Make this cute little String Star quilt (about 33" x 33" before borders) at home, in your spare time, and possibly in your jammies. Learn how to string fabric together, create "tubes" with set fabric, and then slice and dice your way to the stars, er…star. This is a "stash-busting" project. You'll get to use up a lot of leftovers.
I'll lead you through the creation of your quilt top with written directions, photographs, and videos. Learn a slick way to select fabric, a cool way to cut blocks, pressing strategies to make piecing easier, and tips at every turn. This class is for confidant beginners (more than one quilt under their belts) and intermediate quilters. Accurate cutting, accurate piecing skills, and a fabric stash from which to pull fabrics are presumed.
Note: If your guild would like to take the class as a group let me know. The next online class will be some time in 2013 as my schedule allows.
Work at your own pace. Dedicate a few hours each day and you'll easily have your quilt top done in less than a week. (Skip a day, and I'll never know.) Want all the lessons at once? Just begin the project on Saturday. Busy until the 7th? Start on the 8th, just know that you're on you own after I leave the building on the January 16 — you've still got the lessons until January 26 to "get 'er done!"
If I were teaching this as a traditional 6-hour workshop, and you came with your strips cut, you'd be done (or really well on your way) by the end of the day. (Two days if you added the pieced border.)
The online classroom is compatible with most mobile devices, so if you want to set up your laptop, tablet, or smart phone next to your sewing machine, it's like I'll be there looking over your shoulder. Or open the lessons on your desktop computer. I'll be there with you.
Supply List: Here's What You'll Need
Fabric From Your Stash
Between 24 and 42 different fabrics, coordinated or not. Pieces should be at least 20.5" long and 7" wide. Fat Quarters will work as long as they're long enough. Measure. (Don't cut anything yet! This is just to let you know that you won't need four yards of something and you can't use itty bitty scraps.)
3/4 yard "Set Fabric" (In my quilt, that's the orange/yellow fabric. It should contrast HIGHLY with all the other fabrics.)
About 1/2 yard "Set Fabric" for borders; 1 yard if borders are wide.
1 yard backing fabric
Scraps and leftovers for binding
Sewing machine you know how to operate.
Straight stitching only; scant quarter inch seams. (Clean out the crud. Put in a new needle.)
6" x 12" rotary ruler with TWO 45° lines.
6" x 24" rotary ruler if cutting Fat Quarters.
Rotary mat with lines.
Rotary cutter with sharp blade.
Quarter inch foot, or move the needle.
Neutral colored thread for piecing, preferably 50 weight.
(Thinner thread DOES make a difference! I like Aurifil.)