PO Box 667 New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.5828

Diane Harris: Scrap Management: Brick by Brick (6-hour WS, Weds, 1/26/22, 10 am - 4 pm EST)

Diane Harris: Scrap Management: Brick by Brick (6-hour WS, Weds, 1/26/22, 10 am - 4 pm EST)
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Price: $95.00
ID Number : SH026


Scrap Management: Brick by Brick
6-hour Workshop
10 am - 4 pm EST, Wednesday, January 26

Learn to manage scraps efficiently and use them effectively to make beautiful one-of-a-kind quilts one brick at a time. Bricks are easy to piece but oh-so-versatile for designing fabulous scrappy quilts. Select the brick size you prefer and precut your fabrics to hit the ground running. We'll cover value, contrast, and scale and start to understand how hues, tints, tones, and shades play together. A ridiculous amount of fun!
All Levels

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Students to Provide

In this class, we'll explore several ways to use bricks: patches that finish twice as long as wide. You won't believe all the interesting ways you can use a brick! The first thing is to decide if you'd like to work with small, medium, or large bricks.

Small > Cut 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" > Finish at 1" x 2"

Medium > Cut 2" x 3-1/2" > Finish at 1-1/2" x 3"

Large > Cut 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" > Finish at 2" x 4"

The best way to begin playing with bricks is to grab some leftovers, press them flat, and cut them into your chosen size from the options above. You'll want darks, mediums, and lights. Don't worry too much about color for now. Cut up lots of fabric into bricks so you're ready to play in class.

If you need a more concrete amount, cut six fat eighths into your chosen size of bricks.

If you're unsure of which size to cut, choose medium. This is a lovely size that's not too chunky and not too small either.

If you love smallish patchwork, choose small bricks. 

If you wish to use up fabric more quickly or you have medium- to large-scale prints or you're a beginner, choose large bricks.

Because all of the brick sizes have the same proportions, any of our class designs can be made with any size of brick! And because you'll be working in your own space, your fabric stash will be at your fingertips and you can change course at any time. What a luxury.

Other needs:

- Sewing machine

- Basic rotary cutting supplies

- Basic sewing supplies

- Design wall of any type

Sewing Machine Required