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David Sirota: So Many Triangles, Sew Little Time – No More Tears Foundation Piecing Method© (Full Day Workshop Sat, 10/14/17, 9am - 4pm)

David Sirota: So Many Triangles, Sew Little Time – No More Tears Foundation Piecing Method© (Full Day Workshop Sat, 10/14/17, 9am - 4pm)
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David Sirota - New Hampshire
So Many Triangles, Sew Little Time – No More Tears Foundation Piecing Method©,
Full Day Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

I love two color quilts. And my original So Many Triangles is perfect for two colors. If you’re anything like me, you love paper piecing because of the accuracy you can achieve, but it can be a very time consuming process. Well … not any more. My No More Tears© method of paper piecing not only achieves the expected accuracy, but does so in about half the time of traditional paper piecing. Imagine having a finished quilt where every triangle is set perfectly, and it’s completed quickly. We probably won’t finish the entire quilt in class, but you’ll be well on your way to finish it at home. In this class we’ll take the mystery out of the basics of paper piecing; the “No More Tears”© method; So Many Triangle basics; and Precise block and quilt top construction. All levels.
Materials List: Bring to class: Your pre-cut fabric. Thread, Pins, Rotary cutter and ruler, Small cutting mat, Highlighter (any color), Add-a-Quarter Ruler (optional, but available for purchase). 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 So Many Triangles masterpiece. Ideally, we’re looking for 2 *contrasting fabrics that allow the So Many Triangles 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 fabric means any 2 fabrics that will stand out on their own and make the lines of your quilt top “crisp.” They can be solids 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 them as color 1 and color 2. Cutting Specs: Start with 1 yard of each fabric. There will be some left over to allow for any whoopsies. All fabric is cut cross grain or selvage to selvage. These measurements assume at least 40” of useable fabric. 1) Cut four 3 ½” strips from each fabric for a total of 4 strips of each color. 2) Cut each strip into twelve 3 ½” squares for a total of 48 squares of each color. 3) Cut the 48 squares diagonally in half for a total of 96 half-square triangles of each color. 4) Cut six 2 ½” strips from each fabric. We’ll cut these strips to size during the class. Your So Many Triangles wall hanging is made up of sixteen 6” x 6” blocks and will measure 24” x 24” when finished. Janome sewing machines and accessories provided by Ray’s Sewing Machine Center.