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Constellation Stars

Workshops do not require purchase of
Square in a Square Ruler®, we have a limited number of rulers available for use during the workshop.

Square in a Square Workshops
1-615-794-4769 or Toll Free at 877-794-4769
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Lectures given by Kay Roberts and Kathy Kuryla

1.)SCRAPOLOGY - the study of using your scraps to make beautiful quilts.  Kay will talk about organization and how to clean up the clutter!

2.)GAINING CONFIDENCE IN MACHINE QUILTING - Kathy will help you overcome the anxiety about starting to machine quilt on your domestic machine.

3.)HOW THIS ALL STARTED - Kay and Kathy have been in business for over 10 years.  We'll talk about how and why we got started, expanding from a 1000 sq ft store into a 4000 sq ft store after many years.  Learning by trial and error to improve our quilting business and then moving into pattern designing. We will show quilts from our patterns and show you our new tool we developed for easy binding!

4.)SQUARE IN A SQUARE LECTURE - This is a trunk show of quilts that were made by the Square in a Square® technique. One ruler does it all, any unit, any size, 36 total options. Square in a Square® is a innovative patchwork technique that provides an easier, more enjoyable way to sew! This technique produces accurate, sharp work with no triangle sewing or cutting. This one quilting method will do it all. Check out our video classes on www.squareinasquare.com wedsite to help you learn the system. 1 hour minimum

Pricing

$100.00/hr for a lecture

$300.00 for 3hr workshop

$500.00 for 6 hr workshop (plus meal during workshop)

If an overnight stay is necessary, lodging required.

****Please note****

We bring our products to sell. We have the Square in a Square® Products, rulers and books, plus other quilting items and supplies. Please make sure the facility you choose will allow selling of merchandise.


Workshops given by Kay Roberts and Kathy Kuryla

1.)SCRAPOLOGY WORKSHOP - This Class is (5hr) Use your stash or not! We have a number of patterns to choose from: Scrap Box Squares, Scrap Box Chevron, Scrappy Nine Patch, Sassy Squares, Puzzled Nine Patch.

2.)BINDINGS - (3HR) learn how to put that binding on properly for a beautiful finish. Kay will demo how to use the "Shortcut Binding Tool" to make a flange and binding in one unit with no hand stitching. A great way to get those quilts done fast and easy.


3.)SQUARE IN A SQUARE OPTIONS WORKSHOP - This workshop consists of working with the ruler to create the options for which you can use this ruler. During this class you will make a reference book that shows exactly how you cut your squares to make the options. Kay will also talk about pattern adaptation. This is a good workshop to acquaint yourself with the ruler and its possibilities. This is a 3 hour workshop.

Fabric and Cutting supply list: ( Precut before class)
A. (10) 3” x 3" - Light color squares
B. (6 ) 1 ¾” x 40" - Dark strips (selvage to selvage)
C. (2) 2 ¼” x 40" - Light strips (selvage to selvage)
D. (1) 3” x 40" - Light strips (selvage to selvage)

Bring extra fabric in case we need to cut more strips. The strips don’t all have to be the same fabric, just have lights and darks. You can use shorter strips but bring enough to meet the fabric requirements.

General Class supplies:
1. Sewing machine in good working order, new needle, ¼” seam foot, thread and bobbin
2. Glue stick and 12 sheets plain white paper
3. General sewing supplies
4. Optional: Square in a Square® ruler and any of the other Square in a Square® books. I will bring some for you to use during class if you prefer to try the ruler first.

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4.)Constellation Wallhanging

Constellation

In this workshop you will create a small wallhanging of nine stars. The quilt measures 24” X 24”. (kits are available in red, blue, and ecru for $20.00) This quilt pattern is free with your ruler and it is also in the Square in a Square® Book. This is a 3 hour workshop.

