You will be surprised how easy it is to make this complicated looking paper pieced wall hanging! Join us for a 4 hour class on beginner foundation paper piecing.
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before class starts to unload and set up your sewing machine, etc. We have lots to cover and want to be ready to go when class starts. Feel free to bring a snack/lunch.
Class participants will receive a 15% discount on class supplies.
Class Supply List:
-You will need to bring your sewing machine (don't forget your cord and presser foot) and basic sewing supplies.
-Rotary cutter, mat, and rulers- a 6" x 24", a 6.5" square, and a 1" x 6" or an add a quarter inch ruler
-Open toe or satin stitch foot
-Paper scissors and fabric scissors
-Sewing machine needles- 90/14 or 80/12 quilting
-Water soluble glue stick or fabric glue pen
-Small or flat-headed pins
-Roll & Press tool, optional BUT very helpful
-Book- Learn to Paper Piece by Nancy Mahoney
-Neutral sewing thread
-Foundation paper or newsprint
- 1 1/2 yards of dark for blocks, border, and binding
- 1 yard of light for the background
- 1/2 yard each light and medium fabric for blocks
- 1 1/8 yards backing
- 39 x 39 piece of batting
- Make 38 copies of the foundation pattern on page 39 of the book. IMPORTANT - Before making copies read the first paragraph on page 8- Paper Foundations.
- Iron all fabrics - starch heavily when ironing. This helps while working with bias edges. If using batiks- wash, dry and starch when ironing
- Follow cutting instructions on page 37. To keep fabrics organized, I suggest labeling each group of pieces with its measurements using a slip of paper or sticky note, keeping colors together on a paper plate. Then place all plates in a gallon size zip lock baggy. They will be easier to keep track and move pieces as needed.