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Machines Required - Three Hour Class

Many of us are self-taught which means some of the basics just fell through the cracks! Learn the fastest, easiest and most fun ways to sew traditional blocks! This “Hints from Heloise” type class will teach you all of the tricks that the experts have been using for years – and some I’ve made up!

In class, the blocks will be precut so we can start sewing immediately! Learn a fast, fun way to sew a Four-Patch. And, learn how to butt those seams perfectly and painlessly – every time! But while you’re learning, receive a pattern that only requires you to be “perfect” half the time!

Sew in-set seams in a Bright Hopes block – without ever stitching an in-set seam! Then learn how to make prairie points that can be inserted in the seams to create a riddle quilt – yes the pattern is included too!

Make Half-Square triangles two different ways – the traditional method and using Triangle Paper on a Roll. Learn how to square them up, and when each method is appropriate. You’ll want to go home and cut out this quilt immediately – pattern provided!

Create a quarter-square triangle and learn how to make coordinating prairie points in the mantle cover pattern.

Kit Fee $ 20.00 Includes Fabric for four sample blocks plus four patterns that utilize these
blocks – all inserted in plastic sleeves in a notebook

Supply List:

Sewing Machine with Neutral Thread
Fabric Glue Stick
Rotary Cutter; Mat; and 12” ruler
Fabric Scissors
Add a Quarter Ruler
Polyester Mono-Filament Thread