Learn how to make this classic quilt with modern variations from the very best!
Pickle Dish Quilt Technique Class
Instructor: Sarah Bond
This is a workshop style class designed for advanced beginners and beyond. This is a great technique for creating those perfect curves and points every time. We’ll start the class with a basic, simple Pickle Dish block and I’ll walk you through the basics of paper piecing. We’ll continue on to variations including perfect points and flying geese. You can try all the variations or just stick with the ones you like. Then, we will practice sewing those large and small curved seams to put together your blocks. At the end of the class, we’ll experiment with
placement of the blocks so you can see how the different sets and arrangements of the blocks can create the contemporary or traditional quilt that is perfect for you.
• Sewing machine in good working order
• Basic sewing supplies, including rotary cutter and small mat, pins, scissors
• Pencil and paper for taking notes
• Patterns and instructions will be provided
• Fabric – The examples are scrappy interpretations of the Pickle Dish. If you have fat quarters and large scraps, these are great for the arcs. Alternatively, ¼ to ½ yard cuts
of 5 or 6 complementary fabrics will give you enough fabric to complete a good number of
arcs. If you like them, batiks and solids are great because there is no wrong side – a plus if
you are new to paper piecing and you sew a piece on backwards!
• The quilts shown are 36 block quilts. Each block consists of two arcs, two shoulders and
a lozenge or football shape. The shoulders are the background fabric. The quilt on tip uses a
separate fabric for the lozenge while the one to the right uses background fabric between
the two arcs. Three to 4 yards of background fabric is enough for 36 blocks. Borders will
require extra fabric Bring enough fabric for background for a couple of squares so you can
practice block assembly...