Quilt Making: Half Square Triangles - Sun 4/7

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Quilt Making: Half Square Triangles - Sun 4/7

85.00

with Susan Chiappini of Arrow Maker Quilts

Sunday April 7th : 10am-2:30pm

Location: 442 Warren St.

Class size limited to 8

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Spend the afternoon learning the basics with local expert quilt maker, Susan Chiappini. If you can fill a bobbin, thread your machine and create a straight stitch you already have the skills of a beginner quilter.

The workshop will cover cutting, machine piecing, and pressing techniques for construction of modern and traditional patchwork. The class will focus on half square triangle blocks which can be used in a number of different quilt top patterns.

Students will learn the basics of piecing together a quilt top the first step of all quilting projects.

Skill level requiredAdvanced - Beginner. Students must bring their own sewing machine and have a basic knowledge of how to use it and have a few simple projects under their belt.

Sustenance: Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Supplies to bring:

for making the blocks:

your own sewing machine in good working order
fabric: 1 yard each of two coordinating fabrics in quilting weight cotton or linen OR a combination of large(ish) scraps to equal approximately 2 yards fabric
thread: neutral color - light grey or off white - all purpose sewing machine thread in 100% cotton
basic sewing kit: pins and pin cushion, scissors, seam ripper
cutting tools: medium size self healing cutting mat 18” X 24” (or larger), 45mm rotary cutter, clear grid ruler 18” X 4” or 6.5” X 24.5” ; non-slip preferred but not necessary

Supplies for quilting the blocks *optional - there may not be enough time to reach this step*

fabric: 1 yard muslin
batting: 1 package craft or throw size batting
sewing machine accessories: walking foot and free motion foot attachments for your machine if you have them. If you don’t have these it’s not a problem.
thread: all purpose thread in 100% cotton in neutral color (same spool as in block making will do)
hand quilting supplies (needed only if you want to learn hand quilting): hand quilting thread in neutral color, size 7 or 8 hand quilting needles sometimes labeled as betweens, thimble (Susan’s favorite is the coin thimble made by Clover).

Susan Chiappini, of Arrow Maker Quilts, is a self taught quilt artist living and sewing in the Hudson Valley by way of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. She has been sewing since age of 15 and sees quilt making as a domestic art that brings beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces into everyday living spaces. A scientist and naturalist at heart, Susan enjoys hiking, reading and pickling in her spare time. In 2019 she plans to learn to brew hard cider. Cheers!