NOTE: Materials fees are required for some workshops. These fees are paid directly to faculty and are not part of your registration fee. Materials Fee: $12 Fee Details: My Gulls Quilt pattern is required. It can be purchased ahead of time or at QuiltCon.
Required Supplies: Gulls Quilt Pattern
Complete fabric requirements for the quilt are in the pattern and are also in the pattern description on my website. For class, the minimum requirements for fabric are: Background fabric (Icy Mint in pattern) Two 14" x WOF strips From the Light color (Grapefruit in pattern): Three 3" x WOF strips From the Darker color (Coral Reef in pattern): Three 2 1/2" x WOF strips From the Black: Three 2" x WOF strips Amy recommends selecting solids for this pattern as it will help reduce waste. If you choose prints, you will need extra yardage and she recommend a non-directional print.
50 weight thread that matches your project, thread for machines will be provided but it may not match your project.
Tape: preferably Scotch Gift-Wrap tape or washi tape
Pins: Clover pins are Amy's favorite
Optional Supplies: Paper cutting scissors, shared scissors will be provided but you may wish to bring your own to maximize your class time and experience.
Personal cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter, shared will be provided but you may wish to bring your own to maximize your class time and experience.
Prep Requirements: You will need to copy your pattern pieces on the foundation paper of your choice (I use copy paper.) Please come with the following foundations: (2) Gulls 1 block foundations, (2) Gulls 1 mirror block foundations, (1) Gulls 2 block foundations, (1) Gulls 2 mirror block foundations, (1) Gulls 3 block foundations
Remember, if you buy the paper pattern, mark the foundations provided in the pattern as "original" with a colored marker and then make copies, reserving them.
Precut WOF (width of fabric) strips as listed under required supplies Supply Kit URL: Gulls Pattern on paper: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1253018183/gulls-quilt-pattern-paper
Gulls Pattern PDF download: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1189051655/gulls-quilt-pattern-pdf Additional Supply Kit URL: Amy will have Clover pins and size 90 needles available for sale if you'd like to try them.
Amy will have copies of the Gulls Pattern on paper available for sale. She will also have limited extra copies of the paper foundations in case of miscalculations, last minute sign ups, etc.
Purchasing the pattern ahead of time will give you access to the coloring page which might help you choose your fabrics.
In this class, students will use Amy’s Gulls quilt pattern to learn to foundation paper piece with efficiency. Amy will teach her low waste technical approach to paper piecing and discuss its other benefits as well, as it relates to keeping the fabric on grain and prints directional. Students who are new to foundation paper piecing will pick this technique up quickly! Students who are well versed in FPP, might find this approach counterintuitive, but it will add a new skill to your FPP toolbox once mastered. Students will also discuss modern quilt design, particularly improv paper piecing and deconstruction. Sewing machines provided!