New classes starting soon! Introduction to Modern Quilting

I am really excited to make this announcement! Nancy’s is introducing a new series of classes, to be taught by yours truly: an introduction to modern quilting.

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This class series will cover the basics of quilt making, focusing on the construction of several basic quilt blocks, all with a modern bent. In each section, we will cover the following:

  • basic quilt math
  • piecing and trimming quilt blocks
  • assembling a quilt top
  • quilting on a sewing machine
  • plus! we will go over how to sew the quilted blocks into a throw pillow cover, including installation of an invisible zipper

Each three-week section will concentrate on a single, foundational style of quilt block, how to make it, and it’s versatility. It is amazing to see just how far one block will take you!

First up: the ever classic nine patch! Arguably the most foundational quilt block style, the nine patch utilizes techniques that are used for making everything from the smallest to the largest quilt.

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A throw pillow in a classic nine patch, made with five smaller nine patch blocks. It’s like Inception, made from patchwork.

The second section of classes will focus on the half-square triangle. This is one of my very favorite blocks for its cool, graphic style, plus it can be arranged in a million ways for very different effects. Well, maybe not a literal million 😉

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The versatile half-square triangle can be rotated to create a variety of patterns.

The third block we will explore is the log cabin. Another personal favorite, this block is versatile and provides techniques that are helpful for larger quilt assembly.

NSB - IMQ Log Cabin pillow

These log cabins have been arranged in the ‘fields and furrows’ style.

These classes will take place at Nancy’s Sewing Basket. Each section is $75 and includes all materials needed to create a black and white quilted pillow cover. As with our other sewing classes, we have sewing machines and a tool kit for students use.

Our first section of classes, the nine patch, will take place on Thursdays 8/13, 8/20, and 8/27 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Additional details, and our full class schedule through the end of 2015, can be found here.

Any questions? Let us know in the comments below!

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