PO Box 667 New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.5828

David Owen Hastings: Mini Mid-Mod Quilts (3-hour WS, Thurs, 5/12/22, 12-3pm EDT)

David Owen Hastings: Mini Mid-Mod Quilts (3-hour WS, Thurs, 5/12/22, 12-3pm EDT)
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Price: $65.00
ID Number : SH2-020


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Mini Mid-Mod Quilts
3-Hour Workshop
12 pm - 3 pm EDT, Thursday, May 12

These charming little quilts are inspired by Mid-Century Modern design,
and are a great skill-building project to learn a number of quilting techniques.

Work small, Work smart, look great.

We will start with a simple, modern color palette of neutral fabrics with a flash of color. Clean lines combined with simple design give each tiny composition a sophisticated feeling. Since we are working very small, this is a great project for using small scraps and bits of special fabric.

Participants will learn the quilt-as-you-go method, and a PDF materials and supplies list will be emailed in advance. Hand stitching adds a sleek, linear element. Finishing techniques will be demonstrated.

This workshop is a 3-hour live-stream event, conducted on Zoom, consisting of live instruction (no recording, please). You should have the current version of Zoom installed on your computer or laptop. Guidance for getting started will be sent in advance of the workshop.


  • Select a range of neutral fabrics (all light, medium, or dark), and a bright accent color.
    Solids and subtle, small-scale prints or textures work best.
  • Cut cotton batting and backing fabric into 5″ squares.
  • Cut a selection of the neutral fabrics into small strips (sizes will be provided).
  • Cut a small amount of the bright accent color fabric.
  • Learn the quilt-as-you-go technique, working from the inside out. 
  • Explore strip piecing and leaving the raw edges on the outside for extra texture.
  • Trim your small quilt blocks and stay stitch the edges.
  • Learn about hand stitching, and experiment with adding your own design.
  • Sew the backing onto the top of your mini quilts, leaving a space for turning. 
  • Turn and press, then do a final stitching around the perimeter

A complete PDF supply list, plus step-by-step notes and templates will be emailed to each participant. Class sizes are limited to ensure one-on-one time. 

This is an all-levels class. You should be comfortable using your sewing machine, and it should be in good working order. I look forward to sharing and sewing with you!
All Levels

Click here for a printable workshop description & supply list.

Materials List

  • Cotton sewing thread to go with your fabrics: a medium grey works great, or match the neutrals you’re using.
  • 6–8 fat quarters of fabric: choose solid or subtly printed quilting cotton fabrics in a neutral color family. Very subtle textures are OK but no strong prints, please. Choose colors in one family with similar values, such as ALL light grey, ALL medium grey, ALL black, ALL tan, ALL navy, etc. If you use prints, make sure they are very small. Yarn-dyed woven fabrics are nice for this project and provide a texture contrast to the printed cottons.
  • 2–3 small scraps of solid accent fabrics: choose strong, bright, modern colors. No prints, please.
  • 1 piece of quilting cotton for the backing: cut into 5" x 5" squares (cut 6–8)
  • 1 piece of cotton quilt batting: cut into 5" x 5" squares (cut 6–8)
  • OPTIONAL: #8 or #12 Perle hand quilting cotton thread and a sashiko or embroidery needle

Please cut the 5" x 5" squares of backing and batting to size before class, so you can have as much time as possible to work on your mini quilts. You will receive a PDF handout with directions — the directions are notes for your reference to use during class. You do not need to do any sewing in advance.


  • Home sewing machine with a walking foot and quarter-inch seam allowance foot (or standard foot)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Small scissors and fabric shears
  • Seam ripper (just in case!)
  • Rotary cutter with a fresh blade
  • Cutting mat (medium size, about 12" x 18" or 18" x 24")
  • Quilting ruler (6" x 18" or 6" x 24")
  • Fabric marking tool (one that is easily removable with water)
  • Straight pins
  • Wooden chopstick or That Purple Thang tool for turning (nothing too sharp)
  • Note pad and pencil/pen
  • Cell phone or digital camera to take photos as you go
Sewing Machine Required