Nancy Mahoney Workshop

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Nancy Mahoney  – Gumdrops

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
                                                    
Time: 10:00 am to 4 pm
Location: Goodwill Fire Company
552 E Union Street West Chester PA  19380
Class Fee:52.00 payable to Calico Cutters

Questions – contact Kathy Nester

Gumdrops

 Nancy combines brightly colored fabrics and a traditional design to create a fabulous quilt – with a new twist.

Supply List

Fabrics
• 12-15 fat quarters (18″ x 21″) of assorted bright prints for blocks and appliquéd border • 3 yards of white background print for blocks and border
• 1⁄2 yard of purple print for binding (not needed for class)
• 3 1⁄2 yards of backing fabric (not needed for class)

Other Materials
• No-Melt Mylar or heat-resistant template plastic (EZ Quilting preferred)*
• Ultra-fine point Sharpie permanent marker for tracing shapes on template plastic
• Neutral thread for patchwork
• 60 wt thread to match background (white)
• Machine needles – Microtex sharp 60/8 (preferred) or 70/10 for machine appliqué
• Clear monofilament or invisible thread for appliqué **
• Water-soluble fabric glue (Quilter’s Choice, Glue-baste-it, or Jillily Studio appliqué glue). A glue stick is not suitable.

* Available for purchase in class
** To achieve the desired results, I use monofilament or invisible thread. However, if you do not want to use invisible thread, bring 60 wt thread that matches the fat quarter prints.

General sewing supplies
• Sewing machine with blanket or zigzag stitch and appropriate presser foot (open-toed embroidery foot recommended)
• Rotary cutting mat, cutter and ruler (6″ x 14″)
• Sharp scissors for cutting fabric
• Paper scissors for cutting template plastic
• Iron and ironing board
• Pencil or other marking tool for tracing shapes
• Any other favorite tools you like to have on hand when sewing

Before Class – Cutting

From assorted bright prints, cut:
• (60) 4 1⁄2″ squares
• Bring leftover fat quarters to class to use for appliquéd shapes.

From white background print, cut:
• (8) 4 1⁄2″ x 42″ strips; crosscut into (60) 4 1⁄2″ squares

After Class – Cutting

From white background print, cut:
• (6) 5 1⁄2″ x 42″ strips. From 1 strip cut (4) 5 1⁄2″ squares. Piece the remaining strips to make (2) 5 1⁄2″ x 48 1⁄2″ side borders and (2) 5 1⁄2″ x 40 1⁄2″ top and bottom borders.

From the purple print, cut: • (6) 2 1⁄4″ x 42″ binding strips