Fussy Cutters Club

TOTES AMAZEBALLS

RAINBOW iSPY BABY QUILT

AN IMPROV-ABLE DREAM PILLOW

FOCAL (ON) POINT QUILT

INCEPTION SQUARED QUILT

 

 

TOTES AMAZEBALLS


Fussy Cutting and Improvisational Patchwork

 

From Fussy Cutters Club

By Angie Wilson

 

Class Description:
This class makes the perfect introduction to fussy cutting and improv patchwork. Students will learn how to fussy cut motifs for maximum impact in improvisational patchwork. If there is time, students will also learn basic walking-foot quilting. Participants will leave the class with a finished tote. Project can be found on page 99 of Fussy Cutters Club. Intermediate skill level.

 

Please note: for students to finish this project within the class time frame, they may need to skip the quilting stage of the project construction.

 

Class Length:
Full-day class. Alternatively, class can be split into 2 shorter classes (make the tote panels in one class and return for second class on how to construct the tote).

 

Class Supply List:

Mandatory Supplies:

  • Fussy Cutters Club by Angie Wilson
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine manual
  • Walking foot
  • Jeans sewing machine needle
  • Basic sewing supplies: rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, seam ripper, fabric pen, cotton thread, scissors, spare machine needles
  • Fabric:
    • Assorted fussy-cut fabrics totaling 1 yard
    • ¼ yard, 55”–60” wide vinyl for the bottom of the tote (alternatively students might like to use canvas)
    • 1 1/3 yards fabric for the lining
    • ¾ yard backing (can use flannel for added bag strength)
    • ¾ yard batting
    • ¼ yard fabric for handles
    • 1 ½ yard, at least 30” wide medium-weight interfacing

 

Optional Supplies:

  • Alternative fabric options for the bottom of the bag
  • From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork 6.5” Fussy Cut Ruler
  • Flatter by Soak
  • Notions and books on quilting your projects

 

TIP: This is the perfect opportunity to walk students through different types of fussy cut fabrics, directional fabric, and complementary fabrics. Use fabrics from within the shop to show students the wide range of printed fabrics and how to select prints that complement and do not compete with their fussy cutting. A great opportunity to sell panel motifs to students for use.

 

See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.

 

Classroom Preparation:

Supplies for Communal Use:

  • Ironing board, iron, and starch
  • Large cutting mat
  • Large ruler
  • Design wall

 

Class Preparation:

  • Have at least 3 fabric bundles made up from your store that show different scale motifs and complementary fabrics. Use this as an opportunity to show students how they can use a complete fabric line by fussy cutting select prints in the line and complementing these with the blenders in the line. See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection. This is a great opportunity to sell your stock to your students.
  • Prepare examples of the project using different fabric combinations. Use these examples to show how using directional prints and ditzy prints can make different impacts on the design. These examples can also show how the improvisational patchwork can be used with a limited color palette or one designer fabric line to make an impactful tote.
  • Prepare an example of a quilt sandwich to show students this technique.

 

Class Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome Students. Introduce yourself to the class—provide a brief history of your sewing skills and experience with fussy cutting. Have students introduce themselves and provide some insight into their experience with fussy cutting, what skills they’re hoping to learn during the class, and any concerns they have in relation to fabric selection and fussy cutting.
  2. Discuss Fabric Selection for Fussy Cutting. Provide students with examples of fabrics that can be used for fussy cutting with this project. Show alternative examples of how the project can be made to look with different fabrics.
    1. a.   See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.
  3. Discuss Fussy-Cutting Techniques. Provide students with examples of how to isolate and highlight print motifs in their work. Talk about how seam allowance impacts fussy cutting. Discuss the options of motif placement within improvisational patchwork.
    1. a.   See Tools of the Trade chapter (p. 23) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about possible tools that can be used with fussy cutting.
    2. b.   See How to Be a Fussy Cutter chapter (page 35) for information about how to fussy cut.
  4. Make the Project.
    1. a.   Use the project pattern on page 99 of Fussy Cutters Club to make the project.
    2. b.   Remind students about where seams will fall in the tote construction so they don’t cut off prized fabrics.
    3. c.    Please note: for students to finish this project within the class time frame, they may need to skip the quilting stage of the project construction. 

