Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jelly Roll Class

Starting on 19 September, Thursday evening and possibly on Wednesday morning 18 September, we will be offering a fun Jelly Roll class.  Jelly rolls are a fantastic precut collection of fabrics created by the Moda Company and are the perfect solution for quilters looking to make a gorgeous quilt when time is at a premium.  I've always felt that Jelly Rolls are perfect for people new to quilting who want a scrappy look but don't have a stash quite yet.  You open your jelly roll and start sewing!

Here is a picture of the 60 degree quilt!  There are a number of options, these are just two.

I have gotten alot of questions about the classes and whether people are capable or am I going to learn anything, so I thought I would put  this post together.

First, everyone is capable of doing all the classes.  This isn't rocket science although there is a good bit of engineering involved sometimes.  Each class offers a unique experience and is filling a certain box or need. The Kim Diehl class is labour intensive but easy to do, it requires creativity with regards to use of fabric choices and the applique work is by machine and can be tricky.  The Pineapple quilt is also labour intensive and will challenge you to create a look with colour. The Pineapple quilt is all the rage with US quilters right now, a truly vintage quilt that every quilter should have in their collection.  The Jelly Roll quilt is the perfect quilt for those of us who have busy lives and just want to pick up strips and start sewing, there are tricks to making it all work and the patterns we will be working with are not easy but the project is perfect for those who only have small amounts of time for sewing.

There is a Fast and Fun class that is geared toward alot of people. Those who want a break from larger projects, or people who want to work on small projects and build up their confidence with their sewing and then the gals who want to learn how to do zippers and create fun small projects for gifts.

There is one thing that I do know, and that is, that it is more fun to create and share the journey with others than to travel alone.  The classes are about learning, making friends and enjoying a common passion.

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