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Beginning Foundation Paper Piecing



Paper piecing is an easy and methodical technique that results in complex blocks! Cartwheels from Freshly Pieced Patterns is a fun pattern and all you need to know is how to sew on a line. No points to match and your choice of sizes to sew. This class will start with the basics of paper piecing quilt blocks. You will just be sewing a few blocks in class but can continue at home for a larger size quilt if you choose. A class kit will include the pattern and a few blocks printed on foundation paper.

Supply List:
-Cartwheels pattern  (We will have the pattern printed on Foundation Piecing Paper, enough for several blocks.)
-Sewing machine in working order with the manual
-Straight stitch AND 1/4" foot for your machine (a 1/4" foot without a "blade" kind of guide)
-New 70/10 Microtex machine needle
-Neutral 50 weight 100% cotton thread
-Glue stick
-Regular sewing supplies - scissors, paper scissors, seam ripper, pins, etc.
-Rotary cutter with a new blade, mat, and ruler at least 6" x 12"
-Add-a-Quarter ruler  - recommend 12" or longer and a wide one is better.

Fabric - see back of pattern for yardage. You do not have to follow the colors of the quilt, you can pick your own colorways.
DO NOT SKIMP WHEN CUTTING FOR PAPER PIECING. PLEASE PRECUT ALL STRIPS 3 1/2" WIDE. PATTERN GIVES DIFFERENT WIDTHS. YOU MAY WANT TO ADD 1/4" TO 1/2" TO LENGTH OF STRIPS TOO.

As we will be focusing on the paper piecing technique in class, sashing, border, backing, batting, and binding are not needed during class.


All supplies are available at Quilting Adventures. We are happy to help you select the appropriate fabrics and supplies for your class and count on your support for this small, locally owned business in order to bring you high-quality merchandise and excellent class instruction. As a student, you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies for the class in which you are enrolled. 

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Class Policies:

If your class starts at the same time that we open, we will let you into the shop ten minutes before class time.

In consideration of other students and employees with allergies, please limit your use of scented personal products when attending one of our classes.

If your class calls for a book or pattern, each student needs their own copy of that book or pattern. Under federal copyright law, books and patterns may not be shared.

If your class requires a sewing machine, please be sure that you are familiar with its operation, it is in good working order, has been serviced recently, and bring your manual along to class just in case!

We do not allow children under the age of 18 in our classes without the consent of the teacher and the shop owner. 

Only the person who is enrolled and paid for the class may be in the classroom during class time. Out of consideration for the teacher and the other students, please do not bring children, guests, or friends to class with you.

Cancellation policy: If the class minimum is not met within seven days prior to the class, it may be canceled and you will be notified and will receive a full refund. Please keep this possibility in mind when you purchase supplies for your class. No refunds of class fees will be given if a student cancels within the one week prior to class.


Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Materials Included: Foundation paper with patterns printed on it
Instructor: Phyllis Mondak
Instructor Bio: Phyllis Mondak
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Contact Info
Quilting Adventures
6943 Lakeside Ave
Henrico, VA 23227
(804) 262-0005
info@quiltingadventures.com

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  • Monday - Closed
    Tues, Wed, & Thurs -
              10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri & Sat -
              10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday -
              12:00pm - 5:00pm

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