Sewing Machine (don’t forget cords/pedal)
Long ruler (24” or longer)
15” square quilter’s ruler
Large Cutting Mat (We will be making blocks 15” square)
Rotary Cutter Scissors Pins
One Yard Flannel or batting for a design wall
Roll of Painter's tape
Total of (6) yards or more of solid fabric or small scale prints (FQs are fine). Please no large scale prints. I usually have about (6-9) different fabrics, but you could use just two fabrics to make a binary quilt.
If color is hard for you please check out some ideas here. We’ll be designing improvisationally in this workshop. Our goal during class is to understand block construction. Blocks can easily be added later to enlarge your quilt size. Fabric here is an estimate so that you can happily create and play in class. FYI, just like cookies, more is better. Just sayin:)
Please let Katie know if you have any questions.
Materials and homework questions: SewKatieDid.com
Improvisational Strip Piecing Workshop
Join author Katie Pedersen, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts, in refining your improvisational quilting skills in this modern quilt block workshop.
By merging one construction method with multiple string piecing techniques we’ll simultaneously create large string blocks and mitered log cabin blocks that appear both chaotic and controlled. Design one quilt or two with your blocks.
We’ll touch on fabric options, placement and the unlimited design potential to make a finished original quilt. Katie will have multiple inspiring examples of how you and these quilt blocks can play together.
All level of sewists welcome.
QUALITY SEWING AND VACUUM Directions
Located in Seattle Lighting Plaza 10876 Myhre Pl. NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10 am to 4pm
Price of Workshop: Members $65 Non members $85.
Registration Questions: Kathy Ockuly
Registration at Brown Paper Tickets
Prior to class you will need to cut strips from your fabrics. Strips should be somewhat consistent-width and wedge shaped.
Cut the Strips:
Fold the yardage in half ONCE, matching the selvedges and square up the top edge. Cut a variety of consistent-width strips that measure between 1” to 4.5”, we’re improvising here so it doesn’t have to be exact.
To cut an angled strip place your ruler at the desired angle and cut along the ruler’s edge, again between 1” and 4.5” in width.
Cut the strips in half at the center fold to yield (2) shorter strips of about 21”. Their shapes should look like the photo below.
Cut a total of (3) strips from yardage and/or cut (6) strips from FQs along the longest edge.