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212-22: 212-22 Accordian Sewn HST Workshop - Beth Helfter

Introduction to Accordian Sewn HST Workshop Why a Workshop with Beth Helfter?

Quilting is supposed to be fun, and with every pattern I strive to keep you as far away from your seam ripper as possible, with every lecture I work to keep quilting light, fun, and motivating, and with every workshop I try to create a relaxed atmosphere of learning with a fun pattern or technique that doesn’t aim for perfection, but aims for a great day of quilty entertainment and learning. Lecturing and teaching is still my very favorite part of this career and I can’t wait to meet Utah Quilt Guild via Zoom in October!

Why take the Intro to Accordion Sewn HSTs™ Workshop? The Accordion Sewn HSTs™ method came to me almost in a fever dream, and since then I’ve been on a mission to bring it to groups everywhere, showing the cool things it can do, from scrappy to ordered accordions that create a block practically in one fell swoop. In this class, you will learn the basic technique, and apply it to an ordered accordion block. We will take it one step further and learn Accordion Sewn QSTs™ too! So much fun!

Pattern Fee:  n/a

Kit Fee:  $8.00 (optional)

Machine:  Required

Class Supply List: OPTIONAL precut kits will be available for $8. My colors tend to be brights, more modern, and kits will definitely vary. If you would prefer to prepare your own fabrics, I will not be remotely insulted. If so, here’s what you’ll need:

• Fat quarter of background fabric

• Eight scraps, all different fabrics, but they should look nice together.

If using your own fabric, you will need to cut your homework as well – see homework section

 Other items to bring:

• Piecing thread

• Full bobbins

• One safety pin

• If you own the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers bring them (will also be available in class – not NEEDED, but they are a miracle in themselves for trimming HSTs). If not, bring a small square ruler or whatever you prefer for trimming half square triangles.

• Cutting mat

• Rotary cutter

• Basic sewing supplies (snips, scissors, pins, extra machine needles,…. you know the drill)

• Sewing machine with instruction book

 Cutting Homework if Using Your Own Fabrics

From background:

• Cut 4 3 1/2” squares

• Cut 4 3” squares

• Cut 4 2 1/2” x 8 1/2" rectangles

• Cut 4 2 1/2” squares

From EACH scrap:

• Cut 2 3 1/2” squares (you’ll have 16 squares total, 2 each of eight fabrics)


Skill Details:
All Levels
Instructor Name:
Beth Helfter
Instructor Bio:
And wait? Who is Beth Helfter? To answer the second question first? That's me right there. I'm a quilt designer, author, and instructor from Massachusetts who's been quilting for over twenty years and has been building a business since 2005, when I had twin two year olds and a need to create to stay sane. Many years later I have three adult and almost adult daughters, and the need to create has been joined by the need to get out of the house now and then and be with quilters, inspiring, motivating, learning, and sharing my designs and seeing theirs as well! My work has been featured in Quilters World, The Quilter, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Quilts From Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, and I was a member of the 2014 Quiltmaker ?Scrap Squad.? I've taught nationally since 2010. My style tends toward the scrappy and my designs mirror my company tagline: Inspired Designs, Relaxed Attitude. I am the creator of the Accordion Sewn HSTs method, a way to get way more bang for your scrappy buck when it comes to half square triangles, and have authored two books on the process.

212-22: 212-22 Accordian Sewn HST Workshop - Beth Helfter

$ 50.00
212-22:   Thu, Oct 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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