Patterns, Tools, Supplies, Notions, Fabric and Kits will be available on our website at QuiltingWithMarianne.com for 15% off with class registration.
About the Class
This bright, happy quilt is fun to make and a great way to practice perfecting the points on your stars. Each block is made from one fat quarter. Ombre fabric makes color variations within each block and it’s fun to see them come together. It is also beautiful with batiks and a dark background, or one of your favorite 30s retro prints in each block.
Practice cutting and pressing techniques for more perfect patchwork. Learn to make traditional 8 pointed stars with perfect dimensions and points using a Tri-Recs tool. Make a couple of blocks or finish a complete quilt. Bring your favorite FQs and a high contrast background or buy a kit. This quilt project is ideal for a confident beginner. It is 62”x78” but you can make a lap quilt with 9 FQs that is 46” square.
We will pre-cut the fabric before class so that we can begin sewing right away. You should be able to finish at least one of the Flutter blocks in class, or several more depending on your quilting experience. You will learn sewing and layout tips to make your blocks come together efficiently and with precision. We will practice organization of block components to prevent errors in placement.
21 Fat Quarters
4¼ yards of high contrast background fabric
5/8 yard of binding
5 yards of backing
Binding and backing won’t be needed for class
Optional kits available. Kits in 2 different sizes include the pattern and fabric for the top
Class Supply List
Basic Sewing Kit
¼” presser foot
Neutral colored thread
Rotary cutter with a sharp blade
5” to 8” sq., (my favorite is the Tucker Trimmer I) and approximately 3½”x12” acrylic
Small personal iron and ironing surface (optional)
Flutter Quilt Pattern by Gerri Robinson (also includes Hidden Shoofly pattern)
As a young girl Marianne loved doing everything her mom did and learned to love crafting and creating. She was knitting by age 5 and sewing her clothes by the age of 12. One summer between college semesters she spent the evenings at her grandmother’s house hand quilting with her. Marianne’s love for quilting was just beginning. Shortly after moving into her current home, just over 30 years ago, she was invited to join a quilting group. They would spend one evening a week gathered together quilting and learning piecing and applique techniques. Those mentors became some of her greatest friends. She’s been hooked ever since.
She has spent the last 30 years taking classes and meticulously learning new techniques and finding fun and efficient ways to make beautiful quilts. Recently she started creating her own patterns and projects and didn’t know she could love quilting even more! She is always looking for new patterns and techniques and loves every step of the quilting process.
Quilting isn’t just a fun hobby, it gathers friends and families and creates lasting memories! Marianne loves seeing her grandbabies snuggled in their quilts or her kids and their families having a picnic on a quilt she’s made! Marianne hopes that “Quilting with Marianne” will help others create memories and find their passion for quilting.
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