I made my first quilt in 1992 but became obsessed in 2012, challenging myself to stop making quilts with patterns. I enjoy using most every piece of fabric and consider myself frugal; using even the smallest pieces has influence the way I design and work. I made my first leftovers quilt in 2016 and have made 13 of various sizes, you could say it’s addicting.

During class we will begin the process of constructing a leftovers quilt, aiming to finish the first 12 inches by the end of the day. A twelve-inch block might seem like a small accomplishment, but this is with tiny piecing, if you decide on larger pieces your block will grow larger more quickly.

Techniques we will review:
Sewing tiny
Preventing thread tangles
Keeping blocks square and straight
Planning alternate designs
Pressing and squaring



Supplies:
Basic Sewing Essentials
Sewing Machine
Small Cutting mat and rotary cutter
Long Ruler and Cutting squares:
I use and recommend 4.5 and 12.5
Small iron and pressing mat

Fabric:
Bring several selections of printed and solid fabric, and many small scraps, a bit more than you’ll need to have a variety of options to play with, bring both scraps as well as some larger yardage.

Just for fun: Bring the leftover fabric from your most recent finish.


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