Beginning Quilting – Free Style String Quilt
We’re going scrappy for the first block. Lots of options here; alternating light and dark, or floral and stripe fabrics. Use a pattern guide or go totally freeform as shown in the class picture. There’s no right or wrong – just personal preference.
We will construct one 16×16 (4-8x8s) quilt block that you can frame or use to make a pillowcase or shopping bag. Directions and pattern for turning your block into a pillow or bag will be available. You may also choose keep going at home and make additional blocks for a quilt top. Different block classes will be available in coming months so you could also save and combine with other block designs for a sampler quilt.
Skill expected: You have some sewing experience (thread and use a sewing machine and can sew a straight line.)
Fabrics will be available to use but if you have a specific color palette in mind, bring your own. We encourage you to bring your own sewing machine, pre loaded bobbin and thread. Limited quantities of these are available so you may have to share.
Materials provided: Block Pattern, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, an iron and ironing mat.
There will be a fee for this class of $29.96 for the general public, $19.96 for current Knox Makers members. There will be a maximum of 8 spots for this class, and a minimum of 2 tickets must be sold. If the class minimum is not met 48 hours prior to class start time, the class will be canceled and all tickets will be refunded.
Directions- Knox Makers parking and entrance is located around the back of the ETTAC building in the fenced in area.
Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science. Our lectures, workshops, and outreach programs inspire and educate both members and the general public. Our workshop provides members with both the space for large projects and the tools to complete them. We are a non-profit educational organization supported by member dues and staffed by volunteers.