The objective in this workshop is for students to learn the
basics, and the fun and freedom of free-form piecing!
scraps and strips to share with
others in the class so that everyone has a variety of fabrics to play
with. I will demonstrate a variety of ways to piece crumb blocks
including wonky log cabin, string, and free form. I'll bring my own
Crumb quilts for inspiration.
Please come with a basket, a box, a bin, a bag of scraps you've had
sitting around! Bring strings (long tapered strips), strips,
squares, bricks, trimmings from joining binding on the bias, odd sized
triangles, left over binding pieces....in a wide variety of colors!
Lights, darks, mediums, prints, solids, batiks, calicoes, bring it ALL!
In addition to your fabric you will need the basics:
Sewing machine in working order (including power
cords and extention
Thread, scissors, seam ripper,pins and any other notions you
Rotory cutter, mat and ruler.
I like a variety of rulers, and for crumb piecing, I really love a 6"
or 6.5" square ruler. Other ruler sizes I often use are 3.5" square, a
5" square ( This one was a dear jane ruler, and I really like the size
of it, but it isn't mandatory....) and a regular 6.5" X 12.5" ruler.
*NOTE* Please also print out the following class instruction sheets. We
will be learning many techniques in this class, so the amount of hand
outs is large. By printing them yourself, you get them in
color,and can look them over before class starts! You will need the
During this class we will learn different compositions of blocks! Most
can be made without a foundation, however, some blocks work better WITH
a foundation, and I use phone book pages because they are thin and tear
easily for removal.
We will be working with the following free form blocks:
Simple Crumb Block Assembly:
Squares, rectangles, strips and bits.
Maverick Stars work great with all those triangles you
off when joining binding on the bias!
Template free crazy patch hearts add pizzazz!
L-O-V-E spells LOVE!
Piece a simple word into your crumb quilt! We will
free-piece letters to get you started!
In this quilt "ANYTHING" goes! Use it up, get it out of
the scrap stash!
I look forward to scrappy fun with your guild for this workshop!