted block can be made into a placemat or a tote bag; or several blocks can be put together to make a table runner, or a small quilt. Blocks can be duplicated and made into a larger quilt. Lots of possibilities.
Sashiko is a Japanese hand sewn running stitch that was traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or tears with patches. The traditional white cotton thread on the indigo blue cloth gives Sashiko its distinctive appearance. What we do today on a sewing machine gives the appearance of the hand-sewn running stitch when sewn with monofilament thread in the needle and regular sewing or quilting thread in the bobbin. The unique handlook stitch must be available on the sewing machine. Many machines that have built-in decorative and quilting stitches have this handlook stitch.
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Instructor: Susan Nelson
Questions about the class? Contact Susan by phone at 704-674-4391 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan has been sewing all her life making garments, quilts, slipcovers, home decor and more. She has been embroidering by machine since the mid-1980s. She is trained on Pfaff, Viking and BabyLock machines, is certified to teach Pfaff/Viking software, is a licensed Sulky teacher and has been published in THREADS magazine.
Bonus QAYG Instructions for making the quilted block into a QAYG placemat, similar to the one shown below, will be a handout to class attendees. QAYG = Quilt As You Go.
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