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Block Mania - Getting to know Quilt Blocks


This is a GREAT class for the Beginning Quilters or quilters that have been quilting for a bit but are ready to try new blocks.   Each month, there will be a featured block to get you comfortable with construction of that block.  Most quilt patterns are made from a few basic blocks which we will be discussing in this series. Just think about how this will help you?   When you see that favorite pattern and you see the block you have worked with, you will feel confident you can construct that pattern.     

During each class, you will be discussing:

  •         Quilt block history,
  •         Cutting the individual fabric pieces
  •         Piecing and sewing the block together. 

 

This will be a great way to build your quilting skills, where you get experience in a class environment for creating these blocks, have a great time sharing tips for improving your sewing skills and potentially learn about your machine as well. 

 

As the class continues, it will be a good time to share tips and tricks for cutting fabric more accurately with your rotary cutter and rulers, how to square your blocks and what works for creating that perfect quarter inch seam and how to press your seams.

 

And the most exciting part of this class, is you won't just have news skills and blocks at the end, but you will have a Sampler Quilt when you are done that you can use and enjoy.

These are the blocks you will be constructing:

- Disappearing 9 patch
- Flying Geese
- Square in a Square
-  Half Square Triangles
-  Bear Paw
-  Log Cabin


While coming to every class is beneficial, it is not required.  They are all priced individually but to have a project at the end, we suggest you attempt to make each class. 

What to Bring:

Sewing Machine

Thread

Scissors

Pins

Seam Ripper

¼” foot

Rotary Cutter

Mat

Ruler 2 ½ x 12” or 3” x 18”

Erasable Marker - Frixion Pen

There may be some very useful rulers that are discussed during the different sessions.   These rulers are meant to make your job in creating these different blocks easier.   The list above is what to bring each month, Cathy will introduce you to new rulers as you move through the series

Fabric Requirements:

5 Fat Quarters and 3/4 of the background (white) will complete all 6 blocks.    Use colors of your choice!


There must be at least 4 students sign up for this class for it to proceed.   If we do not reach this minimum, a refund in the form of a store credit will be issued.  If you need to cancel last minute, please call the store.   We will do our best to provide instruction for you if you must miss a class.   This class if the solid foundation you need to move ahead with handling different quilting blocks.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This class is beginner friendly but all skill types can join in for the fun
Materials Included: none
Instructor: Cathy Alfrey
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  • (309) 485-1010
  • 216 N. Shiner St.
    Hudson, IL 61748
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