Thursday, February 18, 2016

String Quilt Workshop Info - March 19, 2016

On Saturday March 19 we will spend the day together making string quilts. 
The string pieced "roads" (above, left and right) will be separated by "sidewalks" (above, center). 
Some sidewalk ideas are shown in this post, or you might create a different style. 

Above: Pinking shears sidewalk (white rectangles are 5.25" x 3")

Above: Flying geese - Up (white rectangles are 5.25" x 3")
Below: Flying geese Down (white rectangles are 5.25" x 3")

Above: Little ribbon (3" white squares)
Below: Big ribbon (4" white squares)

Above and below: Crazy patch (3" wide strip)

Above and below: printed sidewalks (5" wide.)

Another option is to have no sidewalks at all. 

In the samples above, the road rectangles were cut 1.5" x 6.5"
Sew rectangles together side by side. Press. Trim into strips that are 6" wide. The total length depends on the size of the quilt that you want. Optional: leave space for a top and bottom border.

Sloppy-cut 3" squares by eye, then cut diagonally. Use these for the sidewalk triangles. 

White Fabric:
Bring about 2-2.5 yards of solid white (or shirtings or other background fabric of our choice).

Scrap Share Table:
Bring some extra rectangles for the Share Table, and take some to add more variety to your quilt.

Preparation for Workshop:
If possible, cut your rectangles before the workshop so you can get sewing right away.
Or make your roads in advance and spend the workshop day making the sidewalks.
Whatever way you do it, we'll have fun! 

Bring your lunch or order out. 
Free M&M's provided, of course.

$10 for Hearthside members, $20 for non-members

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Questions, call Karen Griska 860-361-6361

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