Explore Transparency & Large Curves Workshop

We are excited to announce our virtual workshop with Karen Bolan!

Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26
1 to 4 p.m. each day

$70 plus purchase of the PDF pattern

Registration is now open for all quilters. Sign up through our Google form.

Are you intimidated by curves but love precision piecing? Start the Cool as a Cactus quilt in class, featuring pieced curves, a unique border treatment, and a colour palette that features transparency. 

The class will begin with an exercise in creating transparency effects; then, we will work from paper templates to accurately cut and piece large-diameter curves. Learn to cut and precisely piece large-diameter curves from templates, assemble a quilt top with pieced borders, and plan a colour palette that includes a transparency effect. 

Students must purchase the digital pattern at https://www.karenbolan.com/shop/p/cool-as-a-cactus-quilt-pattern. Leave class with at least one block and border complete.

Partial Seams and the Dreaded Y-Seams

This information was shared by Diane Crothers as part of the Lightbulb Night program in October 2018.

The Learn How to Quilt website has a very good video about sewing partial seams.

For sewing Y-seams, The Fat Quarter Shop has an excellent video by Edyta Sitar. Edyta doesn’t even mark her stopping points, but you can. Using your quilting ruler mark the 1/4” intersections as you see in the image below.