String quilts are made from narrow strips or “strings” of fabric. The strips are sewn together to form squares, triangles or other shapes. Traditionally the strips were sewn onto a paper or cloth foundation. I teach a paperless or foundation-free method. It is a quick and fun way to use up lots of scraps. You will be amazed to see how a random assortment of fabrics can come together and make a vibrant, cohesive quilt.
This class is a “process” versus “product” class, meaning we will be focusing on learning tips and techniques for making string quilts rather than completing a quilt top. During the workshop, you can focus on making just one style of string blocks or make a sample of multiple types of blocks. I will also spend some time talking about various settings for string quilts so you will understand how to put all those blocks together to make your own unique quilt.
Teacher: Fern Royce
Class Fee: $55
Class Rating: Q