Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts! Class Plan

by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

NOTES TO INSTRUCTOR
Diana McClun and Laura Nownes prepared this lesson plan for your use in developing a sampler quilt class. The Lesson Plan is intended to give you information about the class including the number of sessions, supplies students will need, and what to cover in each session. Use the book Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts! Extensively during class; refer to appropriate pages to illustrate your instructions. Having samples of a finished project to accompany the book in a store display can help sell the class, the book, and fabric needed for the quilt. Since these projects are not really time-consuming, two samples could be made. Those who are unable to take the class can follow the book's easy instructions to create their own projects. Feel free to use the "Class Description" in your class brochure.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Create a sampler quilt using Diana McClun and Laura Nownes' book Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts!. The sampler is intended to be a step-by-step process to learn quiltmaking.

NUMBER OF SESSIONS
Eleven 3-5 hour sessions

SUGGESTED CLASS PROJECT
A sampler quilt

SUPPLY LIST
Required textbook: Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
Fabric: a variety of pieces (approximately 4-5 yards total in 1/4 to 1/2 yard pieces)
Tools:
Rotary cutter
Cutting board
Wide plastic ruler
Fabric scissors
Sewing machine
100% cotton thread (neutral color)
Hand-sewing needle
Glass-head pins
Template plastic
Ultra-fine permanent pen

SESSION #1
Quick-cutting and strip piecing techniques.
Blocks: Nine-Patch and Four-Patch

SESSION #2
Half-square triangle technique
Blocks: Sawtooth, Pieced Buttercup, and Jewel Box

SESSION #3
Half-square triangles and double half-square triangles
Blocks: Pine Trees, Sawtooth Star, and Sawtooth Star/Nine-Patch

SESSION #4
More double half-square triangles
Blocks: Sailboat and Bow Tie (6" and 12")

SESSION #5
More double half-square triangles
Blocks: Martha Washington Star and Vestibule

SESSION #6
Friendship blocks
Blocks: Treasured Heart and Album Patch

SESSION #7
Applique techniques
Blocks: Apple Basket and Courthouse Square

SESSION #8
Houses
Blocks: Freddy's House and Row House

SESSION #9
Settings and borders

SESSION #10
Layering and basting

SESSION #11
Quilting and binding demonstration

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