Class Name: Basket Case
Date & Time: Oct 3, 2023 10am – 2pm
Kit or Pattern Fee - No
Request: All attendees are respectfully asked to refrain from wearing perfumes and scented lotions/oils due to allergy and olfactory sensitivities of some students and instructors.
Class Summary: "Basket Case" is a jelly roll friendly pattern. This quilt has a great design and is fun to assemble. The design gives the illusion of being woven!
Skill Level Required to Register: A confident beginner, (has completed at least one or two quilts) or higher
Techniques/Takeaways: Learn how to organize quilt pieces in preparation for sewing, learning contrast in fabrics, maintaining ¼” seam
- Basket Case Pattern (required) (available in shop)
- 6 ½” x 24 ½” ruler
- Sewing machine, manual, foot pedal and cords
- Neutral thread
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Best Press (recommended)
- Iron and ironing surface (optional)
- Sewing clips (optional)
- Be sure you have the means to sew an accurate ¼ inch seam allowance. It is the key to accurate piecing.
This is a jelly roll friendly class. You will also need background fabric. When choosing your strips, make sure that you have contrast between the two different strips you will use in a block, as well as having contrast for the background. Fabrics can be seasonal. I personally would avoid large scale prints. Please refer to your pattern for yardage needs, depending on the size of the quilt you want to make.
Cutting Instructions Prior to Class:
Please precut your background fabric prior to coming to class. If you feel comfortable subcutting your strips , please do so. If you would rather wait until class to subcut, that is ok too! I find it easier to pin the pairs together or you can use the Sewing Clips if you have them. Make sure there is contrast between the 2 ½” strips in order to obtain the weaving visual. ORGANIZATION IS KEY TO THIS PROJECT! Please bring sticky notes to attach to pieces you cut, so you can quickly determine sizes of the pieces you will cut.