For more information or assistance with planning this class please contact:

 

Angie Wilson

W: www.GnomeAngel.com

E: hello@gnomeangel.com

 

RAINBOW iSPY BABY QUILT


Fussy Cutting and Traditional Patchwork

 

From Fussy Cutters Club

By Angie Wilson

 

Class Description:
This class makes a wonderful introduction to fussy cutting and traditional patchwork and is perfect for beginner sewists or children (ages 10 to 15). Students will learn how to fussy cut motifs for maximum impact in traditional patchwork, as well as how to nest seams for accuracy in patchwork. Participants will leave the class with a finished quilt top. Project can be found on page 105 of Fussy Cutters Club.

 

Please note: Students will need to complete the project at home or through the use of a longarm quilter.

 

Class Length:
Full-day class.

 

Class Supply List:

Mandatory Supplies:

  • Fussy Cutters Club by Angie Wilson
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine manual
  • Basic sewing supplies: rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, seam ripper, fabric pen, cotton thread, scissors, spare machine needles
  • Fabric:
    •    A mix of fussy-cut fabric, totaling 2 yards
    •    Not required for class, but will be required for finishing quilt:
      •   ½ Yard  x WOF fabric for binding
      •   2 7/8 yards fabric for backing
      •   48” x 52” batting

 

Optional Supplies:

  • From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork 6.5” Fussy Cut Ruler
  • Template plastic
  • Flatter by Soak
  • Notions and books on quilting your projects

 

TIP: This is the perfect opportunity to walk students through the importance of the scale of motifs in patchwork, different types of fabrics, directional fabric, and complementary fabrics. Use fabrics from within the shop to show students the wide range of printed fabrics and how to select prints that complement and do not compete with their fussy cutting. See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.

 

Classroom Preparation:

Supplies for Communal Use:

  • Ironing board, iron, and starch
  • Large cutting mat
  • Large ruler
  • Design wall

 

Class Preparation:

  • Have at least 3 fabric bundles made up from your store that show different scale motifs and complementary fabrics. Use this as an opportunity to show students how they can use a complete fabric line by fussy cutting select prints in the line and complementing these with the blenders in the line. See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection. This is a great opportunity to sell your stock to your students.
  • Prepare examples of the project using different fabric combinations. Use these examples to show how placing motifs in different areas (center, off center, different quadrants, repeated) can have different impacts on the design. These examples can also show how the simple patchwork can be used with a limited color palette or one designer fabric line to make an impactful quilt.
  • Prepare an example of a quilt sandwich and binding to show students how to finish their quilt at home.

 

Class Agenda:

 

  1.  Welcome Students. Introduce yourself to the class—provide a brief history of your sewing skills and experience with fussy cutting. Have students introduce themselves and provide some insight into their experience with fussy cutting, what skills they’re hoping to learn during the class, and any concerns they have in relation to fabric selection and fussy cutting.
  2.  Discuss Fabric Selection for Fussy Cutting. Provide students with examples of fabrics that can be used for fussy cutting with this project. Show alternative examples of how the project can be made to look with different fabrics.
    1. a.   See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.
  3. Discuss Fussy-Cutting Techniques. Provide students with examples of how to isolate and highlight print motifs in their work. Talk about how seam allowance impacts fussy cutting. Discuss the options for motif placement (everything doesn’t have to be in the center!).
    1. a.   See Tools of the Trade chapter (p. 23) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about possible tools that can be used with fussy cutting.
    2. b.   See How to Be a Fussy Cutter chapter (p. 35) for information about how to fussy cut.
  4.  Make the Project.
    1. a.   Use the project pattern on page 105 of Fussy Cutters Club to make the project.
    2. b.   Show students how nesting seams can assist with their accuracy.
    3. c.    Information on finishing a quilt (layering, quilting, and binding) can be found on page 49 in the Basics of the Game chapter.

