Create perfect results by combining piecing with layered appliqués that make it possible to sew perfect points and curves – by eliminating them! Don’t let the “A” word intimidate you! In this freezer paper method, straight sides and gentle curves can be turned by even a beginner after a five minute demonstration!

Learn tricks to make it possible to piece perfect four-patches, nine-patches, kaleidoscopes – and the correct way to set a block on point. Then learn how to add pieced appliqué to these blocks to turn ordinary into extraordinary!

No longer avoid blocks that have inset points such as five and eight-pointed stars. Cutting appliqués from a four-patch makes a Hummingbird block a piece of cake – or actually a “piece of four-patch”! Learn how even a simple four-patch can be pieced – and then appliquéd - to create stunning results! Just wait until you see what happens to a nine-patch….a half-square triangle…..a pinwheel…..the possibilities are truly endless!

In this six hour class, make four different 6” blocks to learn four different techniques. All of the fabric and templates will be provided so you can begin sewing immediately!

Six Hour Class

Supply List:

Penny Haren’s Pieced Appliqué
Sewing Machine with Neutral Thread
Fabric Glue Stick
Rotary Cutter; Mat; and 6” fussy cut ruler
Fabric and Paper Scissors
Irons and Ironing Boards

Fee $350 for a 6 hour class plus an $8 kit fee per student which includes a notebook that includes precut fabric, freezer paper and templates in plastic sleeves to make four blocks; an entire set of templates for the entire book, and labels for plastic sleeves so they can “kit” the book.

I can teach up to 50 students if there are enough stations and irons.