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Six Pointed Star: Hand Piecing
With Tara Faughnan
Nov 6, 2:00-4:00pm CDT, Nov 7, 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm CST
Learn the basics of hand-piecing — from creating templates to sewing Y-seams — as you stitch classic 6-pointed stars. Tara’s tips and tricks make it easy and enjoyable!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Hand sewing is such a great, portable way to work, that it has become Tara’s favorite method. You need very few tools, and the slow pace of stitching is incredibly relaxing and rewarding. Learn how to hand piece 6-pointed stars using the tips and tricks that make techniques like Y-seams easy and enjoyable!
We will cover the basics of hand sewing, including creating templates, marking fabric, and twirling seams to make the block lay flat. When you have made a few stars, Tara shows you layout options, and the fun really begins!
•Scissors for fabric
•Acrylic quilter’s ruler (Tara prefers 6″ by 24″ for cutting yardage), rotary cutter, and mat
•Scissors for cutting template plastic
•Cotton Thread (50-wt.)
•Hand-sewing needles size 6–8 (a variety pack of Sharps or Embroidery needles work well, too)
•Marking pencil/chalk for both light and dark fabrics. Mechanical pencil recommended.
•1 sheet plastic template material, I highly recommend the thicker acrylic. Plastic file folders work as well.
•Thin Sharpie or other permanent marker
•Optional: Thimble, Needle threader, Thread conditioner
•Assorted fabrics in a variety of light, medium, and dark colors. Prints, solids, or a mix of both work well for this block. For each star, you need 2 strips 3 1/8 ” to 3-1⁄4” wide by 15” long: Cut dark fabrics at 3 1/8 ” by 15” long. Cut light fabrics at 3-1⁄4″ by 15” long
•For the hexagons you will need pieces at least 7” square.