 

For more information or assistance with planning this class, please contact:

 

Angie Wilson

W: www.GnomeAngel.com

E: hello@gnomeangel.com

 

AN IMPROV-ABLE DREAM PILLOW


Fussy Cutting and Improvisational Patchwork

 

From Fussy Cutters Club

By Angie Wilson

 

Class Description:
This class makes the perfect introduction to fussy cutting and improv patchwork. Students will learn how to fussy cut motifs for maximum impact in improvisational patchwork, as well as attaching embellishments to the edge of a pillow and basic walking-foot quilting. Participants will leave the class with a finished pillow. Project can be found on page 75 of Fussy Cutters Club. Intermediate skill level.

 

Please note: for students to finish this project within the class time frame, they may need to skip the quilting stage of the project construction.

 

Class Length:
Full-day class. Alternatively, the class can be split into 2 shorter classes (make the pillow front in one class and return for second class on how to construct the pillow).

 

Class Supply List:

Mandatory Supplies:

  • Fussy Cutters Club by Angie Wilson
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine manual
  • Walking foot
  • Basic sewing supplies: rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, seam ripper, fabric pen, cotton thread, scissors, spare machine needles
  • Fabric:
    •    Assorted fussy-cut fabrics to make a fussy-cut panel measuring 22” x 22”
    •    ¾ yards fabric for pillow front backing
    •    ½ yards fabric for pillow back
    •    25” x 25” batting
    •    18”–20” zipper
    •    Pillow insert 21” x 21”

 

Optional Supplies:

  • Edge embellishment: 2 ½ yards x 1 ½” width (students can use rickrack, piping, pom-poms, etc.)
  • From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork 6.5” Fussy Cut Ruler
  • Flatter by Soak
  • Notions and books on quilting your projects

 

TIP: This is the perfect opportunity to walk students through different types of fussy-cut fabrics, directional fabric, and complementary fabrics. Use fabrics from within the shop to show students the wide range of printed fabrics and how to select prints that complement and do not compete with their fussy cutting. A great opportunity to sell panel motifs for students to use.

 

See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.

 

Classroom Preparation:

Supplies for Communal Use:

  • Ironing board, iron, and starch
  • Large cutting mat
  • Large ruler
  • Design wall

 

Class Preparation:

  • Have at least 3 fabric bundles made up from your store that show different scale motifs and complementary fabrics. Use this as an opportunity to show students how they can use a complete fabric line by fussy cutting select prints in the line and complementing these with the blenders in the line. See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection. This is a great opportunity to sell your stock to your students.
  • Prepare examples of the project using different fabric combinations. Use these examples to show how using directional prints and ditzy prints can make different impacts to the design. These examples can also show how the improvisational patchwork can be used with a limited color palette or one designer fabric line to make an impactful pillow.
  • Prepare an example of a quilt sandwich and how to attach embellishments (as per p. 79 of Fussy Cutters Club) to show students these techniques.

 

Class Agenda:

 

  1.    Welcome Students. Introduce yourself to the class—provide a brief history of your sewing skills and experience with fussy cutting. Have students introduce themselves and provide some insight into their experience with fussy cutting, what skills they’re hoping to learn during the class, and any concerns they have in relation to fabric selection and fussy cutting.
  2.    Discuss Fabric Selection for Fussy Cutting. Provide students with examples of fabrics that can be used for fussy cutting with this project. Show alternative examples of how the project can be made to look with different fabrics.
    1. a.   See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.
  3.    Discuss Fussy-Cutting Techniques. Provide students with examples of how to isolate and highlight print motifs in their work. Talk about how seam allowance impacts fussy cutting. Discuss the options for motif placement within improvisational patchwork.
    1. a.   See Tools of the Trade chapter (p. 23) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about possible tools that can be used with fussy cutting.
    2. b.   See How to Be a Fussy Cutter chapter (p. 35) for information about how to fussy cut.
  4.    Make the Project.
    1. a.   Use the project pattern on page 75 of Fussy Cutters Club to make the project.
    2. b.   Remind students about where seams will fall in the pillow construction so they don’t cut off prized fabrics.
    3. c.    Please note: for students to finish this project within the class time frame, they may need to skip the quilting stage of the project construction.

