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David Sirota: Storm at Sea - No More Tears Method© (Full Day Workshop Thurs, 10/12/17, 9am - 4pm)

David Sirota: Storm at Sea - No More Tears Method© (Full Day Workshop Thurs, 10/12/17, 9am - 4pm)
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Price: $70.00
ID Number : CA023

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David Sirota – New Hampshire

Storm at Sea - No More Tears Method©,
Full Day Workshop
Thursday, October 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you curious about paper piecing? Do you and paper piecing already have a love/hate relationship? 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 at least one full block, and 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 we’ll take the mystery out of the basics of paper piecing; the “No More Tears”© method; Storm at Sea basics; and Precise block and quilt top construction. All levels.
Materials List: Bring to class: Your baggies of pre-cut fabric. Thread. Pins. Rotary cutter and ruler. Small cutting mat. Highlighter (any color). Add-a-Quarter Ruler (optional, but available for purchase). Your finished wall hanging should measure about 30” x 30”. 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 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, 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 “light.” You’ll want 2 yards of Light and 2 yard of Dark. Cutting Specs: All fabric is cut cross grain or Width of Fabric (WOF). Measurements assume 40” of usable 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 3½ ” strip. From this strip cut nine 3½ ” squares. Cut two 4½” strips. From these strips cut eighteen 4½” squares. Cut these eighteen squares diagonally in half to form thirty six half-square triangles. From the Light Fabric: Cut two 3½” strips. From these strips cut eighteen 3½” 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” x 7” rectangles. From the Light Fabric: Cut six 3” strips. Cut these strips into forty-eight 3” x 5” 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 whoopsies. If you have any questions about this workshop please email David at quiltmavendave@gmail.com. Janome sewing machines and accessories provided by Ray’s Sewing Machine Center.