Elongated Hexagon Runner, and Set of 2 Place Mats

* Skill Level: Advanced Beginner > Intermediate (for EPP)
  * You must know how to accurately measure; use a rotary cutter; and know how to sew an accurate 1/4”
seam on your sewing machine.
* Class Length: 3 hours (handwork is done in class while the project is finished with a sewing machine at home).
* Class available as Live or Virtual

           

Slow down, relax, and use your fabric stash to create English Paper Pieced hand sewn elongated hexagons, a variation on the hexagon. Learn how to sew them together with a flatback stitch to make a runner or a strip for either place mat! A demonstration on hand applique plus how to complete the  by Michele will show you how to finish the runner. With easy piecing, and machine quilting, Michele will show you how to complete the 12″ x 14 3/4″ runner; and both 13 1/4″ x 18 1/2″ place mats.

* Please note that this is a FUN, stress free technique class; and the project will not be finished in class.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES:

Please use whatever colors of 100% cotton fabric. Make sure there is contrast between the fabrics. The fabrics/colors noted in the Supply List and samples are for reference only. I recommend the paper templates from www.paperpieces.com (270-534-5475 CST)
* Please note that this is a FUN, stress free technique class so the projects will not be finished in class.

Runner: Finished runner size: 12” x 14 3/4″

–  Sixty-three 1 3/8” x 1” elongated hexagon paper templates (1 small pack has 49 but they can be reused) (link to paper pieces)
–  Sixty-three 2″ x 3 1/2” assorted strips of fabric (elongated hexagons) *various red, white and blue prints used in sample
–  1/8 yard of fabric (binding) *blue print used in sample
–  One 16” x 19” fabric rectangle (runner back)
–  One 16” x 19” piece of cotton batting

Placemat #1 (strip of elongated hexagons on a place mat) finished size: 13 1/4″ x 18 1/2”
* For 1 placemat

–  Nine 1 3/8” x 1” elongated hexagon paper templates (link to paper pieces)
–  Nine 2” x 3 1/2″ assorted strips of fabric (elongated hexagons) *various red and blue fabrics used in sample
–  One 13 1/4″ x 18 1/2” fabric rectangle (place mat front) *white with red dots used in sample
–  One 15” x 20” fabric rectangle (place mat back)
–  One 15” x 21” rectangle of cotton batting
–  1/8 yard of fabric (binding) *navy print with stars used in sample

Placemat #2
(strip of elongated hexagons with borders) finished size: 13 1/4″ x 18 1/2”
* For 1 placemat

–  Nine 1 3/8” x 1” elongated hexagon paper templates (link to paper pieces)
–  Nine 2” x 3 1/2″ assorted strips of fabric (elongated hexagons) *various red and blue fabrics used in sample
–  One 3 3/4” x 13 1/4″ strip of fabric (contrasting color from the placemat front) *red print on white used in sample
–  One 13 1/4″ x 18 1/2” fabric rectangle (place mat front) *navy patriotic print in sample
–  1/8 yard of fabric (binding) *white dots on red used in sample
–  One 15” x 21” fabric rectangle (place mat back)
–  One 15″ x 21″ piece of cotton batting

General Supplies for all 3 Projects:

–  Hand sewing needle that is comfortable for you
–  Basting thread – 1 spool of any color of 100% cotton thread
–  Sewing thread – to match and/or coordinate with the fabric
–  One water soluble fabric glue pen (no craft glue, please) (link to pen)
–  Paper tape (Nexcare – purchase in a pharmacy) (Target) (Walmart) (Walgreens)
–  Small sharp pair of scissors
–  Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
–  Basic sewing supplies
–  Sewing machine with an accurate 1/4” foot

IF needed or desired: 3 mini clips, thimble, portable light, magnifying glass and/or bifocals.

Questions?
Please contact Michele Crawford flowerboxquilts@gmail.com