Thursday, August 16, 2012

Swap Strips with Friends Again

Strip Basket Block

August 31, 10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor - Becky Stowers        Class Fee - $30

This month's quilt class at the Barn is a Table Runner made using strip pieced Basket blocks. The Basket block was inspired by a block in  Edyta Sitar's book, "Friendship Strips and Squares".  Instructions given out in class will cover how to make the Table Runner, but you will have enough strips to make blocks for a quilt if you prefer.

What you will need to bring:

Sewing machine

Rotary cutter and ruler


Fusible Web - for applique, if you will be doing raw edge applique. Becky likes to use Steam a Seam 2.


For strips:

Please bring four fabrics, 1/4 yd  x width of fabric, cut into 1.5"strips.  We will be doing a fabric exchange, and this will provide lots of variety for your basket blocks.

For Basket Background:

You will need 1/2 yd of fabric for the Table Runner.

For the Basket Bases

A selection of browns, 6" squares

For Stems and Leaves

Scraps of various greens

For the Setting Blocks:

You will need 1/2 yd contrasting fabric.

Sandwich - If you'd like to bring one (some snacks and drinks will be provided)

Reserve a spot in this class by email - click here to email Becky

Reserve by phone - 931-863-8362

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Here are some of the blocks we made in the Y Seams Class!  Such a fun day, and so interesting to see all the variations.