 

For more information or assistance with planning this class, please contact:

 

Angie Wilson

W: www.GnomeAngel.com

E: hello@gnomeangel.com

 

FOCAL (ON) POINT QUILT


Fussy Cutting and Traditional Patchwork

 

From Fussy Cutters Club

By Angie Wilson

 

Class Description:
This class makes the perfect introduction to fussy cutting and traditional patchwork. Students will learn how to fussy cut motifs for maximum impact in traditional patchwork, as well as how to set quilt blocks on point. Participants will leave the class with a finished quilt top (depending on length of class). Project can be found on page 124 of Fussy Cutters Club. Suitable for beginners.

 

Please note: Students will need to complete the project at home or through the use of a longarm quilter.

 

Class Length:
Full-day class. Alternatively, this could be offered in a 3–4 hour class; however, students will have more to complete at home.

 

Class Supply List:

Mandatory Supplies:

  • Fussy Cutters Club by Angie Wilson
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine manual
  • Basic sewing supplies: rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, seam ripper, fabric pen, cotton thread, scissors, spare machine needles
  • Fabric:
    •    A mix of fussy-cut fabric, totaling 3½ yards
    •    3 ¾ yards background fabric
    •    Not required for class, but will be required for finishing quilt:
      •   5/8 yard  x WOF fabric for binding
      •   7 1/8 yards fabric for backing
      •   85” x 85” batting

 

Optional Supplies:

  • From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork 6.5” Fussy Cut Ruler
  • Template plastic
  • Flatter by Soak
  • Notions and books on quilting your projects

 

TIP: This is the perfect opportunity to walk students through the importance of the scale of motifs in patchwork, different types of fabrics, directional fabric, and complementary fabrics. Use fabrics from within the shop to show students the wide range of printed fabrics and how to select prints that complement and do not compete with their fussy cutting. See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.

 

Classroom Preparation:

Supplies for Communal Use:

  • Ironing board, iron, and starch
  • Large cutting mat
  • Large ruler
  • Design wall

 

Class Preparation:

  • Have at least 3 fabric bundles made up from your store that show different scale motifs and complementary fabrics. Use this as an opportunity to show students how they can use a complete fabric line by fussy cutting select prints in the line and complementing these with the blenders in the line. See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection. This is a great opportunity to sell your stock to your students.
  • Prepare examples of the project using different fabric combinations. Use these examples to show how placing motifs in different areas (center, off center, different quadrants, repeated) can have different impacts on the design. These examples can also show how the simple patchwork can be used with a limited color palette or one designer fabric line to make an impactful quilt.
  • Prepare an example of a quilt sandwich and binding to show students the techniques they will use to finish their quilts at home.

 

Class Agenda:

 

  1.    Welcome Students. Introduce yourself to the class—provide a brief history of your sewing skills and experience with fussy cutting. Have students introduce themselves and provide some insight into their experience with fussy cutting, what skills they’re hoping to learn during the class, and any concerns they have in relation to fabric selection and fussy cutting.
  2.    Discuss Fabric Selection for Fussy Cutting. Provide students with examples of fabrics that can be used for fussy cutting with this project. Show alternative examples of how the project can be made to look with different fabrics.
    1. a.   See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.
  3.    Discuss Fussy-Cutting Techniques. Provide students with examples of how to isolate and highlight print motifs in their work. Talk about how seam allowance impacts fussy cutting. Discuss the options for motif placement (everything doesn’t have to be in the center!).
    1. a.   See Tools of the Trade chapter (p. 23) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about possible tools that can be used with fussy cutting.
    2. b.   See How to Be a Fussy Cutter chapter (p. 35) for information about how to fussy cut.
  4.    Make the Project.
    1. a.   Use the project pattern on page 115 of Fussy Cutters Club to make the project.
    2. b.   Information on finishing a quilt (layering, quilting, and binding) can be found on page 49 in the Basics of the Game chapter.