Fabric Requirements:
A. 1 yard - Navy
B. ½ yard - Red
C. ½ yard - Light Background
D. ¼ yard - Center of Stars (Optional)

You can use colors from your stash

Cutting prior to class:
A. (4) 1 ¾” x 40” strips (selvage to selvage) - Navy
B. (4) 1 ¾” x 40” strips (selvage to selvage) - Red
C. (2) 2 ½” x 40” strips, subcut into (16) 2 ½” squares - Light Background
D. (1) 2 7/8” x 18” strip, subcut into (6) 2 7/8” squares - Light Background
Bring the rest of your fabric, it will be cut during class


General Class supplies:
1. Sewing machine-in good working order, new needle, ¼” seam foot
2. Threads, bobbins
3. Paper bag for scraps
4. Fabric for class project
5. 6” X 12” ruler or 6” X 24” ruler
6. Rotary cutter-new blade, mat
7. General sewing supplies, scissors, pins, rippers

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5.)Americana Quilt

Americana

It's a grand ole quilt! The same 6” Scrappy Star is set together with a unit of (4) stripes. Its so quick and easy! This quilt use country style colors of blue, burgundy, and gold. This quilt measures 69”X 75”. You will get a good amount of this project completed within this 6 hour workshop.

Also a 3 hour workshop with the Americana as a wallhanging is available.This quilt measures 25” x 25”.

This quilt is in the 10th Anniverisy Book page 8 - 9.

Fabric Requirements:
A. Stars-scraps of dark blue 1 ¾” wide totaling about 1 ½ yards of fabric or (25) strips
B. 1 ½ yards - Background-light or gold or a variety to make (60) 3” squares and (120) 2” squares
C. 1 /2 yard - Dark colors (blue and navy) center of stars
D. 1 ½ yards - Red scraps for flag strips
E. 1 ½ yards - Tan or gold scraps for flag stripes
F. 1 ¾ yards - Borders 1 & 3, a dark color print
G. Second border uses scraps from stripes
H. ¾ yard - Binding, a dark print

General Class supplies:
1. Sewing machine-in good working order, new needle, ¼” seam foot
2. Threads, bobbins
3. Paper bag for scraps
4. Fabric for class project
5. 6” X 12” ruler or 6” X 24” ruler
6. Rotary cutter-new blade, mat
7. General sewing supplies, scissors, pins, ripper


6.)Dissappearing Star

In this 6 hour workshop you will create, an easy pieced lap quilt which measures 54 ” x 72” Great quilt for using large novelty prints. It is a beginner project. This quilt is in the Square in a Square® Book.

Fabric yardage:
A. ½ yard - Medium color center squares
B. 1 ¼ yard - Light color- 1 st row around center square
C. 1 ½ yards - Medium or dark color – star points
D. 1 ½ yards - Medium or dark color –star points
E. 1 ½ yards - Print for solid blocks
F. 1 ¼ yard - 1 st border
G. ¾ yard - Binding
H. 4-5yards - Backing

General Class supplies:
1. Sewing machine-in good working order, new needle, ¼” seam foot
2. Threads, bobbins
3. Paper bag for scraps
4. Fabric for class project
5. 6” X 12” ruler or 6” X 24” ruler
6. Rotary cutter-new blade, mat
7. General sewing supplies, scissors, pins, rippers

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7.)Triangle Galaxy

Triangle Galaxy

A very fun and fast quilt. Each star block uses two option blocks which make four units. 30 Stars makes a quilt approximately 54” x 70”. Square in a Square® 10th Anniversary Book. This is a 6 hour workshop.


 

8.)Prairie Claw Workshop

Prairie Claw Workshop

This quilt measures 89” X 100”. It is appealing with its many star points and dark fabrics. A great scrappy quilt. 6 hour workshop from the Square in a Square® Book. (on front cover)


9.)Ohio Star Workshop

Ohio Star

A beginner can whip up this traditional Ohio Star design using the Square in a Square® technique. It measures 36" x 40". This quilt pattern is in the Advancing On II Book. 6 hour workshop.

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Machine Quilting Workshops
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A Machine Quilting Primer

Machine Quilting And Trapunto


Through a series of exercises, learn how to free motion on a home sewing machine. The technique class also covers proper equipment, basting, threads, needles and batting. Hands on exercises give you guidance and confidence in the free motion technique. At the end of the class you will have a collection of muslin squares with samples of your work. This is a 3 hour class.

