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Confidence Sewing Curved Patchwork: Variations on the Drunkard’s Path Pattern


Price includes 6 hours of class. A $30 kit is required for this class.

A virtual class with Pepper Cory

Aug 6, 2:00-4:00pm
Aug 7, 2:00-4:00pm
Aug 13, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

Time to get off the straight and narrow! Learning to sew curved patchwork pieces gives a sewist much more freedom in choosing quilt patterns. Learn to mark, cut, and sew Drunkard’s Path blocks as you plan your project. You may piece by either hand or machine as your patchwork skills improve!

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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Pepper finds the classic Drunkard’s Path the best block for getting started, and, after 30+ years of doodling around with it, it still fascinates her!

Use your own choice of fabrics as we mark, cut, and sew the units of the Drunkard’s Path together — by hand or machine. Then the real fun begins — we design with the blocks!

Session 1 is a basic introduction: tools, how to cut, and how to stitch.
Session 2 moves on to sewing multiples, answering questions, and tackling any problems and concerns. In the intervening week, most students will sew several segments and in …
Session 3 we’ll approach project design.

A kit is required for this class; the $30 kit fee will be added to your order.
The kit will include A 62-page book on the Drunkard’s Path pattern, a two-part template for a 6″ Drunkard’s Path unit, and some graphs of possible projects.

Supply List
• Lots of small pieces of fabric (from scraps to Fat Quarters) of different light and dark prints/solids
• A small ruler
• Straight pins
• A black ultra-fine Sharpie marker,
• Access to an iron and ironing surface as we begin to sew.
• Good quality 50-weight thread in a neutral color
• Sewing by hand: An assortment of hand-sewing needles (I prefer Sharps and Milliners needles—no tiny Betweens!), fabric scissors, and a thimble.
• Sewing by machine: Sewing machine in good working order, 25 mm Olfa rotary cutter and cutting mat.
• Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins

Limited pre-class work required if sewing by machine.

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