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Building a Kaleidoscope Quilt Top with Annie Stunden

April 8, 2018 9:00 am
April 8, 2018 1:00 pm


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Class Title:  Building a Kaleidoscope Quilt Top with One Fabric:

The One Block Wonder

Teacher:  Annie Stunden

Class Length:  4 Hours

Class Fee:  $50.00

Class Day/Time:  Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Class Description: 

Attendees will have the opportunity to consider fabric selection, cutting, block building and assembling a kaleidoscope quilt from a single fabric using mostly the “One Block Wonder” model from the book One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal. This quilt is made with one fabric that has distinctive pattern repeats at 12 inch – up to 24 inch intervals. We will look at fabrics that Annie is using. One of our onsite quilt shop friends will show us other fabric possibilities. We will assemble our fabric for cutting, cut at least two rows of our fabric in class, assemble some kaleidoscopes and begin to look at how the kaleidoscopes might be assembled for a quilt top or wall hanging. Your kaleidoscope quilt can be riotous or subtle, funky or sophisticated, depending on the fabric you choose. This is a fun quilt top to build.

Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced

Registration necessary, class size is limited to 15   

Supplies needed:

Pfaff sewing machines will be provided for you in class by Thornton Co.

Sewing machine, ironing board and iron as well as cutting mats.  Classrooms will be equipped with 2 cutting mats, iron pads and an iron. Machines should have neutral thread already in them.    

Basic quilting supplies necessary, rotary cutter with sharp blade, seam ripper, scissors, pins, rulers – one 24 inch and one 60 degree triangle ruler.

Also you will need fabric to build your quilt. If you are comfortable selecting fabric, go for it!! You need six repeats of one fabric for your top. For example, if the fabric pattern repeats itself every 12 inches, you will need 72 inches of fabric to make your top (6×12=72). If the fabric repeats every 18 inches you will need 108 inches (6×18=108) or three yards of fabric. I like fabric with 24 inch repeats (4 yards of fabric). It is good to have extra fabric, at least one repeat extra. The 24 inch repeat makes a good size lap quilt and with borders, it is easy to turn it into a twin bed quilt. Do not bring only part of your fabric. We need it all for the cutting assembly and cutting.

If you are not bringing fabric, we will take time in class for you to purchase fabric at an onsite store. The fabric selection for a kaleidoscope is part of of the fun. Alternatively, you can work on one of my kaleidoscope quilts so that you get the hang of this and then decide if you want to make a kaleidoscope quilt of your own.

Materials Fee:  none, but you may want to purchase fabric during the class

Homework:  none

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

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