In this class, Mary Clark will teach students how to begin a Grandmother's Flower Garden project using modern English Paper Piecing.
English Paper Piecing (EPP) is an old quilting method of piecing hexagons or other shapes together to create a striking finished project. This method has traditionally used stiff papers, such as cardboard, to guide the fabric's shape while stitching. These papers then had to be removed when the hexagon was completed before the shapes could be sewn together to create a quilt.
The modern way to do EPP uses pre-cut shapes (usually hexagons but others are available) made out of a water-soluble fusible paper, which does not have to be removed and will safely dissolve into soft fibers after washing. This saves time and effort when creating your shapes!
Mary will show students how to fuse the fabric with the paper, cutting out the hexagons, the proper knot to use, and how to stitch the hexagons together into a flower.
Students will complete 1 flower of hexagons during class and leave with the skills needed to complete the project on their own.
GRANDMOTHER'S FLOWER GARDEN WITH MARY CLARK
Tuesday, September 19 from 1pm to 4pm OR 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$25 per person, plus supplies
Supply cost ranges from $25-$40 depending on the needs of the student
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Instructor: Mary Clark
This class has a limited number of seats and pre-registration is required, so sign up early to save your spot!