Workshops & Lectures

I Love You To Infinity

Length: 1 day (6 hours)
Project: Infinity pillow (or pillow sham)
Skill Level: All levels
Prerequisites: Basic sewing skills
Fee: Please click on "Booking & Registration"
Materials Fee: $5

Learn how to draw and sew ribbons in any shape and size as you make this classically modern pillow. We'll learn a simple method for drawing perfect ribbons that look 3-dimensional and can be adapted to any design. Then, using the pattern provided, you'll piece the pillow top and quilt it. (I'll also demonstrate how to construct it using applique.) Learn techniques for sewing curves easily and accurately and learn simple shadow-quilting using the sewing machine foot as a guide.

Based on my book Sideways Spiral Quilts: Designing and Creating Chains, Ropes and Ribbons.

Class materials include drawing exercises and pattern. A pattern for a matching bed runner is available in the book. The Easy-Fill Duvet Cover pattern is available in my online store. (Click on "Images" links to the left to see the full ensemble of pillow, duvet cover and bed runner.)

An optional fabric kit may be available for this class. Please refer to information in the materials list.


Text version of materials list:

Fabric: Background: 1-1/2 yards (Please cut before class 2 pieces 21” x 18” (for sham back), 1 piece 18” x 27” (backing for quilting); Light ribbon fabric: 1/4 yard (FQ or WOF); Dark ribbon fabric: 1/8 yard (F8 or WOF); Batting: 18" x 27".

Tools: Basic sewing tools, removable fabric marker that will show on your background fabric, walking foot (optional), permanent double-sided tape (Scotch brand in the yellow and red box is best - buy a new, full roll), 1 clear plastic page protector, a dry-erase marker, a tissue or napkin (for erasing), ruler or straightedge.

Please see materials list at http://www.ranaemerrillquilts.com/teaching/323



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