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Magic Pinwheels for Patchworkers: Fool-proof Handling of Half-Square Triangles


Price includes 2 hours of class.

A virtual class with Pepper Cory

May 14, 1:00-3:00pm CDT

Accurately cutting and sewing half-triangle blocks can be a challenge for quilters. Mastering this short-cut method makes these units much more accurate and rewarding to sew.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Have you been discouraged when a quilt pattern calls for lots of half-square triangles? The demonstration of this short-cut method will be a revelation: you, too, can sew and cut accurate half-square triangle units! Lots of quilt blocks, our Pinwheel among them, will be easier to make after you take this class!

See Pepper’s sample quilts using Pinwheel blocks and try a small quilt yourself. Class instructions include short-cut diagrams and a graph of a small and a large quilt.

Note: Student are able to take this class primarily as a lecture/demo experience the first time. You may ask questions, take notes, etc. Then review the class video when posted and stop/start video as needed to do the marking, sewing and cutting.

This class is a sewing short-cut for machine sewers.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
No special skills are required, just the ability to sew and cut on a marked line (rotary cutting best, but scissors are OK).

Supply List
• Sewing machine ready to sew using a neutral color thread such as gray
• Mechanical pencil and fine-point marker such as Pilot Razor Point or Ultra-Fine Point black Sharpie.
• Two (2) Fat Quarters (18″ x 22″) light-color fabrics
• Two (2) Fat Quarters (18″x 22″) dark-color fabrics
• Rotary ruler with minimum dimensions of 4″ wide and 12″ long
Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Needles, thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Seam ripper, Pins, Rotary cutter, Mat and ruler
NOTE: If you’re likely to go on to a quilt project, then pre-washing the fabrics is a good idea. Wash in cold water with like fabrics, dry half-way, take from dryer and press.

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