Online class for National Quilt Day 21 March 2020

Vinyl bag block upcycle

Bookmark this page. We will be updating the page from 9:00 on Saturday 21 March 2020. If you haven’t registered yet, please do, to give us an idea of how many people are joining in.

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We are giving ideas how to utilize orphan blocks laying around your studio. Orphan blocks are those made, that maybe didn’t work well in your colour scheme, or was a tad to large or too small to work in your project. Orphan Blocks are often made with high skill and very good quality fabric and are worth to be used.

The online class will be in 3 stages.

Erla Cilliers is going to show you how the 369 layout principle works.
Tracy Jackson
Tracy Jackson will show how to calculate the size of different fillers to make up the final quilt.
Danél Muller, with help from the other two teachers, will demonstrate how to make a practical, dust free, water resistant bag.

You will need the following for the upcycled orphan block vinyl bag ONLINE class:

  • ½ m soft vinyl – it is normally over 2m wide (R40/m from Metro)
  • 17” x 17” Batting
  • 18” x 18” Backing
  • One 55cm or longer zip (or if you prefer Velcro) for the top opening
  • Ribbon or trim to cover the right side of the Zipper – 55cm x 2
  • Soft – 20mm wide webbing for the handles
  • Orphaned blocks in different smaller sizes or one large Block, plus extra fabric to enable you to finish up to 16” x 16”.
  • Zipper Foot
  • Walking Foot
  • Open toe Foot
  • A Teflon foot if you have one.
  • Trim for around the bag – 2” binding Cotton strips joined on 45° and ironed lengthwise in half – at least 4m in total length. Be adventurous, make it scrappy.  This can also be soft 20mm wide webbing
  • Sewing Cotton matching Trim
  • 6mm Double sided tape used in scrapbooking. (Not the red power tape). White paper-based tape. (+/- R18 per roll. From Jimnettes or Her Annies)
  • Roll of toilet paper.
  • Sewing machine with all power cables and a foot pedal in working order. Needle 100 or denim needle.
  • Matching Thread
  • Cutting board, rotary cutter, quilting rulers.

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