9 patch jack o lanterns wall hanging workshop
This quick and fun quilt will let your inner child come out to play as we make Jack o lanterns without all the messy carving. Using simple methods (quick corners and fusing) to add some quilted decorations to your Halloween will keep you smiling. Technique is easily adaptable to table runners, placemats, or even a trick or treat bag. My daughter helped make the sample many years ago. Kids make the BEST jack o lantern faces!! One session, October 10, 10:30 – 1:30 $30.00
Supplies: for the pumpkins, 9 squares cut at 7 1/2 inches,
1/2 yard background and inner border – should contrast with your pumpkins
skinny border and binding- 1/2 yard
1/2 yard outer border.
several large black scraps or 1/4 yard for faces, and 1 yard fusible webbing
sewing machine with dark thread,
rotary cutting tools, long ruler and small square ruler
fabric marker that will show on your background fabric
decent paper scissors and a regular pencil
non-stick pressing sheet
if you have a small ironing setup please bring it
to fully finish you will need a yard of backing and batting.
Sun Bonnet Sue
Two sessions, $60.00, tentative dates Oct 18 and 25. If you took the previous workshop and missed the second half you may simply attend the second day of this session.
The pattern we use was reverse engineered from the vintage one that was way beyond repair, pictured. Here’s what you will need for our updated version using fusible. I will provide the pattern. Yardages are for a 9 patch variation.
Sue background – 3/4 yard white
Alternate block – 1/2 yard
Assorted large scraps for clothes and accessories – listed are minimum sizes needed for each piece dress- 6 x 8, hat 5 x 5 sleeve or shoe, 2 x 3 hands 1 x 2 (often the shoe, sleeve and hat are the same fabric)
Black thread for embroidery, floss for handwork, or cotton thread for machine work
Sewing machine in working order, pins, scissors, pencil,
fusible web or mistyfuse
teflon sheet or baking parchment
rotary mat cutter and ruler
For finishing as a 3 x 3 wall quilt: One yard backing and batting
1/3 yard for binding,
Quilting thread – hand or machine your choice. marking tool for quilting.