Monday 14 January 2013

Scraps . . . they are taking over!

Every January I tackle the scraps that I have managed to sort into some semblance of organized chaos.  I start a few scrap quilts and offer these as classes at Picket Fence Fabrics.  This year is no exception.

Pixie Squares will be the first offering on January 25. The queen-sized version of this quilt calls for more than 1000 -- 2 1/2" squares.  If you follow Joan Ford's method of organizing your scraps--by cutting squares from what is left over following every project. . . you will have more than enough squares to do this quilt.
Instructions  include three sizes and three setting options.  It is my go-to project when I want to just sit and sew.

The second scrap class being offered is a new design called Tumbling Spools.  This double/queen quilt favours 2" strips in multiple colours.

Faith will be teaching an Easy Scrappy Stars class using 2 1/2" strips. This design is from Cozy Quilts and could also use some of those fabulous strip sets you don't know what to do with.

The final offering is a sorting bag.  Now, the Wizard had a sorting hat but that wouldn't be very useful to a quilter.  Our bag keeps tools sorted and organized.  It hangs on the back of a door or a wall for easy access to your tools and keeps your work space clear.  Fold and zip and you are ready to take to your next class with all the tools you need.  Use all the bigger pieces from your stash for a scrappy look.

Drop by the shop to register for any or all of these classes.  And be sure to pick up you Feburary coupons when you pay with cash or debit.

Always in stitches,