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Beginning Foundation Paper Piecing

Foundation Paper Piecing is an easy and methodical technique that results in complex blocks! The Sawsall pattern from Swirly Girls is a fun pattern and all you need to know is how to sew on a line. This class will start with the basics of foundation paper piecing quilt blocks. You will be sewing a few blocks in class but can continue at home for a larger size quilt if you choose.  The final quilt size is 36” x 36".

Supply List:
-Sawsall Pattern
-Sewing machine in working order with the manual
-New 90/14 Microtex machine needles
-Neutral 60 weight 100% cotton thread

-Glue stick
-Regular sewing supplies - scissors, paper scissors, seam ripper, pins
-Rotary cutter with a new blade, cutting mat and ruler at least 6" x 12"
-Add-a-Quarter ruler  - recommend 12" or longer and a wide one is better.
-Seam roller (optional)
-mini iron and ironing mat (optional)

Blade color 1 - 1/3 yd each of 2 fabrics*
Blade color 2 - 1/3 yd each of 2 fabrics*
Blade frame 3/4 yd
Background - 1 7/8 yd
Background Shadow - 1 ¼ yd

We will have the pattern printed on Foundation Piecing Paper, enough for 3 blocks.
As we will be focusing on the paper piecing technique in class, backing, batting, and binding are not needed during class.

Pre-Class Work
Have fabric strips cut per pattern instructions before coming to 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. 

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: Beginner
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner
Materials Included: Foundation paper with patterns printed on it
Instructor: Kathy Goodwin
Instructor Bio: Kathy Goodwin
Included - foundation papers with pattern printed on them

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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Quilting Adventures
6943 Lakeside Ave
Henrico, VA 23227
(804) 262-0005

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