Coe Hill Quilter's SEW-CIAL - NEW Tips and Tricks and Techniques
Quilters! Let's meet together to and learn new methods, tips and tricks to kick start your next quilting project or take your quilting to the next level!
Spend a couple of hours with a local longarm quilter who has a few dozen tips and new methods up her sleeve on how to remove the frustration from your quilting efforts and turn quilting back into the joy it should be!
Each week we will cover new techniques and tools that will speed up the process of cutting and piecing - and learn how to reduce the cost of creating quilts. Here is the schedule for the first 4 weeks:
January 26th: HST - not the tax! Half square triangles. Learn 2 different ways to sew and cut triangles quickly and easily. Make between 4 - 16 in a few quick steps. See several different ways to square each triangle up and how to ensure all your points meet where they should meet! We will also cover 'seating' your squares together to ensure squares meet where they should. Bring your questions!
February 2nd: The mighty 'miter' . Learn a fast and easy way to miter your border fabrics and the joins (including the final one) when making binding for your quilt. We will also cover mitering corners in quilt and placemat binding. Bring your questions or problems to be solved!
February 9th: All the "B's" Binding, Backing and Batting! Learn the differences in binding, batting and backing and when to use which. See and feel the difference in batting and backing and discover new techniques.
February 16th: CUT IT OUT! Give the scissors a rest! Today we will see how several different cutting tools can ensure your quilt goes together perfectly. Corners match - and your quilt squares measure uo the way they should! We will review seating and pressing methods that make your quilt top easier to quilt.
PLACE: Coe Hill Grocery Store - Quilting room
WHEN: Starting - Friday January 26th
(and 3 following Fridays)
TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Limited seating - please register by calling (705) 791-8830 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Quilter's Sew-cial Convenor
Hi! I'm "Mandie the Quilter" and if you have had your quilt longarmed by me - you already know how much quilting excites me. I moved to the Coe Hill area last July and have lived in several small towns and hamlets in both Ontario and Alberta. Community is important to me - and teaching is my way to give back!
Over the last 40 years I have mastered some great quilting skills, and figured out how to cut down on costs and eliminate waste.
Quilting is one of the most creative ways we cna express ourselves. We choose colour and patterns and then apply all the energy we can muster to creating a thing of beauty - that also has great value both for the giver and the receiver.
I have been sewing and worked on and off in the textile industry for over 4 decades - both part time and full time - and watched trends and instructional methods change over the years. I have picked the best ideas and put them into one teaching method that is sure to take your quilting to the next level!