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Swirling Wheel Hand Piecing Class with Barbara Burnham

Hand piecing is an enjoyable and relaxing way of making quilts with a few basic techniques and minimal tools, and portable enough to take almost anywhere to stitch in peace and quiet, alone or with friends. For this block, choose contrasting or coordinated fabrics, or go wild with florals, stripes, and prints. Learn how to plan and approach hand piecing of complex block designs with sharp points, triangles, inset seams, and curvesLearn several ways to make templates, mark your fabrics, and sew your block with running stitch methods. Set your circle into background fabric with hand pieced corners or hand applique techniques. Barbara teaches with a video projection system so everyone can see closeups.

y List:

Pattern/Handout Fee:
$5 paid to instructor in class.

to finish one block:

Two Color Block: 1 FQ dark or bright color, 1 FQ light color for background

Multicolor Block: 5 or 6 (or more) FQ light, medium and dark colors

(FQ = Fat Quarter = 18”x22”)

Small fabric scissors
such as 4′′ embroidery scissors

Small scissor for cutting templates

Template plastic that you can see through (such as “Perfect Shape No Melt”)

Double Sided Removable Scotch Tape®

Extra Fine Point Sharpie for tracing onto template plastic

Fine point (0.5 mm) mechanical pencil for marking light fabrics

White chalk fabric marker (and sharpener) for marking dark fabrics

Needles Sharps (such as Piecemakers Hand Applique)


Dritz® Size 17 ball point pins (#79)

Clover Fine Quilting Pins (long fine pins with glass heads) #2509

Pincushion or Magnetic Pin Holder

Thread (such as Aurifil 50 wt.)

Rotary ruler (6′′ x 12′′ is fine) MUST HAVE 1/4” marks

Rotary cutter

Freezer paper 12” square (Reynolds)

Small Ziploc bag to keep templates and fabric pieces together

Irons and rotary cutting mat are available in the classroom

Spring Water Designs Class Cancellation Policy and Inclement Weather Information can be found Here on our Policies Page
Instructor Name:
Barbara Burnham

Swirling Wheel Hand Piecing Class with Barbara Burnham

$ 65.00

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