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Class - Last Bits - By Fern Royce
Workshop - Saturday, December 7th (12-4pm)
This quilt began with the idea of using the ¾”-1” cut offs leftover from other string quilts. I cut a neutral colored square block diagonally and sewed a string strip through the center. Although my favorite part of making string quilts is using a wide variety of fabrics with no two blocks alike, I realized that these inserts were so small, repeats would be hard to detect. So rather than making 56 individual strips from tiny bits of fabric we will make slabs of 10” strings and cut them into strips varying in size from 3/4” (for the daring) to 1” – 2 1/2.”
The quilt sample is lap size: approximately 52” square. The 56 squares begin at 7.” They are sliced in half diagonally for the insert and then trimmed to 6.5” once the insert is sewn in.
Background Squares: For the lap size you will need a minimum of 1 yard. This can be one color or a combination of 3-4 colors (like the sample).
Inserts: scraps from small bits to strings or strips of fabric. These will be sewn together into 10” slabs of fabric then cut into strips of 1” – 2.5.”
Sewing machine in good working order - including foot pedal, cord and sewing manual. I recommend bringing at least one extra machine needle and a few extra bobbins wound and ready to go if needed.
Basic sewing supplies: thread, pins, scissors, seam ripper, etc.
Mat, ruler and rotary cutter (including a new blade and an extra). *Highly recommended: 8” or larger square ruler.
Bring a piece of flannel or batting that can be used as a design board in class and to transport your work home intact.
***Please mark all your supplies with your name or some identifying mark.