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Happily Scrappy Partial Seam Construction

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Happily Scrappy: Partial Seam Construction Class with Marybeth O'Halloran

Friday, August 3, 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!

August Session — Partial Seam Construction

Ever wonder how those impossible-seeming endless seam blocks get their start?  Right in the middle, of course!  By beginning with a half-seam and then ending by finishing the first seam, there’s no end to the fancy blocks — and quilts you can build.  Sew the simple square dance block or my more complex octagon star block to try your hand at this super-useful technique.

Component: quarter-square halves, four-patch

Blocks: octagon star, square dance (die cut)

Quilts: Herringbone braids, Montana Cartwheel (cascading partial-seam construction)

Especially suited to: just about any size scraps

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

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