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Class Format:
Introductory Skill
Level: Two sessions,
three hours each
Confident Beginner
Skill Level: One four
hour session for the
tablerunner, six hours
to make a couple of
placemats.

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 the project. 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: Quarter Square
Triangles (Steps One through
Four)
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.
Demonstrate basic rotary cutting
skills.
The quarter square triangle block
is a nice introduction to basic
piecing. 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 through.
This class period is also an
excellent time to cover strategies
for pressing techniques that will
improve their blocks.
At the end of the second hour of
class move to Steps Three and
Four.
Homework: finish their quarter
square triangles and through step
four. Cut the rest of the pieces for
the project.
Week Two: Put it All Together
Always start with show and tell.
Work through Steps Five and Six.
Beginners may have some
difficulty understanding setting the
blocks on point. Start building the
tablerunner in the upper left hand
corner. Work in diagonal rows.

© 2001 by Beth Ferrier for Applewood Farm Publications
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