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Class - Strip Quilt As You Go - by Michelle Wyman

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Strip Quilt As You Go - by Michelle Wyman
Workshop Saturday, October 19th (10am-4pm)

We will be using Gail Abeloe’s easy, beginner friendly technique to piece together strips of fabric onto foundation squares of batting for a quick and fun quilt. Once the blocks are sewn together, a backing piece is added and quilted to the top. I will show you how to bind your quilt (demoing both machine and hand sewn method techniques) and voila! You can choose to make a lap sized quilt, wall hanging or table runner. A great way to use up scraps or favorite pieces of fabric that will result in a “fun and done” project.

Materials list for String Quilt-As-You-Go quilt from Gail Ableoe’s pattern

To make a 42” by 51” throw sized quilt:
30 squares of batting cut to the measurement of 8 ½” by 8 ½”
(Can be cut from a packaged batting size 45” by 60”)

4 yards total of various fabrics for strips. The strips should be cut in various widths: 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 2”, 2 ½”, etc. Lengths of the strips can start from 16” long to cover the diagonal center of the foundation batting square and cut in smaller lengths as you cover the square.

½ yard for the binding. Cut six 2 ½ strips by 44” or the length of fabric.

1 ¾ yards for the backing.

Sewing machine in good working order with a ¼” foot and a walking foot.
Thread, scissors, pins, rotary cutter, cutting mat and acrylic ruler for cutting your strips.
9 ½” square acrylic ruler for squaring and trimming your blocks.
Quilters’ basting safety pins

Optional: If you choose to make a boarder you will need to bring additional fabric and batting to create a boarder the width of your choice to extend around the edges of your quilt top.

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