$12 printed pattern provided in class
About the Class
String quilts have been around for centuries, but in this fun selvage version, this time-tested artwork is given a new life! Learn how easy string quilting is whether you follow a pattern like the one we will be working on in class or make up your own. This technique, perfect for beginners and skilled quilters alike, produces beautiful results without the worry of precision piecing. Lori will be sharing a variety of fun ways to create amazing string quilts. You will be hooked on this fun and fast way to create some amazing quilts. So start collecting your selvages now!!
Finished Quilt Size 63” x 63”
2 3/4 yards of X Fabric (red, but can be another color, low volume or different colors)
1 1/4 yards muslin
One-gallon bag of selvages (stuffed full)*
1/2 yards for binding
4 yards backing
*Selvages should be cut about 1 1/2” wide if possible. Narrower is okay, but wider will feature original fabric better. Do NOT rip your selvages, it distorts the strips.
Hi, I’m Lori Allred. My life, like a patchwork quilt assembled from pieces collected over time, has blended into a beautiful collection of different crafty talents. I have literally been making things my whole life, but when I made my first quilt in 2017, I was hooked and have been addicted ever since. For me, quilting is the perfect combination of creativity and technical challenge, that results in a lasting and useful object. I am group taught, meaning I learned from quilting with groups of friends new and old. If you want to learn to quilt, go hang out with quilters! I love the challenge of learning new techniques and patterns. And I give everything at least one try before deciding I don’t like a method or style of quilting. I’m drawn to bright colors and the precision of foundation paper pieced quilts. I have been teaching for over 20 years in the craft industry. I live in Syracuse, Utah with my husband of 30 years. I’m the mother of two amazing young adults and love that their significant others are like my bonus kids. While I await the arrival of future grandkids I spend time hanging at home with my two furry family members, Sooki & Pista. If I’m not quilting, I’m cooking. As a Pampered Chef consultant I love teaching others about keto cooking. My day job includes marketing and graphic design, but it still gives me time to quilt and money to buy MORE fabric!!
Teaching: The Art of String Quilting and Paper Piece Like a Pro
** Warning... this is highly addictive!