English Paper Piecing - The Next Frontier March 29th

If you took Karen’s English Paper Piecing Workshop this course is the next step to expand your EPP skills. In this workshop you will learn Karen’s techniques for fussy cutting and “made fabric”. You will then combine both to create fabulous designs quickly and easily. While this workshop will focus on the hexagon shape, the skills you learn can be applied to any shape or quilt block. This class is the second in a series of skill building classes. It is designed for those who have taken the first class and/or those who have a good understanding of English paper piecing (EPP)

Taught by Karen Howes
"I began making quilts almost 40 years ago and am primarily self-taught. From the beginning I was attracted to complex designs and quickly realized that I didn't have the time, patience or skill to make these quilts. Having no one around to explain the quilt making "rules", I figured out avenues of no fuss, no muss and no stress. I've developed a number of methods and techniques that allow me to create interesting designs and I share these with you in my workshops and on my blog; Faeries and Fibres."
Thursday March 29th 10am - 4pm   
Lunch and snacks provided
Supply List:  one or two fabrics with medium scale prints and a good variety of colours, shapes and designs for the actual fussy-cutting. Also bring 3 or more fat quarters that have subtle prints or are tone-on-tone. To make sure you have good contrast bring along dark, medium and light colours that work with the fussy cutting fabric.
You can also bring directional prints such as stripes, wavy prints and/or zigzag prints. If you have a bag of scrap strips or jelly rolls these can be fun to work with so you could also bring them along! Strips as small as 1” can be used.
Tools you should bring: thread and hand sewing needles for basting and sewing, scissors, a small flat ruler (a file card or a piece of cardboard will work, thread to match your fabrics, your sewing machine, rotary cutter, small matt and a small rotary cutting ruler, Studio Glue Stick (used in the EPP Workshop)

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