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

Before Class: On the supply list
assign the rotary cutting on page 1
to be done at home. Suggest that
they place the pieces for each step
into a numbered ziplock bag.

The Test Pattern Quilt was
designed specifically as a teaching
quilt. Each block was chosen for
the lesson that it illustrates.
Several specialty tools are used in
this quilt. This is an excellent
opportunity to demonstrate the
uses of the tools quilters way have
purchased but not yet used. Donít
apologize for requiring the
purchase of the tools for the quilt.
When quilters learn how to use
them they are pleased to own
them.
There is always more than one way
to reach the goal. Feel free to
substitute your own favorite
methods.
Week One: Steps One through
Three
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.
Watch the time, it may be
necessary to move on to the next
step before all of the blocks are
sewn. Make sure that the student
have time to complete one of each
block. They can make the rest at
home in the comfort of their own
sewing space. Homework is a
good reinforcement of the lessons
learned in class.
In Step One, watch carefully that
the students sew the short side of
the triangle.
Step Two block 2a is excellent for
demonstrating assembly line
sewing. Plan the pressing carefully
to achieve opposing seams for
perfect intersections.
Block 2b can be a challenge.
Sewing mistakes are magnified
when sewing the diagonal seams.
The pieced block should equal the
size of the large triangle.
The square in a square block can
be a real pain. Using the Ultimate
Point Trimmer makes fitting the
triangles to the square a piece of
cake.
Homework: Finish the blocks.

© 2001 by Beth Ferrier for Applewood Farm Publications
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