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Tangled Twigs



Do you love Kaffe fabrics or colorful batiks?  Join Kelly to create your own unique twig quilt.  Using the Tangled Twigs pattern, we will cover the best techniques to enjoy paper piecing this quilt. With the right tools and tricks of the trade, you will quickly create a beautiful paper pieced quilt.  You will be surprised how far you get in class!  This is a stress free technique with beautiful results.

The supply and pre class homework are provided below for both the larger FALL TANGLED TWIGS and the wall quilt, “KAFFE TANGLED TWIGS.”  Be sure to use the instructions for your choice.

Supplies for BOTH Fall and Kaffe Tangled Twigs:

Pattern:  Tangled Twigs by Lizard Creek Quilting (available at SMF). Every student must have their own copy.

REQUIRED Notions:

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.

Glue stick for paper.  I use the UHU brand.

Glue pen for fabric.

Optional Notions but recommended.

Template plastic, a piece 2” x 12” or  3” x 12” works well.  Template plastic provides a sturdy flat folding edge.

Quart size Ziploc bags (to stay organized).

Sewing supplies, including new sharp needle. Rotary cutter with new sharp blade and rotary mat. Small mat or rotating mat. Useful to sit next to sewing machine. Travel iron and small ironing 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.

 

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.


 

SUPPLIES FOR FALL TANGLED TWIGS (this is the batik sample)

 

 Supplies and PRE CLASS INSTRUCTION

Fabric:

The fabric requirements below are for a 42 x 56” quilt but you can make more or fewer blocks.  Note you can change your colors to be any season or “no-season.”  I am working on a winter version!

BLOCKS: Each block has two fabrics, one for the background of the block and one for the twig. You can use a fabric as the twig in some blocks and as the background in other blocks. In other words, mix them up!  Pattern uses 11 different fabrics. I used more. You can use the amounts shown on the pattern 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.

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. 

 

SUPPLIES for WALL QUILT (Sample made with bright KAFFE fabrics)Kaffe Twigs

This quilt (26” x 32”) is made with 9 blocks separated by a 1 ½” finished sashing and 3” finished border

Fabric:

BLOCKS: Each block has two fabrics, one for the background of the block and one for the twig. The Tangled Twigs pattern uses 11 different fabrics for 49 blocks, but this quilt has only 9 blocks plus sashing so you need to adjust your fabric amounts for how many blocks you plan to make.   ¼” yard will make enough background (this is the red florals in my quilt) for about 2 blocks. The Twig portion is made out of a 1 ½” strip and can all be the same or different.  ¼ yard will be plenty but I chose to use contrasting scraps.

SASHING and BINDING: 3/4 yard.  This is for a fairly narrow binding.

BACKING: 1 yard is plenty for the small wall quilt.

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. 

Skill Details:
All Levels
Instructor Name:
Kelly Zellars

Tangled Twigs

Cost:
$ 50.00
All Levels
Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm