Barb Eikmeier

The Random Block Sampler

Saturday May 7th, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Seams Sew Easy Quilt Shop’s event center, 2326 Mack Road

In this workshop you will first learn how to use the Magic Triangle Ruler to accurately cut and assemble a variety of small filler blocks.

In the second half of the workshop, Barb will give you some ideas, methods and aids to help each of you to design a quilt top. Your plan will be an arrangement of the blocks you brought together with some filler blocks to create a one-of-a-kind “random” quilt top.

Some pre-cutting required

Supply List

• Magic Triangle Ruler (required for each student, available from the instructor for $15)
• Assortment of completed blocks in any size (max size 18” x 18” finished) bring as many or as few as you’d like. The blocks can be rectangles, squares, pre-printed, pieced, appliqued, embroidered or all of the above. It is nice, but not a requirement, if they have a common theme or color personality.
• Fabric #1: 3/8 yard of fabric in a medium or dark color (see precutting below)
• Fabric #2: 3/8 yard of background – choose a light-colored fabric (see precutting below)
• Bring several additional fabrics in colors that look nice with your blocks. Fat quarters or smaller will be fine. Bring both background fabrics and prints in a variety of colors, values and scale.

• Sewing machine in good working order
• Basic sewing supplies (thread, extra needle, seam ripper, straight pins, small scissors or thread clips)
• Pencil or marking tool that shows on your fabrics
• Rotary cutter, mat and your favorite ruler (6” x 12” is a good size)
** Irons and ironing boards will be provided in the classroom

This class will move quickly so please arrive with the precutting completed. Bring leftover fabric to class with you.

Fabric #1 (med or dark)
(4) 4 ½” x 5 ½”
(2) 5 ½” x 5 ½”
(2) 4 ½” x 4 ½”
(4) 2 ½” x 2 ½”
(4) 2 ½” x 3 ½”
(1) strip 2 ½” x width of the fabric
Fabric #2 (light)
(2) 5 ½” x 5 ½”
(2) 4 ½” x 4 ½”
(12) 2 ½” x 3 ½”
(1) strip 2 ½” x width of the fabric

This 6-hour workshop is $50.00 for members. Non-members will be required to pay an additional $10.00 non-member fee. Magic Triangle Ruler required; available from Barb for $15

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