Instructor: Nancy Bills
Janome sewing machines are being furnished, compliments of our sponsor, for Nancy’s classes. You do not need to bring a sewing machine. Educators will be in the classroom at 8:30am to help you familiarize yourself with the sewing machines, so the class can start on time.
Squares are the building blocks of many quilts, but sometimes they can become a little boring or are different sizes and refuse to fit in with their neighbors. One solution is to set them into circles – with no curved piecing! This can be done to all types of squares, but we’re going to be making a simple scrappy Log Cabin Star using just strips – no triangles or lines to draw to get star points – and then we’ll make the stars into a circle and set the circles into a table runner. (If you’ve taken a Log Cabin class from me in the past, this is not the same technique.) An optional unique variation of the Log Cabin Star that loves to be a square, plays really well with its neighbors, and has a diamond cut into the center – again achieved with just strips – will also be demonstrated in class. If you want to bring along some extra scraps to try one while you’re there that’s your choice, but it’s not mandatory. Get two different looks with a slight variation on just one block. The pattern that features both stars is included in the class fee. Other examples of different types of blocks made into circles will be shown and discussed in class – the possibilities are endless