Retro Sampler Quilt

Retro Sampler Quilt
Create a wall-hanging-sized quilt top reminiscent of the 1930s, using today’s tools and techniques. A progression of nine unique blocks possesses all the charm of a bygone era and none of the tedious handwork. Develop skills such as paper-piecing, appliqué, and more. This course is suitable for those with basic sewing skills, rotary cutting experience, and knowledge of quilt construction.  A limited supply of sewing machines is available for use free-of-charge at Ann Silva’s.

Tuesdays 6 pm – 8:30 pm, July 2-30
Ann Silva’s Sewing Center
Recommended Supplies (Click on supply name for link to website where you can purchase):
Glass head pins
Glue stick (not purple)
Sewing machine (unless you have reserved a borrowed machine)
Gray, black, cream or white piecing thread (not Coats & Clark)

Price: $9.99

tear-away stabilizer

Fabric (I recommend you purchase fabric from a quilt shop, not Joanns, Hancock, Hobby Lobby with the exception of Kaufman Kona solids or Wal-Mart)

Quilt Shops:

Fabric for Top:
At least 8 assorted 1/4 yard cuts or fat quarters
1/2 yard for inner border
1 1/4 yard for cornerstones and outer border
1 1/8 yard for background

Here are some assorted layout options.

Here's an alternative layout.


Instructions for Layout:

Cut twelve 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangles of the sashing fabric. Sew one on the right side of each block. Sew one on the left side of the first block in each row. 
Cut one 2 1/2" x 32" rectangle of the fabric for cornerstones.
Cut one 12 1/2" x 32" rectangle of the sashing fabric. Sew together the long sides using a 1/4" seam. Crosscut into twelve 14 1/2" x 2 1//2" rectangles. Sew these end to end.
Cut four 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares from the cornerstone fabric. Sew these to each end of the sashing that does not contain a cornerstone. Sew a sashing strip to the top of the first row and the bottom of every row.
Cut 5 strips whatever width you want the border to be. Sew two end to end. Cut to 44 1/2". Use the extra to attach to another strip. Cut this to 44 1/2" also. Attach to the right and left sides of the quilt top. Measure the width of the quilt at the top, middle, and bottom. Using the remaining width of fabric strips and what is left of the remaining strip, create two strips this length to attach to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

For those interested in a Double Wedding Ring class, please check here. See here for a free pattern.

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