Description: Step-by-step instructions to make a beautiful One Block Wonder quilt.
Select a fabric with a minimal amount of background. The larger the print, the less the finished blocks will look like the original fabric. This is the result you want. When shopping for fabric use the shop’s mirrors in a V shape. Move them around the fabric to get an idea of the kaleidoscopes it will form.
To make a lap-size, twin, or full-size quilt, purchase 4 ½ yards for the hexagon blocks you will be making. To add a strip of the original fabric in the backing, purchase an additional ½ yard. I do not recommend using the original fabric as a border. It makes for a very busy looking quilt. I always choose the border and binding fabrics after I’ve completed the top.
Measure the repeats in your chosen fabric. Larger prints usually feature a repeat about every 24”. This is what you want. If you have a 12” repeat then count across the fabric, skipping every other repeat. You want at least 4 – 4 ½ yards of fabric to make your hexagons.
One-Block Wonders Book
60 degree Clearview triangle ruler
8” – 12” ruler
Rotary cutter with a new blade. (You will be cutting through 6 layers of fabric.)
Flower head pins
Additional guidelines for fabric:
Do not wash or iron fabric prior to class. This removes the sizing and can distort the fabric. You need the fold line in the quilt. Trust me on this. Please do not buy batiks. They do not work for this process.
Please feel free to call me if you have questions. Myra Dewey – 585-571-4888
Print out the Class Registration Form, complete it. Either drop it off or mail it. Please remember, checks must be made payable directly to the instructors. (Note: You are not completely registered for the class until payment to the instructor has been received.)
Please… Sign up for classes at least 2 weeks in advance.
We need time to prepare kits & samples so you will be able to enjoy your class. If there is insufficient interest in a class, you will be notified of cancellation one week prior to the class. So don’t wait till the last minute to sign up for the classes you are interested in!
(M) = Machine Required