Humble Sewing Center to host quilts workshop
The Humble Sewing Center will host a quilts workshop on Aug. 3.
The workshop will provide participants with techniques for designing and creating spiral mandala quilts that flow with color and symmetry.
For designing, quilters will need to bring scissors for paper, pencils, a fine-point permanent black pen, a 12-inch ruler, two clear plastic page protectors, different colors of dry erase markers or crayons, 15 to 20 Q-Tips, several sheets of 8.5x11 paper, and a pair of mirrors sized at least 8x10 that are taped together along one edge to make a hinge.
Mirrors will be available for purchase during the class. Dry erase markers and crayons should match the color of the quilt.
For sewing, participants will need to bring fabric, basic sewing tools, pins, scissors. a sewing machine, neutral-colored thread for sewing, a rotary cutter with ruler and mat, two highlighter pens in different colors, double-sided permanent tape, masking or painter's tape and an add-a-quarter tool.
Workshop facilitators suggest quilters also bring a seam roller.
Sewing machines should be set up to use a 75/11 or 80/12 needle and an open-toe foot or a clear foot.
Fabrics should include a multicolor large-scale print, with three to five colors from the first pallet and two to five shades of each color. Additional multicolored fabrics in small to medium prints should be chosen to pull it all together. Quilters will need 1/8 to 1½ yards of each color.
The cost for the class is $40. A required class kit that includes instructions and templates costs $13 and a fabric kit is being sold for $50.
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