Scrappy Wonky Quilt Block Throw
With Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Mar 13, 2-4pm and 5-7pm CST;
Mar 14, 2-4pm CDT;
Optional Check-in Mar 17, 7pm CDT;
Mar 20, 2-4pm CDT;
Mar 21, 2-4pm CDT
Learn how to make quilt blocks based on some of the most iconic traditional motifs, but with a scrappy wonky twist. Perfect for people new to quilting, Scrappy Wonky Quilting is all of the fun and addictive parts of regular quilting with none of the worry.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of this class for 7 days following the event.
Come join us for 10 hours of Scrappy Wonky Quilting Fun! Together we will create an heirloom lap throw from Scrappy Wonky versions of some of the most iconic quilt motifs out there: Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps, Flying Geese, Pineapples, Scrappy Wonky Rose, and our FAB Strips.
Beginners highly encouraged to attend! This technique is perfect for the new quilter; Scrappy Wonky Quilting is all of the fun and addictive parts of regular quilting without any of the worry. No perfect corners to meet, no fancy sewing techniques… just use what you have on hand and create! Experienced quilters will love the freedom and creativity they unlock using this in-the-moment quilting technique.
We’ll start the event with a bunch of fabric scraps and end with a quilt! We begin by teaching you how to make each one of the blocks in a scrappy wonky way. Then, together, we will sew the blocks into a finished quilt top, then cut and attach the internal layers and backing. We’ll finish off with an easy facing-style binding.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Students should have a basic understanding of their sewing machine, e.g. can thread it, turn it on, and sew a relatively straight line.
Tools Used in Class:
__Sewing machine with a quilting or microtex sharp needle
__Straight-stitch plate is optional, but if your machine has one, use it. You’ll thank us.
__Neutral-color 50 wt thread (all-purpose thread) in top and bobbin
__Quilting ruler or straight edge
__10.5” square quilting ruler (optional, but recommended)
__Iron and ironing board (or wool pressing mat)
__Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins
__Standard sewing kit: Fabric scissors, Thread snips, Curved tailor’s awl*, Angled tweezers*
*Note: these are optional but recommended to more easily maneuvering small scraps of fabric through your machine and save your fingers from needles. A Curved tailor’s awl is a FAB tool for ease of maneuvering quilting threads once we get to that part of the process.
__Lots of scrap fabrics for quilt blocks in a variety of colors and patterns. We recommend using fat quarters, fat eights, or other bundle packs. We love using Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric Grab Bags and “Shiba Snacks” see https://cherrywood-hand-dyed-fabrics.myshopify.com/collections/pre-cuts
Scrap fabrics may also be actual odds and ends from other sewing projects (or your friend’s sewing projects!). Strips should range from 1.5” – 3.5” wide in varying lengths.
Sashing and Border Fabric:
__1.5 yds quilting cotton in solid color (or “non-patterned”) to offset and feature the scrappy blocks
__Lining fabric: 4 yds cotton muslin or a cotton sheet at least 57.5” x 69”
__Backing Fabric: 4 yds of quilting cotton in your choice of color and pattern.