Thursday, December 27, 2012

Paper Piecing Workshop

The next meeting of the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild will be January 5th from 10:00-12:00 at the West Newbury Town Annex at 381 Main Street, West Newbury, MA.  The topic will be paper piecing, taught by Amy Friend.

I (Amy) was struggling to think of a block design for this meeting.  I settled on a sewing machine because I figured that everyone in a quilt guild should appreciate that subject!  I designed a block that is simple enough for the beginner with no curves or Y seams.  There are only 4 spots where seams need to meet.  But there is also enough detail to make the block interesting and to provide "teachable moments." 

I will send everyone in the guild the pattern. Please print it out and bring it to the meeting with you, along with your sewing machine, a size 90 needle, thread and your fabric selections.  You should also bring a couple of pins, a seam ripper and scissors.  It would be helpful to have multiple cutting mats, rotary cutters, irons and ironning boards.  If anyone is willing to bring theirs, it would be appreciated.

When you are selecting fabrics, look for prints that might have the name of a sewing machine that you could fussy cut. I didn't  have anything like that so I used stamps and printed "Janome" becuase that's what I own.

We will have refreshments at this meeting, coordinated by Robin Lent.

Also, bring your show and tell as usual!

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