Foundation Pieced Sampler Quilt Top Workshop
Instructor: Laverne Farrar
Student Group/Skill Level: Adult - Beginner to Advance
Our 2019 Block-of-the-Month will be a foundation paper pieced sampler from the book Vintage Quilt Revival. These blocks are a modern twist on the traditional quilt blocks we have done in the past. There are 20 classic block patterns included in your provided book. We will be learning 12 in class for a large twin-sized quilt top. You will gain the skills needed to confidently finish the last eight blocks on your own to create a double/queen sized project. Knowledge of foundation paper piecing is a prerequisite for this class and your skills will improve each month.
Dates: Saturday, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, 2019, February 8, and March 14, 2020
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Phil’s Sewing Studio 400 E. 5th Street (across the street from Phil’s Sewing Machines)
Workshop Fee: $75.00 due at sign-up. The workshop fee includes the cost of the workshop, Vintage Quilt Revival book (a $27.99 value) and instruction. You will need to bring your own fabric and supplies, see list below. These should be purchased prior to the Workshop.
Seating is limited so please sign-up early. Please call Jill at 636-432-2146 to register for this workshop.
Please review the “Workshop Registration and Cancellation Policy” before signing up for a workshop.
Supply list: Note- If supplies are needed they should be purchased prior to the class. Highlighted items available for purchase at Phil’s, stop by and our staff will happily help you make your selections. We appreciate your support of our small business.
- coordinating thread and full bobbin for construction
- foundation paper sheets (June Tailor Perfect Piecing Foundation Sheets recommended)
- seam ripper
- rotary cutter
- straight pins
- temporary fabric glue
- fabric marking pen/pencil
- serrated tracing wheel
Fabrics: All fabrics should be starched and cut before the day of class. You will receive cutting instructions with payment for this workshop.
Solid or printed fabrics (the sample uses solids):
Minimum of 20 fat quarters or 1/4 yard cuts
For a less scrappy look:
Minimum of 10 - 1/2 yard cuts
Both quilt block styles will require:
4 yards of a back ground fabric
Setting and border options will be discussed in the month one section and will require additional fabrics.
Sewing machine* in good working order with accessories, full bobbin and new universal 80/12 needle. We have classroom machines available for use at no additional cost and invite you to try one. If you would like to use one of our classroom machines, please let us know prior to the workshop.
*If bringing and using your own sewing machine, must be familiar with it, know how to thread, wind & insert bobbin, select straight stitch, and insert new needle if necessary.