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Foundation Paper Piecing

Jump start your quilting to a new level by learning how to foundation paper piece! This technique allows you to create more complex blocks with shapes that aren't easily traditionally pieced. You'll get sharp points effortlessly! By learning the basics, you can then take on larger projects with knowledge and helpful tips. Great class if you're following the Alison Glass/Guicy Guice 2022 Mini Series Sew Along!

You'll begin by making a 6 inch log cabin block that will provide you a project to practice on. Learning how to place fabric on the paper, flip it over and sew from the paper side following the stitch lines take practice. Practicing on a project with larger pieces will make jumping into the Alison Glass 2022 Mini Series Sew Along easier.

Fabrics needed:
(1) 1 3/4" square of yellow (or preferred color) for center square
(2) 1 3/4" x WOF strips of neutral/background fabric
(5) 1 3/4" x 22" strips--1 each of five colors. Choose five colors or hues of one color as shown in the sample for your color side of the log cabin and cut one strip from a fat quarter of each color

Supply list:

Rotary cutter and self-healing mat
Add-a-Quarter ruler or Add an Eighth ruler if you want to try the minis
Clover seam roller (or similar)
Elmer's white or clear glue stick
Sewing scissors/snips
Pins and pincushion or container
Seam ripper
60 weight (recommended) neutral sewing thread to blend with fabric (light gray or cream blend well with most fabrics)
Sewing machine (bring instruction book and accessories)
Quarter inch foot for sewing machine
Iron and ironing mat or wool pad

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Great for all levels of quilters!
Materials Included: One large cutting mat and ironing station provided in studio.
Requirements: Fabrics for log cabin strips may be from your stash or scrap bag. Strips must be at least 1 3/4" wide or wider. Strips will be trimmed down as they are added to the block. A single 22" strip from a fat quarter of each color/hue works well. Bring an Add-A-Quarter ruler to class, along with other notions mentioned in the class description.
Instructor: Liz Granberg-Jerome
Instructor Bio: Liz Granberg-Jerome, a teacher at Quilters' Paradise since 2015, brings 10+ years of quilting experience, on top of 50+ years of sewing, to the classroom. She works well with all students, working with each to ensure everyone in her classes succeeds.
Class fee

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Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.