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.
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
– 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.
Please contact Michele Crawford email@example.com