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: 0 Fee Details: 0
Required Supplies: Two-four quilted placemats - approximately 12" x 18" (see preparation instructions below) Fabric for facing: 1/4 yard for each placemat (May use fat quarter) Fabric for binding: 1/8 yard for each placemat (Must be full width of fabric. Do NOT use fat quarters or fat eighths.) Contrasting fabric for facing: 1/8 yard for each placemat (Must be full width of fabric. Do NOT use fat quarters or fat eighths.) Thread to match flange color, thread will be provided in room but it may not match your project Pins or clips Pencil or fabric marking pencil Optional Supplies: Washable glue stick Prep Requirements: Placemats - two-four fully quilted pieces. These should have a top, batting, and backing and be fully quilted. Placemat tops may be pieced, applique or one piece of fabric. Square and trim the edges to 12" x 18" prepare for binding. Facing fabric: 1/4 yard for each placemat. Cut four 4"x4" squares. Cut four 3" x 18" strips. Binding fabric: 1/8 yard for each placemat. Cut two 1.5" x width of fabric (40") strips. Contrasting flange fabric: 1/8 yard for each placemat. Cut two 1.75" x width of fabric (40") strips.
Choosing the right binding is critical to the final look of a quilt. After spending many, many hours on piecing and quilting a quilt, learn how to finish it off in a style that best frames its hard work and beauty. In this workshop, students will learn all about finishing off their quilts in grand style, from preparing the quilt for binding to deciding on the right binding style to tips for executing a clean binding with sharp corners. Both flanged binding and facing techniques will be demonstrated and practiced using placemats. Students will leave with skills they can use on every quilt they make! Sewing machines provided!