Beginner Class SUPPLY LIST : **This is a technique class**
1. Sewing machine in good working order, the feed dogs MUST be able to drop. Bring your *Sewing Machine Manual* IMPORTANT
2. Darning foot or spring foot for free motion quilting (bring all your feet if you are not sure which one to use)
3. Tray or acrylic table for your sewing machine, (this is optional)
*4. Sharp or universal needles 80/12
5. (14) 14” - Squares of muslin
6. (7) 14” - Squares of cotton or cotton blend batting. **Please layer the squares together with your favorite method of basting: muslin, cotton batting, muslin. (makes 7  sandwiches)
*7. 50wt 100% cotton tan, ecru or white thread
8. BSS-basic sewing supplies
9. Paper and pencil
10. Tweezers
*11. Blue water soluble marker
*Available to purchase at class


Get Out Of The Ditch!!

Tired of using your walking foot to do in the ditch work?  Express yourself by getting out of that ditch!  Strap on your walking foot and Kathy will show you how to use that foot to complete beautiful quilts.  This is a technique class, but may bring quilts for a discussion of ideas. Beginner Class, this is a 3 hour class.

Fabric requirments:
1. (3) Fat quarters (color must be darker tone on tone)
2. (3) Cotton or cotton blend battings 18” x 22” pieces
3. (3) fat quarters of muslin for backing
Using the fabrics above, please baste them into (3) sandwiches before class


General Class supplies:
1. Sewing machine in good working order, the feed dogs MUST be able to drop.
        Bring your *Sewing Machine Manual* IMPORTANT
2. Walking foot
*3. Threads-choose a color slightly lighter than your fabric choice.  It should be cotton.  You may also bring a variegated thread.  (no metallics or fussy threads!)
*4. Chalk pencils or whatever you like to draw lines onto your fabric of choice with. Make sure it will show on your fabric
*Available to purchase at class

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Machine Trapunto

Trapunto adds a third dimension to your quilt.  Learn to do this easy technique by machine.  Create a block which can later be made into a pillow.  Some experience with free motion machine quilting is preferred.  Advanced Beginner, this is a 3 hour class.

Fabric requirments:
A. (4) 14” - Squares of muslin
B. (3) 14” - Squares of batting, cotton or cotton blend
C. (3) 12” - Squares of polyester batting
D. (2) 14” - Squares of fabric of your color choice, something light colored with minimal design on it. Batiks work nicely.

General Class supplies:
1. Sewing machine in good working order, the feed dogs Must be able to drop,
    Bring your *Sewing Machine Manual* IMPORTANT

2. Darning foot or spring foot for free motion quilting.(bring all your feet if you are not sure which to use)
*3. Water soluble thread (Vanish recommended)
4. Small sharp scissors for cutting away polyester batting.(Applique' scissors are a good choice)
*5. Cotton thread that is a slightly darker color than the fabric of your choice and ecru thread
*6. Blue water soluble marker, charcoal pencils or whatever you prefer to mark a pattern on your quilt top.
*7. Quilting gloves (optional)
*8. Universal or Sharp 80/12 needles
9. Ott light (optional)
*Available to purchase at class


Let's Doodle Workshop

This technique class teaches how to free motion leaves, flowers, stars and general doodling with your sewing machine’s needle.  You should be familiar with free motion quilting. This is a 3 hour class.

Fabric requirments:
1. (14) 14” - Squares of muslin
2. (7) 14” - Squares of Cotton or cotton blend batting
Please layer the squares together with your favorite method of basting: muslin, cotton batting, muslin.

General Class supplies:
1. Sewing machine in good working order, the feed dogs Must be able to drop,
    Bring your *Sewing Machine Manual* IMPORTANT

2. Darning foot or spring foot for free motion quilting.(bring all your feet if you are not sure which to use)
3. If you have a tray or acrylic table for your sewing machine, (optional)
*4. Threads 50 wt. cotton tan, ecru or white thread, you may bring variegated threads to play with.
*5. Sharp or Universal needles 80/12
6. Bring several bobbins wound with your cotton thread.
7. BSS-basic sewing supplies
*8. Blue water soluble marker
*9. Quilting gloves (optional)
10. Ott light (optional)
*11. Tweezers
12. Paper and pencil to draw with
*Available to purchase at class

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