GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: Sew a Looper Quilt Top
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If you've been wanting to learn to sew modern + fun patchwork quilts, this is the class for you! In this one-day intensive, you'll learn how to construct a Looper Quilt top.
Looper is a unique quilt pattern with modular blocks, meaning they can be rearranged in any direction to create a continuous design. Follow the suggested designs or create your own!
This workshop will cover:
- How to design a LOOPER quilt layout (check out #looperquilt on Instagram for some amazing inspiration from other makers!)
- How to accurately cut straight and curved fabric pieces with a rotary cutter and cutting mat
- How to assemble your straight and curved fabric pieces (you must have machine sewing experience; see below)
- How to iron in quilting
- Students will learn to create and assemble quilt blocks for their design, however most students will not complete a quilt top during this workshop! Our focus will be learning the skills needed to create this quilt, and students will use the blocks made and skills learned in class to complete the quilt top on their own. If you don't have a machine at home, check out our Open Sewing Hours!
Want to make a complete quilt from the top you start in this workshop? Come back for our Beginner Quilting Workshop, where you'll learn how to assemble your "quilt sandwich" with batting and binding. Please note: We can only accommodate crib-sized quilts in our Beginner Quilting workshop due to time limitations.
Please note this is not a learn-to-sew class. Students must have basic machine sewing knowledge and be comfortable using a sewing machine. If you do not know how to sew, please take one of our Sewing 101 classes as a minimum prerequisite to this class.
Tools + Fabric
We will provide all necessary tools for use during class (cutting mats, rotary cutters, rulers, pins, irons, ironing boards, etc). Each student will have access to their own sewing machine courtesy of BERNINA of America
Fabric, thread, and the quilt pattern are not included in the registration fee and will be available to purchase during class at a 10% discount to workshop attendees.
Date & Time: Select above.
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company (here's where we're located)
Cost: $155 includes 7 hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines + tools. Does NOT include pattern, fabric or thread-- All required materials will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing. Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts. When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or applique), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads