Friday, July 6, 2018, 10:30 to 2:30 pm
Instructor: Marybeth O'Halloran
Happily Scrappy is series of workshops with prolific piecer Marybeth O'Halloran to help you sew down your scrap pile. Each session is a stand alone workshop, so sign up for one or two and register for them all - your choice. There will be plenty of tips, techniques and shortcuts for making easy components and blocks that you can sew in short spans of time, and before you know it, you’ll have a drawer full of finished tops. Then the next time someone in your family — or a friend or a neighbor — needs a quilt, you’ll be ready! Each workshop will focus on a particular component and you can bring your scraps and sew along if you like. Or if you’d like help with a project you’re already working on, bring that to sew on and I’ll get you going in the right direction.
For each session Marybeth will bring her die cutters and an assortment of dies that you’ll be welcome to use during class. Marybeth has found that if she has a pile of precut pieces next to her sewing machine, she is much more liable to make best use of her limited piecing time — try this technique out and see how well it works for you, too! These workshops are wonderful for beginning quilters who have rotary cutting experience and have mastered an accurate 1/4" seam and more advanced quilters will enjoy Marybeth's clever ideas and proven techniques for putting your scrapbag to work!
July Session — Half-Rectangle Triangles
Exploring the wonderful spiky world of half-rectangle triangles just got a lot easier with Rectrangles, the term invented by prolific quilter and pattern maker Pam Bono. This technique is an easy template-free way to get beautiful half-rectangle triangles of just about any size. These components make beautiful borders and also dress up simple blocks. Try the Lazy Ann block and see how simple a spinning star block can be! You might want your own copy of the book Rectrangles by Pam Bono to explore this technique further.
Component: half-rectangle triangles
Block: Lazy Ann
Quilts: border or sashing construction
Especially suited to: jelly rolls and strips of any width
This class has a 5-day cancellation policy - Please Read
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