Scrappy Sunflower Runner

* Skill Level: Advanced Beginner > Intermediate (for EPP)
  * This class is not for EPP beginners, and those attending need to have EPP experience.
  * 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 a scrappy sunflower using English Paper Piecing stretched pentagons plus a decagon! Michele will teach you how to sew them together with a flatback stitch; how to hand applique them to the runner centers; how to machine “stitch in the ditch”; and to complete this 14 ½” x 34 ½” runner!

* 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.

Finished runner size: 14” x 34”

–  Thirty 1” x 1 3/8” stretched pentagon paper templates (1 small pack) (link to paper pieces)
–  One decadon paper shape (flower center) *provided in pattern
–  Thirty 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ assorted yellow fabrics
–  Three 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ squares (center of sunflowers) *dark brown fabric used in sample
–  Eight 1 1/2″ squares (cornerstones) *medium brown used in sample
–  Forty-eight 2” x 2 1/2″ strips of assorted fabrics (binding) *yellow fabrics used in sample
–  1/8 yard of fabric (frame border) *2nd dark brown fabric used in sample
–  1/8 yard of fabric (outer border) *brown/cream plaid used in sample
–  1/3 yard of fabric (block centers) *Osnaburg (a type of muslin) was used in sample
–  19” x 39” piece of fabric (quilt back)
–  19” x 39” piece of cotton batting
–  Sewing thread to match stretched pentagons
–  Rotary cutter, ruler (1” x 6”, 3” x 12” and/or 4” x 14”), and cutting mat
–  Basic sewing supplies
–  Sewing machine with an accurate 1/4” foot

General Supplies:

–  Hand sewing needle that is comfortable for you
–  Basting thread – 1 spool of any color of 100% cotton thread
–  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

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

Questions?
Please contact Michele Crawford flowerboxquilts@gmail.com