Monday, June 11, 2012

Basic Quilt Piecing and Car Seat Quilt Class

hello everyone...
sorry to keep you guessing but i think you will agree that this class will be worth the wait!
this month i will be handing over the reins to a success story of our sewing group:
Marcie Harris
Marcie first took her sewing machine out of her box at one of our first classes and has since caught on fire with sewing, in particular quilting.  she was inspired from this blog Moda Bake Shop

and created her own car seat quilt {first photo shown} which is perfect for the beginner quilter.  she will be teaching a basic quilt piecing class while teaching you how to make this darling quilt


THIS WED, JUN 13th from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
at Briana Johnson's Home

Here is the class introduction by Marcie:

Above is the link that inspired the Car Seat Lap Quilt. I just chose an easier pattern to piece and made it a little smaller.

We will have an intro to basic quilt piecing including how to cut, piece, & bind.

What you need
30 5 x 5 inch squares
3/4 yard for backing { I used minky}
3/4 yard of flannel {for a thinner quilt} or batting {for a warmer quilt}
yarn for tieing.
2 - 1-1/2" x 28 strips for ties
2-1/2" strips totaling 115" for binding

ironing board
hand sewing needle
rotary cutter and plastic guide ruler {if you have one, Marcie will be bringing hers}

Total quilt will be approx 24 x 28

I used 5 different prints and bought a 1/4 yard of each, which was more than enough. To bind the quilt buy a little extra of one of the prints. I didn't have enough so I am using two different fabrics for the binding. You will also use scraps for the ties. 

You MUST cut the 5 inch squares with a rotary cutter. Please let me know if you would like to come use mine!! In quilting we work with 1/4" seems so the cutting has to be precise.


Ideally if you could come with all of your pieces cut, that would make it possible for Marcie to teach all of the other essential quilting techniques during our class.  
I do know that some of you are absolutely intimidated by cutting, so try your best, but if you are just feeling overwhelmed or do not have access to a rotary cutter {and can not come over to her house earlier to use hers}, please come with your fabric and come learn the techniques.  

I am soooo excited for this class.  It is something that is new to me!  I always loving learning new techniques.  Please join us and give us a holler if you will be joining us.  

Super Cute Anthropolie Necklace

Come and make this Beautiful Anthropolie-inspired easy to make necklace. 

Here is what you need....

  • Fabric for necklace and ruffles – I used a sort of sheer fabric I had on hand 

  • Beads – 3 sizes. Buy the cheapies – they don’t show. The largest bead I used was 1/2″ diameter, then two smaller sizes. I got my beads at Michael's. 

  • Thread to match

  • Sewing machine

  • Safety pin

Cut your fabric into long pieces – measuring total of around 90″ long by 2″. Mine were 2 pieces that I sewed together in the middle. That’s no big deal, we’ll just hide the seam in a knot.
Cut out your circles – 2 1/2″ diameter. I used 22 but you would want to cut out a few more in case you want it a little rufflier.

Thats all you need to make it!!
Sew... come on over to Brianas home this wednesday,  June 13th at 7:30pm and you will leave looking fabulous with your new cute necklace. 
See you all there.