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David Sirota - Storm at Sea - 'No More Tears' Foundation Piecing Quilt

Time:
Jul. 29, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:

Pocono Sew and Vac
567 Main Street
Stroudsburg PA 18360
570-421-4580

Type:
Quilting Class, Workshops
Download A Flyer

Sold out!
Check out David Sirota's lecture class on Friday July 28!

Saturday, July 29th 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $65.00

Do you have a love/hate relationship with paper piecing? Do you love the accuracy you achieve but hate the process of getting there? Well, this class will change that to a LOVE relationship. We'll be using the versatile Storm at Sea pattern to learn my "No More Tears"© method of paper piecing. Although we won't be finishing the entire project in class, you'll have the tools you'll need to finish it at home, in half the time you'd expect from paper piecing. Don't believe me? You'll just have to come and see for yourself.

In this one day class you will learn:

  • The basics of paper piecing
  • The "No More Tears"© method
  • Storm at Sea basics
  • Tips for precise construction

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 yards each of 2 highly contrasting fabrics
  • sewing machine and thread
  • pins
  • rotary cutter and ruler
  • small cutting mat
  • Add-a-Quarter Ruler (optional, but available for purchase in class if you want one)
  • 1/4" foot

Your finished wall hanging should measure about 30"x30".

A word about fabric selection:

Please, keep it simple, and keep in mind that we're here to learn a new method and maybe not create the ultimate Storm at Sea masterpiece. Ideally, we're looking for 2 contrasting fabrics* that allow the Storm at Sea pattern to shine. The finished product will be simple to construct, yet impactful.

Why only 2 fabrics? Because this class is less about design and more about technique. Like anything new we learn, we want it to become habit, and if we're focused on design, it takes away from our practice time.

*Contrasting fabrics means any 2 fabrics that will stand out on their own and make the lines of your quilt top "crisp". They can be solids, a print and a solid, or 2 small prints that read as solid from a distance. When selecting your fabric, avoid directional prints, large prints, or 2 prints that share a common color. Designate which of your fabrics is "dark" and which is "light".

Cutting specs - All fabric is cut cross grain or folded selvage to selvage. Measurements allow for 40" of useable fabric. Bring cut pieces to class in three baggies... one for Large Center Squares, one for Sashing Rectangles and one for Cornerstone Squares. Light and dark are at your discretion and used as a way of identifying your fabric choices.

Large Center Squares: (9 total)

From the Dark Fabric

  • Cut one 3-1/2" strip. From this strip cut nine 3-1/2" squares.
  • Cut two 4-1/2" strips. From these strips cut eighteen 4-1/2" squares. Cut these eighteen squares diagonally in half to form thirty six half-square triangles.

From the Light Fabric

  • Cut two 3-1/2" strips. From these strips cut eighteen 3-1/2" squares. Cut these eighteen squares diagonally in half to form thirty six half-square triangles.

Sashing Rectangles: (24 total)

From the Dark fabric

  • Cut five 4" strips. Cut these strips into twenty-four 4"x7" rectangles.

From the Light Fabric

  • Cut six 3" strips. Cut these strips into forty eight 3"x5" rectangles. Cut these forty eight rectangles diagonally in half to form ninety six "uneven" triangles. Note: Since these triangles are "uneven" they have a definite direction in the block. It is important that you make sure that you pair your rectangles either wrong or right sides together before cutting them in half diagonally. An easy way to do this is by making sure your strips are folded in half before cutting the rectangles.

Cornerstone Squares: (16 total)

From the Dark Fabric

  • Cut one 2" strip. Cut this strip into sixteen 2" squares.
  • Cut two 3" strips. Cut these strips into thirty two 3" squares. Cut these thirty two squares diagonally in half to form sixty four half-square triangles. (if you don't have enough fabric, use the remainder of the 4" strip from the Sashing Rectangle to make up the difference.)

From the Light Fabric

  • Cut two 2" strips. Cut these strips into thirty two 2" squares. Cut these 32 squares diagonally in half to form sixty four half-square triangles.

You will have enough fabric left over for the backing and binding, or re-cutting any whoopses.

