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Sampler Quilt - Beginner Next Steps

Everything beginner quilters need to succeed!  We will learn some of the basic building blocks that so many quilt patterns use - half square triangles, flying geese, 9-patch, log cabin, and correct border application.  We will make the Sampler Quilt from Alex Anderson's Start Quilting book, which will give you a good foundation for starting on your quilting journey.  You will need to purchase the book if you did not do so already when you signed up to take our Rail Fence Beginner class.

Class will be held in two consecutive weekly full-day sessions.

This class is for the beginner who knows how to use a sewing machine.

The classroom will be equipped with:

  • Sewing machines (no need to lug your machine to class!)
  • Ironing boards and irons
  • Cutting mats
  • 24" X 6" rulers
  • 9-1/2" X 9-1/2" rulers

Students will need to supply the following items.  It is highly recommended that students purchase their supplies from High Sewciety Boutique so that we can help you choose the proper fabrics that coordinate beautifully so that you have a finished product that you love. We have also hand selected quilting tools that we feel have beneficial features that will minimize frustration and ensure a positive experience. Class students will receive a 20% discount on all products purchased before class or the day of the class.

  • 1 yd quilting cotton focus fabric for outer border
  • 1/3 yd each of 12 different fabrics to coordinate with focus fabric for blocks
  • 1/4 yd fabric for inner border
  • 3/8 yd fabric for binding
  • 1-1/4 yds fabric for backing
  • batting at least 43" x 43"
  • Coordinating thread
  • Rotary cutter with extra blades
  • Fabric scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Pin cushion or magnetic holder
  • Seam ripper
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Reading glasses if you need them to see close up
  • Sack lunch - a refrigerator is available for student use

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Need to know how to use a sewing machine
Instructor: Cathy Dale
Instructor Bio: Cathy just loves everything quilting but loves even more teaching others to quilt. Her quilting journey began when a friend asked her to take a beginning quilting class. She never turned backed and found ways to quilt while working full-time outside the home. She took as many classes as she could in her free time. Cathy has been quilting for over 20 years and has learned a few shortcuts over the years to simplify some processes. She has done applique, paper piecing and art quilts, but her love is in traditional and modern quilts. Come learn to quilt with her. Her excitement is contagious!

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.