New this Season

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.    IMG_7224

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.