Explore the World of English Paper Piecing: Jewels

* Skill level: All – some hand sewing experience will be helpful. 
* Class length: 3 hours
* Class available as Live or Virtual
*
Virtual class is designed for instruction and project won’t be finished during class.

In Project 1, learn the basic skill in how to hand sew 6 jewels together to make a flower.

In Project 2, Michele will teach you how to make hearts from the jewels; and then sew the hearts together.

In Project 3, learn how to sew a center hexagon, and 18 jewels and together to make a star which can be appliquéd to a base fabric.

 

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.

For Project 1:

–  Six 1” jewel paper templates (link to paper pieces)
–  2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″fabric strips (3 of color #1, 3 of color #2)
*orange dots on white and a Halloween print were used in the sample.

For Project 2:

–  Eight 1” jewel paper templates (link to paper pieces)
–  Three 1” 6-point diamond (60 degree) paper templates (link to paper pieces)
–   2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″fabric strips (4 of color #1, 4 of color #2)
*2 different Christmas red, and green prints were used in sample
–  Three 1 1/2” x 2 1/4” fabric strips (3 of color #3) *white tonal was used in sample


For Project 3:

–  One 1” hexagon paper template (link to paper pieces)
–  Eighteen 1” jewel paper templates (link to paper pieces)
–  One 2 1/2″ fabric square *yellow check used in sample
–  Eighteen 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″fabric strips (6 each of 3 different colors)
*blue, yellow and orange were used in sample

General Supplies

–  Hand sewing needle that is comfortable for you 
–  Basting thread – 1 spool of any color of 100% cotton thread
–  Sewing thread – 1 spool of medium to light grey
–  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
–  Small rotary cutter, 1” x 6” acrylic ruler, and small cutting mat

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

Questions?
Please contact Michele Crawford flowerboxquilts@gmail.com

Comments from Michele’s students at Road to CA 2019:
* “Very patient and well prepared.”
* “This is a great teacher.”
* “Great explanation, thorough!”
* “Helpful, friendly!”
* “Very informative and encouraging.”

Comments from Michele’s students at the Houston Quilt Festival 2019:
* “Very good teacher! Kit was great!”
* “Very informative with lots of detailed information.”
* “Appropriate amount of time. Excellent use of camera for demos! Would take another class from Michele. Awesome!”
* “Great individual attention!”
* “Great class.”
* “Instructor was very patient in answering questions.”
* ‘Thank you for showing options & how to do an EPP jewel.”