Do you love batiks? Do you love paper piecing? Or are you frightened by paper piecing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you. Join Kelly to create seasonal twigs---Fall, Spring, Summer, or Winter…it is your choice. Using the Tangled Twigs pattern, and techniques made famous by Judy Neimeyer, Kelly will help you make this paper pieced quilt. With the right tools and tricks of the trade, you will quickly create a beautiful paper pieced quilt. The supplies below are for a 42 x 56” quilt but you can make more or fewer blocks.
Supplies and PRE CLASS INSTRUCTION
Pattern: Tangled Twigs by Lizard Creek Quilting (available at Sew Much Fun ).
BLOCKS: Each block has two fabrics, one for the background of the block and one for the twig. Pattern uses 11 different fabrics. I used more. You can use the pattern amounts but if you do, note the designer has allowed for an extra inches (about 5-8” for most fabrics). She allowed for cutting mistakes! You could piece this extra fabric for your binding. ¼” yard will make enough background for about 2 blocks.
BACKING: Pattern says 4 yards. If you choose to piece background horizontally, 3 yards or 3 1/8 yards will be sufficient for long arm quilting.
High Quality Paper Piecing Paper. I recommend Carol Doak Foundation Paper available at SMF.
Add a Quarter Ruler. This is a must. Comes in various sizes but for this pattern, the 6” size is not long enough. I like the 12” size. The 18” size will work also. Do NOT get the Add a Quarter Plus.
Optional Notions but recommended.
Template plastic, a piece 3 x 12” works well. Template plastic provides a sturdy flat folding edge.
Quart size Ziploc bags (to stay organized).
Glue stick for paper. I use the UHU brand.
Glue pen for fabric.
Sewing supplies, including new sharp needle. Rotary cutter with new sharp blade and rotary mat. Mat can be 12 x 18” or rotating. Useful to sit next to sewing machine. Travel iron and small mat if you have one. I love the new wool ironing mats. Shop also has irons and ironing boards.
Sewing Machine in good working order. Extension cord if needed.
PRE CLASS WORK:
COPY on your foundation paper; 6 copies of Left Facing Twig and 6 copies of Right Facing Twig.
CUT: For 4 fabrics, cut 1 strip 3 ½” by WOF and one 4 1/2” by WOF (so total of 2 strips each from 4 fabrics, total 8 strips). Also cut 1 strip, 1 ½ by WOF, from 2-4 contrasting fabrics.
Questions: Contact Kelly at Kelly.Zellars1@gmail.com (please put Tangled Twigs in subject line) or call Kelly at 704-763-8041. I am happy to answer all questions before class on fabric choices, supplies, or pre class instructions.
|Fri, May 31, 2019 at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm|