Thursday Evening Class
Instructor: Marianne Ballash
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Cost: $25
*Pattern Fee: $N/A
*Kit Fee: The tool required to make this quilt is the Tucker Trimmer called Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star – Petite. All of the instructions and some patterns come with the Tool. The pattern for the small quilt we will make in class is included. I will have a variety of kits that include everything for the quilt top and the backing for $50. The Tool is $28.95 on my website and available in quilt shops. Class members will get 15% off of everything on my website. The fabric requirements are just a couple of fat quarters and some backing so people can easily grab something they have for this class.
*Pattern/Kit paid to instructor
Size: 78" x 78"
Description - The Hunter’s Star pattern is beautiful and a quilt that many quilters would like to make someday. We will use Deb Tucker’s “Rapid Fire” ruler and techniques to make a wall quilt. This is a time saving, accurate, step-by-step way to make the blocks. It’s an easier, more precise technique that works for beginners as well as more experienced quilters. The construction tool has instructions for both right and left-handed trimmers.
You will learn important cutting and pressing tips for making the diamonds perfect and keeping the angles correct. All seams will nest together for easy alignment. When the individual block units are finished, they are trimmed down to the perfect size. You will be so pleased with the results.
We will make a basic two-color version of the quilt. After you understand the concept, I will demonstrate how to prepare additional blocks for 3 and 4 color varieties. You will go home with ideas for more block arrangements, color schemes and sizes than you thought imaginable. You won’t want to make just one.
Needed Items - Basic Sewing kit including extra needles
¼” sewing machine foot
Neutral colored thread
Rotary cutter with a new blade
Cutting mat about 12”x18” (optional)
Acrylic ruler about 3”x12”
Personal ironing mat (optional)
Small personal iron (optional)