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Workshop with Elizabeth Brandkamp, Saturday, 10 am

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

This class will cover the basics of constructing a “stack and whack” style quilt.  We will make the simplest of these called a ‘posie block’ which is basically a four-patch.  Doing this will demonstrate the steps you need to take to make any type of stack and whack quilt.  I will also demonstrate how to do hexagon and octagon versions, as well as the construction of a one-block wonder quilt.  If you would prefer to do one of the more complex versions, contact me and I will tell you what additional supplies you will need.  The basic process is basically the same for all of these blocks.  I will also show several set variations. Scroll down for the SUPPLY LIST! Below that are photos of similar quilts made by Beth and displayed at our November Guild meeting.

Supply List

  • Very sharp rotary cutter (new blade if possible)
  • At least a 24 inch ruler which is at least 4 inches wide
  • Rotary cutting mat at least 24 inches in one direction
  • Pins (flat heads are best but I use regular pins)
  • Sewing machine with 1/4 inch foot or 1/4 inch marking
  • Scissors and neutral thread for piecing.

Fabric

You will need to have fabric that has at least four repeats so if the repeat is 12 inches, you would need 1 1/3 yards; if 24 inches 2 2/3 yards.  I always buy a little extra so I can use in a border.  To determine the repeat, look at the selvage and find some element (like a leaf tip).  Then look down the selvage until you see this same element and measure the difference.  I would recommend not to use a fabric with less than a 12 inch repeat.  I also prefer fabric that has a lot of pattern with different size elements.  I am sure a quilt shop employee could help you.  I will have some fabric for purchase for $2/yard if you aren’t sure. 

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital

5301 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC United States
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