Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rag Quilt Class

Hi Ladies! This week we are going to have two rag quilt classes. I sent an email yesterday about the classes, but I thought it would be nice to have a post on the old blog so you can see what we're going to be making and not just have to read about it!

So, without further ado, here is the email again, but this time with photos!

On Sunday we announced a very last minute rag quilt class to take place this week. We're offering the class twice for your convenience! This is a long email, but if you're interested in coming, please read to the very end! Also, please respond to this email and let me know which class you would like to attend. Thanks!

First Class:
THURSDAY NIGHT from 7:30-9:00 at the church.

Second Class:
FRIDAY MORNING from 10:00-11:30 at the church.

These are the cute quilts with the frayed edges that you see just about everywhere. They're really easy to make and hardly require any sewing skills--anyone should be able to make these quilts!

The class will consist of a demonstration and then sewing time, if you'd like. We will not provide a Children's Class, but feel free to bring your kids along. We'll just let them have the run of the nursery! That's how we all really work anyway, right?

For this class we will demonstrate how to cut out and sew a really simple burp cloth. Once you've learned how to sew these together, you can easily expand your knowledge and make quilts or anything else you can think of. If you don't have time to buy fabric, or simply do not want to, you're still welcome to come and learn how. We will have burp cloths already pre-cut that you can sew for the Relief Society to give to new moms in our ward.

Here's what you'll need to bring if you want to work on your own project:

For a BLANKET:

1. 21 inches of three different but coordinating flannel fabrics. The fabric should be 43 inches wide. The flannel sold at Wal Mart and Joann is 43 inches wide. DO NOT PREWASH YOUR FABRIC!!!
2. White thread with a bobbin, or a colored thread that coordinates with your fabric.
3. Sharp scissors that can cut through fabric easily. Small scissors will not work for this project.
4. Sewing machine.
5. If you have them--a self healing cutting mat, a rotary cutter and a large quilt ruler.

This will make a baby blanket that measures 27" x 24" when sewn and washed. If you want to get a head start, you can cut your fabric into 5" squares before you come. Fold your fabric in half with wrong sides together and cut squares so that you end up with pairs of squares. Leave the squares in their pairs. You'll need 14 of each pair.

For a BURP CLOTH:

1. 1/8 yard of one flannel fabric, 1/4 yard of another coordinating flannel fabric, and 1/2 yard of a third coordinating flannel fabric. DO NOT PREWASH YOUR FABRICS.
2. White thread with a bobbin, or a coordinating colored thread.
3. Sharp scissors that can cut through fabric easily. Small scissors will not work for this project.
4. Sewing machine.
5. If you have them--a self healing cutting mat, a rotary cutter and a large quilt ruler.

This will make 2 burp cloths that measure 15" x 11" when sewn and washed. Sorry, it's too complicated to tell you how to precut this project, so we'll be cutting them out at the class!

IF YOU WANT TO SEW BUT NOT BRING YOUR OWN FABRIC PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SEWING MACHINE.

Finally, you should not expect to go home with a finished project, but you'll go home with the know-how to finish. And of course, I'm only a phone call away.

See you Tursday or Friday!

PS Sorry for the dark photos! Today's weather is not good for picture taking!

2 comments:

  1. Amy, if I switch to blogger can you make my blog look this gorgeous too????? Seriously, how did you make it so awesome?

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