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.
- 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.
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.