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Modern Expressions Runner with Susan Madu of Modern Blended Quilts

Build/refine your quilter's toolkit of essential skills to include accurate piano keys piecing and inset pieced rounded squares to add high impact shapes to your quilting projects.

This workshop demonstrates:

  • Using freezer paper to create a template as an innovative technique for rounded squares and many different inset modern blocks.
  • Learn to make accurate 1/2" piano keys.
  • Combine these clean line techniques with a muted jewel toned colour palette and you have a table runner with high graphic interest.
  • Finish it off with a facing binding technique.
The pattern also includes instructions to make a pillow but the pillow will not be taught in the class, however you will learn the skills to be able to make it on your own later.

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. New to Zoom? Reach out to us and we would be happy to give you a brief tutorial ahead of time. This is a two-session class with time for homework in between sessions.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Requirements: Modern Expressions for Home pattern, fabric and batting to complete the runner, mechanical pencil, compass, paper scissors, paper blade for your rotary cutter, fabric glue stick, freezer paper 2 15" squares, Acorn Easy Press Pen and fabric treatment. You will also need a curved surface such as an Iron Finger, strip stick or rolling pin with a hand towel for pressing open seams. A sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter and a ruler (6" x 24" and a 12-1/2" or larger square). You will need a device with Zoom app already installed, a microphone and a camera.
Instructor: Susan Madu
Instructor Bio: Susan is a pattern designer and instructor from Calgary, Alberta. Susan has decades of quilting experience and excels at teaching via Zoom. She is delivers clear, detailed instructions with lots of tips and tricks added in. Susan is a frequent instructor at Watergirl Quilt Co and we are excited to have her here to teach her latest pattern Modern Expressions for Home.

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