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Foundation Paper Piecing with Freezer Paper – Schoolhouse

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Originally scheduled for April 27, this class has been rescheduled for June 29. At this point, attendance is currently full, but check back in case that changes.

Joyce Cambron has been quilting for over 30 years, and was employed at both The Cotton Club and The Quilt Crossing. She first learned the freezer paper technique in a 3-day workshop with Judy Mathieson in 2002, making a large Mariner’s Compass quilt. In 2010, Leisure Arts published her book on machine piecing curved seams, including 6 projects using her technique with freezer paper.

Joyce is eager to share this fun technique with you! You’ll be introduced to the technique with an Off-Center Log Cabin Block and then move on to a Wonky House Block that Joyce will use for discussing the challenges of odd-shaped fabric pieces and what’s involved in sewing multiple sections into a block.”

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This technique was introduced to me over 20 years ago in a workshop with Judy Mathieson. Since then I have applied her technique to many Foundation Piecing designs.
Using Freezer Pape r for foundations has several advantages including the fact that the foundations can be re-used multiple times if handled care fully; and even better, you don’t need to tear away the paper.

Class Supplies
Basic sewing supplies
Sewing machine, thread and loaded bobbins Rotary cutter, rulers and matt
Scissors for both fabric and paper Travel or craft iron and ironing surface
Permanent marker for labeling foundation areas (Black Fine Point Sharpie) Optional: Add-a-Quarter Ruler, any length.
I will bring my collection of Add-a-Quarters for students to try but please don’t purchase one until you decide if you like this technique.

Please bring an old sewing machine needle for perforating paper.

Joyce will provide pre-printed foundations on 8 1/2″ x 11″ freezer paper sheets for both of the projects.

Off-Center Log Cabin Blocks

The Log Cabin is a standard for Foundation Piecing. It’s a fine beginning project for learning the Freezer Paper technique. I’ve chosen the Off-Center design because four finished blocks can be used to create a pillow top or small wall hanging with a little more zing. You can choose whether to finish the extra three foundations you’ll be creating in class, or just make the one.

Please pre-cut strips. They do not have to be precisely cut – we will trim them as we move along.

Wide Strips: 1 3/4″ – 2″ wide (See Reds)
These are the fabrics you’ll choose for the “center” if you’re planning a 4-block top. You’ll need about 54 inches total for one block, 216 inches total for 4 blocks.
Narrow Strips: 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″ wide (See Blacks)
These are the fabrics which for the “background” for a 4-block “circle”. Cut about 60 inches for one block, 240 inches for 4.

Wonky House Block

This 8-inch block can be finished as a potholder, or as the center of a larger project.
Feel free to bring plenty of fabric scraps. I’m giving you minimal sizes for the larger areas of the block.

Background: 6″ x 20″
House: 2 1/2″ x 16″
Door: 2 1/2″ x 4″
Chimney: 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Window: 2″ x 2″
Tree: 4″ x 6″
Roof: 2″ x 12″
Trunk: 2” x 2 1/2”


June 29
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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6750 West Victory Road
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