Happily Scrappy Paper Foundation Piecing

Happily Scrappy: Paper Foundation Piecing Class with Marybeth O'Halloran

Friday, October 5, 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!

October Session  — Paper Foundation Piecing

Love the sharp, precise look of paper foundation piecing but aren’t sure where to start?   Why not begin with a simple traditional block that Marcia Hohn has made available free on her Quilter’s Cache website.  Try sewing with different foundation papers, including freezer paper — a Judy Mathieson invention — to make it easier.  And her method’s bonus: there will be no paper to rip off once you’re done!  Add in Judy Niemeyer’s rough pre-cutting approach to help speed up your process, too.  With these techniques in your quilter’s tool box, you’ll be ready to tackle just about any paper piecing pattern that tickles your fancy.

Components: eight paper-pieced triangles

Block: Night and Day block by Marcia Hohn on Quilter’s Cache website

Quilts: Use blocks for runners, baby quilts, or as feature blocks in an alternating layout

Especially suited to: scrap oddments of all sizes

This class has a 5-day cancellation policy - Please Read

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