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.
Twirling Stars is a Triangle Squares block. Cutting and sewing triangles causes piecing problems because at least one side of the triangle is always on the bias and vulnerable to unwanted stretching. In this class, learn the technique of using squares to more accurately piece blocks that contain triangles, hence the name triangle squares. You will learn the formula for what size squares to cut for the triangle squares and then you can create your own block patterns.
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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.