Project Teen Class Plan


by Melissa Mortenson






Class Description
In this class students will complete the Study Pillow. The construction of the pillow is very simple and it is suitable for a beginning to advanced seamstress. During the course of the class students will learn how to insert piping into a seam and create and apply an appliqué. This project would make a wonderful gift!

Class Length

One class sitting. 3-4 hours. It is recommended that students come to class with their fabric already cut out.

Class Supply List 

Project Teen by Melissa Mortenson

3/4 Yard Fabric for Pillow Front

2 Fat Quarters for Large Pocket

1 Fat Quarter for Small Pocket & Lining- would be really cute with a fussy cut novelty print.

3/4 yard Minky Fabric for pillow back

1 Fat Quarter for Pillow Side Panel

3/4 Yard Fusible Fleece

Scrap of Fabric for Appliqué approx 9" x 11"

1 9" x 11" piece of paper backed fusible web

1/2 yard 1" wide ribbon

1 package premade piping (2 3/4 yards)

1 standard bed pillow

Printed out words "Study" in Pacifio Font 8" wide- Just a tip: you may want to print one out ahead of time for the students to trace in the class

Piping foot for sewing machine.

Classroom Preparation

A piping foot is necessary to make this project. It might be a good idea to fit one machine at the store with a piping foot for students to use in case they do not have a foot for their machine.

Class Agenda

Follow the directions on pages 105- 109 to create the pillow. It is recommended to start by creating the "Study" appliqué first then constructing the remainder of the pillow.



Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend Quilt 


Class Description
This class will demonstrate a simple cutting and piecing method for constructing the Diamond's are a Girl's Best Friend Quilt.  This quilt is great for a beginning quilter as it contains only straight seams, uses large blocks and pieces quickly. This quilt is constructed using only fat quarters and is a great fit for a novelty print. It would make a great gift and can easily be personalized for the recipient.

Class Length

This class can be completed in one sitting (with the exclusion of quilting the quilt top). Recommended time 3-4 hrs.  

Class Supply List

Project Teen by Melissa Mortenson

15 Fat Quarters - Novelty prints are a great fit for this quilt pattern

Rotary Cutter, Ruler & Mat


3 1/2 yards for quilt backing

1/2 yard for quilt binding

1 59"x59" piece of 100% cotton quilt batting.

Tip: The first part of this project requires cutting fabric in class. Make sure each student has their own cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter to save class time.

Classroom Preparation

Each student will need a design wall or large space on the floor to work out the arrangement of the blocks before they are sewn together.

Class Agenda

Full instructions for this quilt are on pages 101-104 of Project Teen. Students will use a rotary cutter and mat to cut out the triangles that make up the blocks of the quilt. They will then arrange the triangles (using a design wall or large space on the floor) according to the diagram in the book on page 104. The triangles will then be sewn into blocks, which are then sewn together by row to make a completed quilt top.  Completed quilt size: 50 1/4" x 60 1/2"