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String Tulips


1 Day

Sat, 23rd March, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

Experiment using a string piecing technique to make the tulip petals in this small quilt. This is mainly machine pieced, but with some hand sewing as well. Fabric choice could be of the 1930’s reproduction mixed with moderns as in the original quilt for a bright scrappy look or other fabric selections of your own choice all work beautifully as well. You may wish to make just one block or plan to go on to make the complete quilt. Full instructions will be given.

Student requirements
For single block

  • Background 8” x 9 ½”
  • Leaves approx 7” x 3 ½”
  • Stem – a cut strip 3 ½” x ¾”
  • Petals – a variety of scraps – these need to be approx 3 ½” wide (any length)

For quilt

  • Background for blocks 60cms
  • Borders 1 & 2 80cms
  • Border 2 & tulips – scraps or variety of fabrics totaling 1 metre
  • Leaves & Stems – a variety of greens totaling approx 50cms
  • Ric Rac 6 ½ metres

You will also need:

  • Sewing machine in good working order with manual & leads (sewing machine to have been recently PAT tested.)
  • Spare sewing machine needles
  • ¼” foot
  • Normal sewing equipment – scissors (for fabric & paper), pins etc…
  • Neutral sewing thread for piecing plus a colour match for leaves & stems
  • Tacking thread
  • Freezer paper approx ½ metre, pencil
  • Rotary cutting equipment and mat