Class Date: Thursday, June 22, from 10 AM - 1 PM
and Thursday, June 29, from 10 AM - 1 PM
Instructor: Johellen George
Class Type: Domestic - Lecture/Demo
Turn those unworn but treasured t-shirts into a keepsake that you can use every day! With basic machine sewing skills, you can do it! Johellen will guide you in making your t-shirt quilt in this two-day class.
For your convenience, The Longarm Network has interfacing suitable for t-shirt blocks and fabric for sashing, borders, backing, and binding available for purchase.
In the first class, Johellen will show you how to prepare your t-shirts, apply interfacing, and trim the t-shirts into blocks. You will then prepare two of your t-shirts in class so that Johellen is available to answer any questions you may have. Johellen also will discuss additional supplies you will need to complete your quilt.
You will prepare your remaining t-shirt blocks at home in the week between classes. Johellen recommends preparing a total of 12 t-shirt blocks. This will make a throw-sized quilt and would be a good beginning project.
In the second class, Johellen will show you how to apply fabric sashing to your t-shirt blocks, and discuss borders and binding. Construction of your quilt top will be completed at home; however, feel free to bring your domestic sewing machine to the second class to start piecing your quilt top.
Johellen also will discuss the various options available for quilting the project once assembly is complete.
Check out the sample quilt! Most of the quilting was done by a 12-year-old boy who was new to sewing. This class would be a great team project for an adult and someone who wants to learn to sew.
Class Fee: $100 for 2-day class.
Supplies to Bring:
- First class: Two (2) freshly laundered t-shirts (do not use fabric softener and DO NOT cut t-shirts prior to class), and fabric scissors.
- Second class: Your prepared t-shirt blocks. If you wish to begin piecing your quilt top, also bring basic sewing supplies and domestic sewing machine in working order with owner’s manual.
Skill Level: All
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