A message from Michelle, one of the convenors of the Modern Quilt Group:
Modern quilting group meets on Thursday 12 March at 7.30 pm.
Gemma is back from Quiltcon and will be talking to us about her adventures in Austin, Texas.
Last month Nicole showed us her gorgeous mini that she got in a swap, made by Nicole Daksiewicz from Modern Handcraft. Everyone was very keen for a tutorial, so you have a choice! You can either go ahead and follow this one http://modernhandcraft.com/2013/11/hexagon-mini-quilt-tutorial/ from the designer herself, check out the magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting Issue 18, page 89 and/or come along on Thursday night and I will demonstrate how to I do it using Nicole’s fantastic tutorial. Hint – I use a lot less glue 😉 Another hint – I’m kinda flying by the seat of my pants but I’m sure we’ll all learn together.
If you would like to Modern Hexie along with me on Thursday night, please bring the following. Please cut out all your fabric before you come – it will save time on the night.
- 1 inch hexagon papers, or any size you want really (probably 1/4 would be getting a little ridiculous though).
- Fabric already cut into hexagon shapes with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
- Needle and thread for basting your hexagons
- Glue (I use Roxanne Basting Glue. A glue stick will not be strong enough unless you have a really strong glue stick)
- 12 1/2 inch square of PLAIN homespun
- Some batting and backing to quilt your square with. Precut these at home
- Your sewing machine, walking foot, quilting thread
- A marking tool or wash out pen for marking the quilting lines, along with a long-enough ruler to mark out a 12 1/2 inch quilt on the diagonal
- Basting pins
- Baking paper, waxed kitchen paper or a 15 inch piece of scrap cloth for saving the tables and ironing boards from the glue which will seep through the fabric.
- Usual sewing notions
See you Thursday. Don’t forget show and tell.