Monday, September 21, 2015

September Classes Roundup

September classes were super fun! Unfortunately, since the Carpenter Star was the first class I taught, I forgot to take pictures. I had five eager students ready to learn and work hard. We had a great time learning a "magic" way to create eight half-square triangle units all at once! It was really fun to take a break half way through the class and enjoy a light lunch together. . . chicken salad croissants, chips, and watermelon. Everyone got their blocks finished and laid out to sew them together. We needed an extra hour or so to sew the blocks together and get the borders on. I'm learning so much as I teach these classes!

The second class was a beginner's Ric-Rac Receiving Blanket. I had five students, although one student decided just to help her daughter get her blanket completed rather than work on her own. We learned a little about machine and needle maintenance, thread choice, sewing a straight and curved seam, pressing, and top stitching. Here are the finishes. I love seeing the variety of the students' choices in fabric and accent ric-rac! Sew fun!

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