Cotton Theory 102

Cotton Theory 102 is the second in the 5 part series of learning all aspects of the Cotton Theory method of quilting.  Our project is the Button Back Runner.

Button-Back Runner front

Button-Back Runner front

Button-Back Runner back

Button-Back Runner back

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will learn

  • What the Cotton Theory method is all about
  • “Quilt First, then Assemble” allows you to make a truly reversible quilt while making only one project and when you’re finished, it’s already quilted!
  • The Wobble Quilting Stitch
  • The Joining Stitch
  • The Cotton Theory One Way  and Highway procedures
  • How to stitch a label in the binding
  • The Magic Triangle method of attaching French-Fold binding

This class is scheduled for three consecutive Wednesday afternoons or evenings in April:  April 15, 22, and 29.  Class is from either 1 – 4 pm or 6 -9 pm.  Cost of this class is $45 plus the pattern ($13) and materials.  Once registered for the class, I will forward to you preparation and instructions for the first class.  If you do not wish to embroider the center rectangle, there is a quilting option.

If you are an experienced quilter, you may begin with this class and skip Cotton Theory 101, however, either CT 101 or CT 102 is required to advance to CT 103.

Current beginning Cotton Theory classes, CT 101, are offered Feb. 9 and 23 from 10 – noon or 6 – 8 pm OR Feb. 10 and 17 from 10 – noon or 6 – 8 pm and is $35 which includes a pre cut kit for the 10″ x 10″ Candle Mat.

If interested, please email me at lanarussel@gmail.com.

 

Cotton Theory 101

Cotton Theory 101, Introduction to Cotton Theory, is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 9  and 23, mornings (10 am – noon) or evenings (6 pm – 8pm). This class consists of two 2 hour classes and is a good starting point for those either new to sewing or quilting or those having some experience.  You will learn what Cotton Theory is all about and will be provided with a precut kit (choice of colors) for your convenience.  Our project will be a 10″ x 10″ Candle Mat.

Candle Mat backside

Candle Mat backside

Candle Mat front

Candle Mat front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of this class is $35 (includes precut kit) plus the purchase of Cotton Theory Quilting 2, available on Amazon.  Please email me @ lanarussel@gmail.com asap if interested.  This class will fill up quickly.

Disappearing Four Patch

I have been blessed with 9 great nieces and nephews and have 2 more on the way. I have SO enjoyed making each one a unique quilt.

This one is on its way to my newest Great Niece in Kansas.  It’s a Disappearing Four Patch made with two charm packs.  Check out Jenny Doan’s (Missouri Star Quilt Company) youtube video for directions.  Super fun and pretty quick and easy.  I quilted in the ditch with white Superior So Fine #50 thread.

Disappearing Four Patch front

Disappearing Four Patch front

Disappearing Four Patch back

Disappearing Four Patch back

Idiot’s Guides: Quilting Book Review

 

Idiot's Guide:  Quilting by Jennifer Fulton

Idiot’s Guides: Quilting by Jennifer Fulton

One of our Quilt Guild Indy members, Jennifer Fulton, recently published this wonderful book.  As I perused it for the first time, I wondered if it would offer anything that wasn’t already out there.  I found it to be the most complete book on quilting I have seen.  This would be a perfect book for a beginning quilter, but, as an experienced quilter, I felt it would be a great one to add to my library as well.

Beginning with the preparation of machine and supplies, including hand and machine quilting and applique supplies, to selection, preparation, and cutting of fabric (including color, value, saturation, scale, and style), it provides a step by step progress to begin quilting.  Other chapters include easy as well as advanced piecing and applique techniques, assembling and preparing a quilt for quilting, different methods of quilting the project, including binding, labeling, and making a hanging sleeve, finishing with how to wash and store quilts.  Each chapter is very well illustrated and ends with a project to practice the skills learned.  The last chapter includes 11 additional projects, such as a table runner, wall hangings, crib and lap quilts, and a twin size quilt.  Whether you are interested in hand or machine quilting, are a beginner or experienced quilter, I am confident you will appreciate this newly published soft cover book.