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 New Workshops!

Consider one of these companion workshops to go with my new Big Block, Small Block lecture!

NEW! “Charming Baskets” (Small block) Students will start with a charm pack of 5" pre-cut squares and learn to make tiny 3" basket blocks using piecing and fusible applique techniques. 3 hour or 6 hour options.

NEW! "Charming Logs" (Small block) Students will start with a charm pack of 5" pre-cut squares and learn to piece accurate 3 1/2" Log Cabin blocks. 3 hour or 6 hour options.
NEW! "Jam Squares" (Large block) Students will start with a package a 2 1/2" pre-cut strips and learn to make beautiful 22" blocks. 3 hour or 6 hour options.
COMING SOON! "It's Magic!" Learn 5 ways to use the Magic Triangle Ruler and end up with a small sampler quilt. 6 hours.

COMING SOON! "Random Block Sampler" Students are invited to bring sets of mismatched blocks in different sizes to make into a stunning sampler quilt.

“Straight Stitch Machine Embroidery” Replicate redwork embroidery in a fraction of the time using any straight stitch sewing machine, even a Featherweight! For the class project we will start with pre-printed embroidery blocks (students may choose animals or flowers). 3 hours.

“Back Basting Hand Applique” The topic of my book, Back Basting Applique Step by Step, this hand appliqué, needle turn technique introduces students to the basics of back basting applique while learning to add a curved accent border. 3 hour option includes borders and the basic technique. 6 hour option includes additional instruction for adding reverse appliqué, layered appliqué, fine points, curves and much more while students begin the center appliqued sunflower design on a small 15″ x 15″ project.

“Back Basting by Machine” Machine appliqué using a narrow zig-zag stitch on your machine – without freezer paper or fusible! A machine with an adjustable zig-zag stitch is necessary for this workshop. 12″ x 12″ block. 3 hours or 6 hours.

Just Solids – Workshop

Pineapple Log Cabin Color Wheel Using Marti Michell’s pineapple log cabin ruler, make a color wheel with solid fabrics. Most students will complete the 17” top in the workshop. 3 Hours. Kit available with the ruler (kit contains 50 different gradated shades of solid fabric.)

“It’s all in the Sashing” Learn my system of fitting sashing and cornerstone settings to any size blocks. Students bring their own completed blocks and ‘try on’ sashing options. They will learn to build cutting charts, calculate yardage and begin sewing their own projects in the 6 hr workshop.  $5/student fee for handouts. Also available as a two day workshop. This workshop is now a Craftsy Class!


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