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)
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
• 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)