with Nancy Smith
If your stash is growing to epic proportions, strip it down! In this class, you'll learn the fast, easy and thrifty technique of strip piecing. Starting with color matching techniques, you'll work with the fabric you already have in your collection to make small gifts or a beautiful heirloom quilt. With Nancy Smith's help, use every last scrap to make 6 different quilt designs, plus 5 clever projects, including pillows, waterproof snack bags, table linens, notebook covers and more. As you work from fat quarters and yardage down to bits and pieces, nothing will go to waste in this class. Break out all that beautiful fabric you've been saving for a special occasion and put it to use!
Get started with Nancy Smith, prolific quilter, quilt shop owner, author of more than 70 books and fabric designer. She'll dive right into a discussion of color combinations.
Here's where the magic happens! Cut your stash of fat quarters into strips, then stitch and press them to create a whole new fabric.
Using the window template included in your class materials, you'll master the "Carnival Squares" and "Up and Down" quilt designs.
"Candy Strips" – not stripes! – is another bold design to try. Set on a neutral background, the strip sets create a striking vertical design.
You'll cut, lay out, stitch and embellish the "Paint Box" design, which uses negative space to create positive results.
Swirling, colorful strip-set triangles set into hexagons form the patterns of "Kaleidoscope."
Nancy throws you a curve as she demonstrates how to cut and piece sinuous shapes in "Curved Play."
Nothing goes to waste in this class! From your strip set scraps, you'll create five cute projects that make great gifts, including placemats and napkins, a 16" pillow, waterproof snack bags and clever notebook covers.
"I was expecting this to be more ideas for using jelly rolls and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't. I got so many wonderful ideas for using up some of my stash by making strip sets of different widths. Also enjoyed the clever ways of using up smaller scraps, especially the snack bags. This class is great for beginners and more experienced quilters."
- Ruth Hurley