Demonstrate basic rotary cutting
The Puss in the Corner block is a
nice introduction to strip piecing.
This class period is an excellent
time to cover strategies for
pressing techniques that will
improve their blocks.
Homework: finish their puss in a
corner blocks.
Week Two: Square in a Pieced
Always start with show and tell.
This block will include sewing
some bias edges. Itís important to
show the students how to allow
their sewing machines to advance
the fabric. Many beginners drag
the pieces out the back of the
machine. This guarantees a
stretched bias. A gentle touch
should guide the pieces easily
Homework: Finish the Square in a
Pieced Square blocks. Cut the
basic pieces for the setting
Triangles. Have them wait on the
angle cut until class.
Week Three: Setting Triangles
and Setting on Point
These blocks are very easy to sew.
They are really just four patches
with character.
Beginners may have some
difficulty understanding setting the
blocks on point. Start building the
quilt in the upper left hand corner.
Work in diagonal rows. Pay very
close attention to color placement.

Class Format:
Introductory Skill
Level: Three sessions,
three hours each
Confident Beginner
Skill Level: Two
sessions, three hours

Before Class: Decide the skill
level you wish to set for this class.
The design is very easy, even a
brand new quilter could easily
complete this quilt. If you wish to
use the pattern as an introductory
class you will need to teach rotary
cutting in the first class session.
For experienced quilters, assign
the rotary cutting to be done at
home. Suggest that they place the
pieces for each step into a
numbered ziplock bag.
Introductory Skill Level
Week One: Puss in the Corner
Gather the students together in the
classroom for introductions.
Nametags are very helpful to not
only the teacher, but to the other
students. This builds social
bonding with the class.
Ask each student to describe her
quilting skills, and what she is
hoping to learn in this class.

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