Shows and Events

Shows and Events

Shows and Events

David Sirota - Storm at Sea - 'No More Tears' Foundation Piecing Quilt

Time:
Jul. 29, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:

Pocono Sew and Vac
567 Main Street
Stroudsburg PA 18360
570-421-4580

Type:
Quilting Class, Workshops
Download A Flyer

Sold out!
Check out David Sirota's lecture class on Friday July 28!

Saturday, July 29th 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $65.00

Do you have a love/hate relationship with paper piecing? Do you love the accuracy you achieve but hate the process of getting there? Well, this class will change that to a LOVE relationship. We'll be using the versatile Storm at Sea pattern to learn my "No More Tears"© method of paper piecing. Although we won't be finishing the entire project in class, you'll have the tools you'll need to finish it at home, in half the time you'd expect from paper piecing. Don't believe me? You'll just have to come and see for yourself.

In this one day class you will learn:

  • The basics of paper piecing
  • The "No More Tears"© method
  • Storm at Sea basics
  • Tips for precise construction

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 yards each of 2 highly contrasting fabrics
  • sewing machine and thread
  • pins
  • rotary cutter and ruler
  • small cutting mat
  • Add-a-Quarter Ruler (optional, but available for purchase in class if you want one)
  • 1/4" foot

Your finished wall hanging should measure about 30"x30".

A word about fabric selection:

Please, keep it simple, and keep in mind that we're here to learn a new method and maybe not create the ultimate Storm at Sea masterpiece. Ideally, we're looking for 2 contrasting fabrics* that allow the Storm at Sea pattern to shine. The finished product will be simple to construct, yet impactful.

Why only 2 fabrics? Because this class is less about design and more about technique. Like anything new we learn, we want it to become habit, and if we're focused on design, it takes away from our practice time.

*Contrasting fabrics means any 2 fabrics that will stand out on their own and make the lines of your quilt top "crisp". They can be solids, a print and a solid, or 2 small prints that read as solid from a distance. When selecting your fabric, avoid directional prints, large prints, or 2 prints that share a common color. Designate which of your fabrics is "dark" and which is "light".

Cutting specs - All fabric is cut cross grain or folded selvage to selvage. Measurements allow for 40" of useable fabric. Bring cut pieces to class in three baggies... one for Large Center Squares, one for Sashing Rectangles and one for Cornerstone Squares. Light and dark are at your discretion and used as a way of identifying your fabric choices.

Large Center Squares: (9 total)

From the Dark Fabric

  • Cut one 3-1/2" strip. From this strip cut nine 3-1/2" squares.
  • Cut two 4-1/2" strips. From these strips cut eighteen 4-1/2" squares. Cut these eighteen squares diagonally in half to form thirty six half-square triangles.

From the Light Fabric

  • Cut two 3-1/2" strips. From these strips cut eighteen 3-1/2" squares. Cut these eighteen squares diagonally in half to form thirty six half-square triangles.

Sashing Rectangles: (24 total)

From the Dark fabric

  • Cut five 4" strips. Cut these strips into twenty-four 4"x7" rectangles.

From the Light Fabric

  • Cut six 3" strips. Cut these strips into forty eight 3"x5" rectangles. Cut these forty eight rectangles diagonally in half to form ninety six "uneven" triangles. Note: Since these triangles are "uneven" they have a definite direction in the block. It is important that you make sure that you pair your rectangles either wrong or right sides together before cutting them in half diagonally. An easy way to do this is by making sure your strips are folded in half before cutting the rectangles.

Cornerstone Squares: (16 total)

From the Dark Fabric

  • Cut one 2" strip. Cut this strip into sixteen 2" squares.
  • Cut two 3" strips. Cut these strips into thirty two 3" squares. Cut these thirty two squares diagonally in half to form sixty four half-square triangles. (if you don't have enough fabric, use the remainder of the 4" strip from the Sashing Rectangle to make up the difference.)

From the Light Fabric

  • Cut two 2" strips. Cut these strips into thirty two 2" squares. Cut these 32 squares diagonally in half to form sixty four half-square triangles.

You will have enough fabric left over for the backing and binding, or re-cutting any whoopses.