Quilts with Great Edges
Teacher – Kathy Kansier, Ozark, Missouri
Sponsored by the Ohio Valley Quilters Guild – Cincinnati, Ohio
Workshop Date: Friday, August 3, 2018 (10:00 to 5:00)
One hour lunch break
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Students will learn a variety of techniques to complete the edges of their quilts. They will make take-home samples including a double-fold binding with mitered corners and connected tails, single-fold binding, rickrack binding, reversible binding, a fused binding, scallops, double and single piping. Students will learn about the history of bindings, when to use single-fold, double-fold, bias and straight binding, how to finish a binding with hand stitches, adding quilt labels and how to make a hanging sleeve.
KIT: A $55 kit will be purchased by each student for the workshop. It includes a 38 page instructional booklet and pre-cut fabrics for the edge treatment samples the students will be making in class. The students will pay Kathy for the kit on the day of the workshop. Cash or a check made out to Kathy Kansier is acceptable. Kathy will also have related items for sale on the day of the workshop including: Piping Hot Binding Kit – $25, and Kathy’s workbooks called More Quilts with Great Edges ($25) and Appliqué Tips & Techniques ($25).
SUPPLY LIST: In addition to the kit students will be purchasing, bring:
⦁ One 15” x 15” quilt block or quilt sandwich. The layers should be basted or quilted and have a thin batting (e.g. Hobbs 80/20 or Warm & Natural). The batting and backing should be 1” larger than the quilt top on all four sides.
⦁ A coordinating binding fabric for the 15” square (cut before class) – 2 strips, each 2 ½” x 42”, cut selvage to selvage (straight of grain) or on the bias.
⦁ Threads: cotton thread to match the binding fabric, a spool of neutral colored thread and a spool of red thread with bobbins wound to match these threads.
⦁ Basic sewing supplies including a pair of paper scissors, regular scissors & small embroidery scissors with a sharp point, pins, marking pencils for light & dark fabrics, a seam ripper and a needle for hand sewing.
⦁ Each student needs a sewing machine in good working order.
⦁ Bring an extension cord if needed, the sewing machine cords, foot and the operating instructions.
⦁ An open toe foot, a ¼” foot, a zipper foot or piping foot and a walking foot (if they have one.)
⦁ A rotary cutter (45 mm), mat (18” x 24”) and an acrylic ruler (6” x 24”).
⦁ A comfortable pillow to sit on is recommended.
WORKSHOP LENGTH: 6 hours
SKILL LEVEL: all skill levels