Category Archives: Our Workshops

Joseph’s Coat

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If you have been looking for your next piecing challenge and want to have fun using up your scraps, then join Pat Yamin for this especially creative workshop. Learn easy methods of sewing convex and concave curves. The piecing can be done by hand or by machine in class using a variety of scrap fabrics in light, medium and dark shades, or you can use only three colors of fabric to create an interlocking pattern. Pat will  give you hints and show you techniques for making your intersections meet and your blocks lay flat. This traditional pattern is a true classic that will greatly enhance your quilt collection.

Supplies:
Basic Sewing Supplies
Sewing machine with 1/4’’ foot
28 mm Rotary cutter with new blade
Cutting mat (if you have a rotating one, bring it)
Ruler 6’’ – 12’’
Sandpaper dots or Invisi-Grip from Omnigrid
Neutral color thread
Fabric: 2 1/2 yards of scraps for the triangle
1 yard of scraps for the melon or small print or solid fabric
Template: Joseph’s Coat acrylic template available for $16.95

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Magic Squares

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Also known as Diamonds & Squares, this traditional pattern gets a totally new look by adding a square to the patchwork pattern for an interesting visual quilt.  In  this  class you will be able to use your scraps and at the same time improve your piecing skills. The pieces are sewn together with straight seams – it is the gentle curve of the rows that adds dimension to the quilt. Join Pat Yamin for a fun class while learning many different techniques.

Supplies:
Basic sewing supplies
Sewing machine with ¼” foot
Neutral colored thread
28 mm Rotary cutter with a new blade
Cutting mat (if you have a rotating one, bring it)
Ruler 6” x 12”
Sandpaper dots or Invisi-Grip from Omnigrid
Fabrics: ¾ yard each of assorted lights, mediums and dark scraps, or choose
¾ yard of a tone-on-tone background color instead of the light scraps
Template: Magic Squares acrylic template available for $16.95

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Quilter’s Fan

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A favorite Kansas City Star newspaper quilt pattern from the 1930’s, Quilter’s Fan is perfect for learning hand-piecing or machine-piecing techniques as well as how to work with concave and convex seams. Discover the simple way to assemble 8” blocks with 16 blades that create traditional pinwheel centers. You can use light and dark fabric scraps, or even the feed sacks that were so popular in the 1930’s.

Supplies:
Basic sewing supplies
Sewing machine with ¼” foot
(Hand sewers need needles, threader and thimble)
Ruler 6” x 12”
28 mm rotary cutter with new blade
Cutting mat (If you have a rotating one, bring it)
Neutral colored thread
Sandpaper dots or Invisi-Grip from Omnigrid
Fabrics: Assortment of light and dark scraps of 100% Cotton fabric.
(charm squares have to be at least 6”in size)
Template: Quilter’s Fan acrylic template available for $14.95

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Spinning Star

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Looking for a new hand-piecing or take-along project? This one-patch design is a tessellated pattern that, when sewn by hand or machine, easily creates six pointed stars. Then use the same template again to form a floating background! Pat Yamin will be sharing her best tips and tricks for easy Spinning Star construction. Using bright fabrics for the stars will make them seem to float on the dark background.

Supplies:
Basic sewing supplies
Sewing machine with ¼” foot
Neutral colored thread
28 mm Rotary cutter with a new blade
Cutting mat (if you have a rotating one, bring it)
Ruler 6” x 12”
Sandpaper dots or Invisi-Grip from Omnigrid
Fabrics:  (30) or more bright scraps of 100% Cotton (at least 1/8 yards of each).
1/2 yard of assorted greens, navy or another dark fabric to make your stars pop!
Template: Spinning Star acrylic template available for $14.95

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