 

For more information or assistance with planning this class, please contact:

 

Angie Wilson

W: www.GnomeAngel.com

E: hello@gnomeangel.com

 

INCEPTION SQUARED QUILT


Fussy Cutting and Traditional Patchwork

 

From Fussy Cutters Club

By Angie Wilson

 

Class Description:
This class makes the perfect introduction to fussy cutting and traditional patchwork. Students will learn how to fussy cut motifs for maximum impact and how to use directional prints in traditional patchwork. Participants will leave the class with a finished quilt top (depending on length of class). Project can be found on page 115 of Fussy Cutters Club. Suitable for beginners.

 

Please note: Students will need to complete the project at home or through the use of a longarm quilter.

 

Class Length:
Full-day class. Alternatively this could be offered in a 3–4 hour class; however, students will have more to complete at home.

 

Class Supply List:

Mandatory Supplies:

  • Fussy Cutters Club by Angie Wilson
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine manual
  • Basic sewing supplies: rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, seam ripper, fabric pen, cotton thread, scissors, spare machine needles
  • Fabric:
    •    A mix of fussy-cut fabric, totaling 6 yards
    •    Not required for class, but will be required for finishing quilt:
      •   ½ yard  x WOF fabric for binding
      •   3 3/8 yards fabric for backing
      •   58” x 78” batting

 

Optional Supplies:

  • From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork 6.5” Fussy Cut Ruler
  • Template plastic
  • Flatter by Soak
  • Notions and books on quilting your projects

 

TIP: This is the perfect opportunity to walk students through the importance of scale of the motifs in patchwork, different types of fabrics, directional fabric, and complementary fabrics. Use fabrics from within the shop to show students the wide range of printed fabrics and how to select prints that complement and do not compete with their fussy cutting. See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.

 

Classroom Preparation:

Supplies for Communal Use:

  • Ironing board, iron, and starch
  • Large cutting mat
  • Large ruler
  • Design Wall

 

Class Preparation:

  • Have at least 3 fabric bundles made up from your store that show different scale motifs and complementary fabrics. Use this as an opportunity to show students how they can use a complete fabric line by fussy cutting select prints in the line and complementing these with the blenders in the line. See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection. This is a great opportunity to sell your stock to your students.
  • Prepare examples of the project using different fabric combinations. Use these examples to show how placing motifs in different areas (center, off center, different quadrants, repeated) can have different impacts on the design. These examples can also show how simple patchwork can be used with a limited color palette or one designer fabric line to make an impactful quilt.
  • Prepare an example of a quilt sandwich and binding to show students how to finish their quilts at home.

 

Class Agenda:

 

  1.    Welcome Students. Introduce yourself to the class—provide a brief history of your sewing skills and experience with fussy cutting. Have students introduce themselves and provide some insight into their experience with fussy cutting, what skills they’re hoping to learn during the class, and any concerns they have in relation to fabric selection and fussy cutting.
  2.    Discuss Fabric Selection for Fussy Cutting. Provide students with examples of fabrics that can be used for fussy cutting with this project. Show alternative examples of how the project can be made to look with different fabrics.
    1. a.   See Cloth Tales chapter (p. 13) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about fabric selection.
  3.    Discuss Fussy-Cutting Techniques. Provide students with examples of how to isolate and highlight print motifs in their work. Talk about how seam allowance impacts fussy cutting. Discuss the options for motif placement (everything doesn’t have to be in the center!).
    1. a.   See Tools of the Trade chapter (p. 23) of Fussy Cutters Club for information about possible tools that can be used with fussy cutting.
    2. b.   See How to Be a Fussy Cutter chapter (p. 35) for information about how to fussy cut.
  4.    Make the Project.
    1. a.   Use the project pattern on page 115 of Fussy Cutters Club to make the project.
    2. b.   Show students how to cut for directional prints. See page 118 of Fussy Cutters Club for more information.
    3. c.    Information on finishing a quilt (layering, quilting, and binding) can be found on page 49 in the Basics of the Game chapter.

 

For more information or assistance with planning this class, please contact:

 

Angie Wilson

W: www.GnomeAngel.com

E: hello@gnomeangel.com

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