Extreme angles, sharp points, precision piecing, easy patch cutting, one-of-a-kind images and more are all possible with foundation paper piecing. In this design class, you’ll learn how to create foundations for everything from traditional blocks to pictorial quilts. We’ll start with foundation design for simple blocks then to more complex blocks — butterflies, flowers, animals and more. In the process, you’ll discover when paper piecing is the best piecing process for you, and you’ll design a block.
In the second half of the class, you’ll design a small pictorial quilt working from a photo or drawing you bring to class. Skills taught in the class will include:
Learning what does and doesn’t work when foundation piecing
Determining the number of foundations needed
Numbering foundations for piecing order
Labeling foundations and marking them for joining to other foundations
Making templates for cutting patches for on-grain piecing and efficient use of fabric
This is a technique class but you will take home foundation designs for your block and pictorial designs that you can piece at home.
A $15 supply fee is payable in class. This covers:
12” x 1” clear plastic graph ruler with ⅛” grid
Four sheets of 8.5” x 11” vellum paper with 8 squares/inch grid
Eraser that’s good on vellum
1 sheet of template plastic
2 sheets typing paper
1 fine-tip Sharpie
Permanent marker for use on the template plastic (better than a Sharpie and special ordered from the UK)
One Magic Eraser sheet
Use of instructor’s supplies such as colored pencils, larger vellum gird paper, and larger and smaller graph rulers.
Close to 20 pages of handouts, most in full color
Access to shared supplies: Grid paper and vellum larger than 8.5” x 11”, colored pencils, masking tape and longer and wider rulers