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Diane Harris: Tango: Scrappy Delight (6-hour WS, Fri, 1/28/22, 10 am - 4 pm EST)

Diane Harris: Tango: Scrappy Delight (6-hour WS, Fri, 1/28/22, 10 am - 4 pm EST)
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Price: $95.00
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Tango: Scrappy Delight
6-hour Workshop
10 am - 4 pm EST, Friday, January 28

Easy piecing has never been so much fun! This extraordinary technique yields graphic blocks that come together beautifully. This is a great stash buster, and you can use precut squares if you like. Learn about value, contrast, and scale for improved scrap quilts from your stash. And…SURPRISE! This method yields bonus half-square triangles for another project. I'll share ideas for using them. It's like getting two quilts in one!
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Students to Provide

Please note: In a virtual workshop, you will have your fabric stash at your fingertips if you are sewing from home. I suggest doing a bit of cutting, but not all of it, so you can see how things shape up! Then you can pull in more fabrics as needed. This is one of the big advantages of virtual learning.

1. We will start out with enough fabric for a throw-size Tango quilt at 58" x 76". If you decide you'd like to make it bigger or smaller once you learn the technique, you can.

2. Choose a color theme for your quilt. It can be one, two, or three colors, or it can be a theme like Christmas or autumn. 

Bring 50, 10" squares of fabrics that fit into your theme. These should be mediums and darks. You can have 50 different fabrics or as few as 10 fabrics. You'll like it better if you have more fabrics!

Select all different kinds within your color scheme: florals, geometrics, plaids, stripes, whatever. Bring as much variety as you can. Dig into your scrap bags, leftovers, and uglies. If you're unsure about something, bring it along and I will help you! See *Option 1* below for another possibility.

3. Choose one light neutral print to contrast with the fabrics above such as white, cream, tan or light gray. If you're confident in fabric selection, it could be a light color like soft blue or pink. Bring 2-3/4 yards of this fabric. See *Option 2* below for another possibility.

Pre-cut your neutral into 96 squares, 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

4. Since this is a "two-fer" design, you'll have enough bonus units to make a nice baby quilt or to start another project which can be something completely different from this one.

5. *Option 1*: Choose medium and light fabrics for your color theme instead. Then use a dark neutral for #3 such as charcoal, navy, or black.

6. *Option 2*: To make your neutral scrappy, choose many fabrics with the same value (darkness or lightness) to total about 3 yards. For example, you could bring 12 fat quarters in cream-colored prints that all read about the same. Or bring all your navy blue scraps (big enough to get a 5-1/2" square) to total about 3 yards.

7. Sewing machine in tip-top working order and its manual, all-purpose presser foot.

8. Basic sewing supplies: fabric shears, scissors, pins, neutral thread, extension cord.

9. Basic cutting supplies: mat, ruler, rotary cutter. One ruler should be at least 15" long.

10. Marking supplies: Removable marker pen and a mechanical pencil.

11. For a three-dimensional effect as seen in the purple quilt, you'll need 13, 10" squares of a light-medium, 13, 10" squares of medium #1, 13, 10" squares of medium #2, 13, 10" squares of a dark and 2-3/4 yards of very light to contrast with all of the others.

Be brave! We'll have a great day of fun and learning! Questions? Call Diane, 402-756-1541.

Sewing Machine Required