Workshops & Lectures

"Spiral Rose" Nesting Spiral Workshop

Length: 1 day (6 hours)
Project: Spiral Rose Block. Patterns provided to finish it into a Pillow, Bag or Table Runner.
Skill Level: All levels
Prerequisites: Foundation piecing experience is helpful but not necessary
Fee: Click "Booking/Registration" at left
Materials Fee: $7 per student

Learn to foundation-piece this Spiral Rose -- and you won't believe how easy it is! Along the way, you'll learn how to select fabrics by color and value, and pick up techniques for foundation piecing that make it easier than ever. Patterns provided to finish the block into a table runner, pillow or bag -- or keep making more for a whole quilt. Based on the techniques in RaNae's best-selling book Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts.

Class kit includes preprinted foundations, instructions and three patterns.

Click on "Materials & Prep List" at left for detailed materials list. RaNae's book Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts is recommended, but not required, and will be available for purchase at the workshop. (The basic information covered in this class is also contained in her second book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts.) To purchase books and materials before the workshop, click on "STORE" above.


Class description short version:

Learn to foundation-piece this Spiral Rose. Along the way, you'll learn to select fabrics by color and value, and pick up techniques for easier-than-ever foundation piecing. Patterns provided for a table runner, pillow or bag -- or keep making more for a whole quilt. Based on RaNae's best-selling book Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts.

Text versions of materials info to cut-and-paste in newsletter/website/etc.

Fabrics for class: Rose: 1/8 yard each of 9 different fabrics of the same color--3 lights, 3 mediums, 3 darks--all evenly-colored small prints or tone-on-tones. Center of rose: 3" square. Leaves: Light green & dark green: 4 scraps each. Bkgrd: Ivory or other color, 1/8 yard. (See mat'ls list at www.ranaemerrillquilts.com/teaching/76 for full yardage and fabric selection guide.)

Tools: Basic sewing supplies; scissors for paper; rotary cutter, ruler and mat; Add-a-Quarter tool* and card; seam roller* or iron; masking or painter’s tape; permanent double-sided tape; Scotch tape; pencil and eraser; fine-point permanent black pen; white paper; 2 highlighter pens (pink, yellow or orange); 1 large Ziploc bag. * = Available for purchase in class.

Sewing machine set-up: Straight stitch; 75/11 or 80/12 needle; open-toe or clear center-groove foot; neutral or matching thread for sewing.

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