Quilting Skill Builder 3: Piecing, Sashing, Cornerstones & Troubleshooting
Instructor: Dana Bolyard
Tuesday, October 24
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: Adult (18 and up)
Experienced Beginner, must be able to thread a bobbin, sew a straight line and be comfortable with a sewing machine.
- Pincushion & pins
- Fabric for making practice half square triangles, nine patch blocks, curved units, and foundational paper piecing. (*please note the option to purchase these supplies from the instructor at an additional cost.)
- The studio is equipped with sewing machines, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Many quilts are made from a series of the same sized blocks joined together directly or with sashing in between. Having each block finish at the exact same size is crucial. In addition to precise fabric cutting, precise piecing is important to master. We’ll watch close up demonstrations of accurate piecing of simple nine patch blocks, half square triangles, and curved piecing and have plenty of time for questions and answers as well as hands-on practice. If time allows, students will get a demonstration of foundational paper piecing. Bring your own precut fabric to practice piecing techniques or pay a $25 fee to the instructor for precut supplies to practice multiple examples of each type. If purchasing from the instructor, please indicate prior to the date of the class to allow for prep time.
All materials are included with a $25 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.
*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.
Dana Bolyard is a modern traditional quilter who wrote "Imagine Quilts-11 Patterns from Everyday Inspirations" and has had her designs appear in numerous compilation books including, "Modern Baby," "I Love House Blocks," "The Big Book of Fat Quarter Quilts," and "The Big Book of One Block Quilts," all from Martingale Publishing. You may find examples of her work on her Instagram at @oldredbarnco.