Learn how to machine-piece hexagons with precision and arrange blocks for maximum flow and balance. Participants will be able to finish most or all of a baby or lap-sized quilt top during the full-day workshop, though the quilt is easily expandable to larger sizes at home. This class is suitable for intermediate quilters, or confident beginners who have taken a quilting 101 class and can sew a consistent 1/4" seam.
This quilt was originally designed by Cotton+Steel designer Rashida Coleman-Hale and adapted with permission by Kim Kight to use the Hex N More ruler by Julie Herman/Jaybird Quilts). Free instructions provided but students are encouraged to purchase the Hex N More ruler.
This class will be taught by fabric designer for Cotton + Steel, Kim Kight! To check out her work: www.kight.kim/
The course will take place on one day over 8 hours with an hour break for lunch. It is designed to accommodate 8 - 10 students.
Prerequisite: This class is suitable for intermediate quilters, or confident beginners who have taken a quilting 101 class and can sew a consistent 1/4" seam.
Sewing machines can be rented for $5 for the course. It is recommended that you bring a machine if you own one so that you may learn to sew on the machine that you'll be using the most.
-*Main (background): 3 3/4 yards
-*Contrast: 16 different 3.25" x 44" (selvedge to selvedge) strips. If you'd rather gather the contrast strips from scraps & precuts, you will need 64 total 9"x 3.25" strips from 11-15 different fabrics.
-¼" presser foot
-Hex N More Acrylic Ruler by Julie Herman
-*Fine, sharp marking tool visible against your fabrics - a plain ol' mechanical pencil will work fine.
-Pencil sharpener, if your marking tool needs it
-*Cutting mat - a rotating mat is helpful
-*Straight acrylic ruler (6" x 24" or similar)
-*Basic supplies including matching thread, seam ripper, thread trimmer, pins
The following are not needed for class, but will be needed to complete the quilt:
-*Backing fabric: 3 yards
-*Binding fabric: ½ yard