with Jane Strem

Friday, March 9, 2018     10:30 - 4:30     $57

What's in your stash? Mine is way too big and it's time to use it up!  Generally, the second Friday of the month, one of our staff members will teach (or lead) a stash-busting class. Some quilts will feature strips, squares, triangles, curves, improv techniques, focus fabric, or panels, etc. Some quilts will look more traditional, some will look more modern. So join us in using what you have to create something wonderful.

strip-pieced quilt sample

The FIRST Stash-Buster class will feature 2 1/2" strips (times WOF - width of fabric). If you don't have a collection of them (yet), you can make them from what you have or adapt the design to what you do have.


To make a 60"x84" quilt. you will need:

30-2 1/2" strips of MAIN FABRIC(s) Choose a designer, a color theme, a bunch of florals, whatever you have. If your strips are not WOF, it's okay. BRING WHAT YOU HAVE.

30-2 1/2" strips of BACKGROUND FABRIC. Do you prefer light backgrounds or dark ones? Do you prefer solids, tone-on-tones, or small prints? If your strips are not WOF, it's okay. BRING WHAT YOU HAVE.

Cutting mat, ruler(s), rotary cutter

Small Post-It notes (preferably in two colors)

Lots of fine pins (Little House pins)

Flower-head style pins (if you have them) for design-wall work

Flannel or flannel-backed fabric to cover our design wall and make it easier to take your work home

Sewing machine in good working order with a new needle size 75 or 80

Thread in a blending color

Your own favorite sewing notions (thread snips?, seam ripper?, etc.)


4 yards backing fabric (more or less, or pieced together depending on quilt size)

2/3 yd binding fabric (more or less depending on size of quilt and binding or if you are facing your quilt or if you are adding borders...)

Date: 03/09/2018

Cost: $57.00

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