Jelly roll and charm pack class

Greetings everyone!

It has been a while since I posted a page.   I expect you have missed me! (joke!)

Yesterday I ran a class where most of the students were using a charm pack, a small amount of extra fabric and some more bold fabric for sashing.  It is a great class for beginners since there aren’t a lot of techniques to conquer – in fact, the hardest technique to learn is cutting using a rotary cutter.  Sewing a 1/4 inch seam also challenges those without a quarter inch foot.charm pack quiltThis charm quilt is really super and when they finish their quilt, they will send a photo to me to share with you.

With Storrington Quilters I have put together a project schedule for the year.  One of the students from last year’s Beginner courses, has offered to lead  the group in making a folded fabric, Christmas Tree for the October project.  Storrington Quilters are all looking forward to the morning and hope we can get a lot done in two and a half hours.

Other projects – we made kimonos in September, November will have a Christmas theme.  Skipping to January we will be making Prairie Points; February – Faux Chenille; March – Trapunto; April we will be making a Celtic Knot; May will be a Stained Glass Window cushion; in June we will be making a quick Elephant and lastly in July, I will surprise them with something very different.kimono quiltAbove is the Kimono Quilt that Storrington Quilters made a couple of years ago.  It’s lots of fun and no sewing required in making them, just in mounting them on background!

Saturday classes

I have scheduled a Sampler Quilt class for Saturdays, the 26th October, 9th and 23rd November.  Each day is a full day of learning –  and the goal is to teach both the techniques and the students to construct 2 blocks at least each day.  Students will also be learning about presser feet, needles, threads, colour play and tradional vs modern quilting.  Below is the Sampler Quilt they will be making.

kaf fas begBlocks that they will make are:  Nine patch, Rail Fence;  Ohio Star; Disappearing Nine patch; Card Trick block; Flying Geese Quilt Block  (it has another name as well, but can’t remember it).  The student has a choice to make a Granny‘s Fan as well.  All great fun.  Why don’t you come and join us!

Speak to you soon



4 thoughts on “Jelly roll and charm pack class

  1. I have been trying to make an Ohio star block with a charm pack and can’t seem to get the cut size for the center block. Can you provide? I am always too small or too large.

    • Hi Terrie
      You need to make the centre square 1 1/4″ smaller than 5″ if you want to use a charm pack. The centre square is 3 3/4″ square; the 4 corner squares are as close to being the same pattern as the charm pack lets you, and must be cut to 3 3/4″ as well. Take 2×5″ squares which are the same from the charm pack and a further 2 which contrast with those same squares but are the same fabric as well. Draw a diagonal on the lighter fabric squares. Take one of each fabric and place right sides together, sew a 1/4″ from the diagonal line on each side. Cut along the line. Press towards the darker side of your 2 half-square triangles. Draw a diagonal line on one side of the squares and With right sides togehter and seams snuggling into each other, sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the drawn line again. Cut on the diagonal line and you have two quarter square triangles which will be the centre square of the outside rows/columns of your Ohio Star block. Do the same with the other two squares left and sew together into the Ohio Star Block – each piece will be 3 3/4″ square to start and then the whole block will be 10 3/4″ square or 10 1/4″ finished when sewed to other similar squares. I think this is right!!! Try it and see!

  2. Dear Ann

    Have you had any bookings? Do let me know as you know I’m still interested.

    Take care


    • Hi Christine

      I have put some dates in the diary for the New Year for a Beginner Class. They start on Saturday 25th January and are alternate Saturdays for 8 sessions, finishing I think,just before Easter. The classes will be from 9.30 – 12.30. Does that sound interesting? Let me know if you are interested.

      Have a great Christmas,

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