Friday, September 7, 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!
September Session — Y-Seam Construction
Love the look of y-seam construction, especially in hexagon quilts? Try the technique out on a small scale by building y-seamed 60 degree triangles. We’ll be using the kite template from Carolyn Forster’s book Hexagon Happenings to cut our pieces. After the blocks are built, it’s downhill from there — only straight seams to construct a quilt. A fancy look for moderate effort! Once you master the technique you’ll be able to use it to sew up the rest of the patterns from Carolyn’s book, as well as just about any hexagon quilt pattern! You’ll need your own copy of Carolyn’s book for complete pattern details, and if you love the technique, you might like Carolyn’s package of cutting templates too.
Component: 60 degree y-seam triangle
Quilts: Almost any hexagon pattern can be assembled with y-seams
Especially suited to: jelly rolls and bigger scraps
This class has a 5-day cancellation policy - Please Read
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