Using my "No More Tears"© Foundation Piecing Method
You'll be paper piecing like a pro by the end of class!
Are you curious about paper piecing? Do you and paper piecing already have a love/hate relationship? This class will make paper piecing a love/love relationship. The New York Beauty has always been a very popular pattern. But why call it NY Beauty when I live in NH? So, we’re making the NH Beauty wall hanging. We’ll not only be using my “No More Tears” © method of paper piecing, but we’ll also tackle curved seams. They are not nearly as hard as they look😊
We probably won't finish the entire project in class but you'll have all the tools you'll need to finish it at home.
The finished piece measures 24" x 24" without borders.
In this one-day class we’ll take the mystery out of:
The basics of paper piecing
The "No More Tears"© method
HN Beauty basics
Precise block and quilt top construction and curved seams
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR CLASS
Your patterns (emailed before class)
Sewing machine, thread and pre-wound bobbin, regular piecing foot and 1/4" foot
Pins, and just in case, a seam ripper
45mm Rotary cutter (with a new blade) and a ruler - 6"x12" works fine
18mm or 28mm rotary cutter (helpful but not necessary)
Invisible Scotch Tape (any brand)***
Pencil or pen
Small cutting mat 9" x 12" is fine
Highlighter (any color)
Add-A-Quarter ruler (the longer the better)
Add-An-Eighth ruler (very helpful but not necessary)
Paper and fabric scissors
12 1/2" x 12 1/2" or larger piece of thin cardboard, or a cereal box opened flat
Something to cut the cardboard into a template (scissors,
X-ACTO knife or a rotary cutter)
Elmer's Disappearing Purple Glue Stick (preferable) or any washable, acid free glue stick***
A word about design and fabric selection:
A word about fabric selection: You’ll notice that I chose 4 different colors in several different fabrics randomly for the L-shaped background, pie wedge, and arcs and used a bright yellow for the “rays”, so that there was high contrast and the rays really stand out.
There are 3 large blocks and 4 smaller blocks. The larger blocks measure 12”x12” and the 4 smaller measure 6”x6”. We’ll be making as many of each as time allows.
*Contrasting fabric means any 2 fabrics that create a very “crisp” line between them when placed next to each other. Please, avoid directional prints, large prints, or 2 prints that share a common color. Designate which of your fabrics is “dark” and which “light’.
YARDAGE & CUTTING SPECS
Think about using some of your scraps for this project and use as many different colors for the arcs, L shape and Pie shape as you'd like. We’ll be doing most of the cutting in class so bring at least 24” of each of your “L”, “Pie” and "Arc" fabrics and at least 10” of your “ray” fabric. There will be LOTS of fabric left over.
All fabric is cut cross grain or Width of Fabric (WOF). Measurements assume 40" of useable fabric.