Whether the tropics are in your future or not, you can get blown away by the Tradewinds quilt. Using a jelly roll, a little fabric, and a strip tube ruler, you can let this quilt take you away to a tropical paradise.
Date: September 21, 2022 - WEDNESDAY
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
15% Discount on Supplies Purchased at 3 Hens & A Chick for Classes
PATTERN: Tradewinds a Cozy Strip Club pattern for 2 1/2inch strips (available at 3 Hens & A Chick Quilt Shop)
1 Jelly Roll (at least 40 Strips) and 1/4 yd cut of 2 coordinating fabrics
16 quarter yard cuts of various fabrics
1 3/4 yd background and Border 1 fabric (If you wish, you can wait on the second border and backing fabric. Once the center is together, you will be able to see what works best).
1 1/4 yd for Border #2
Backing - 4 yd of fabric
Sewing machine in good working order
Strip Tube Ruler and rulers to cut width of fabric (6" or 8.5" X 24")
Any other sewing notions you think you might need (Seam ripper, scissors, pins, thread clippers, etc.)
HOMEWORK BEFORE CLASS BEGINS:
Cut (all cuts are width of fabric)
If you purchased a jelly roll and yardage, cut 3 -2 1/2"strips from the yardage fabrics.
If you purchased yardage instead of a jelly roll, cut 3 - 2 1/2"strips from each of the 16 fabrics.
From your background fabric, cut 7 strips measuring 4 1/2" wide
Select 3 strips and sew together using a quarter inch seam. Use sizing or starch spray when you press the seams in one direction (preferably towards the darker fabrics. This is one strip set. Make 10 total sets like this.
NEXT, select 2 strips and sew together using a quarter inch seam. Use sizing or starch spray when you press the seams in one direction (preferably towards the darker fabric. This is one strip set. Make 7 total sets like this.
If you have any questions, please call or text Candis at 256-374-9916.