Friday, March 2, 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!
March Session features Four- and Nine-patch Shortcuts
Did you know that you can compose four-patches from squares? And that you can sew them in pairs or in a big long endless chain? Quilting shortcut pioneer Billie Lauder started this technique with charm squares and we’ll follow her lead, and then expand to other sizes. This method of making four-patches gives you lots of variety for true scrappy happiness. Plus you can make nine-patches this way, too! You’ll learn how to apply sew-then-cut techniques to four-patches and spin the center seams as well.
Components: four- and nine-patches in your favorite size
Blocks: double- and triple-four patch
Quilts: Irish chains
Especially suited to: charm squares and jelly rolls
This class has a 5-day cancellation policy - Please Read
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