GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: Sew a Looper Quilt Top
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**All workshop attendees are required to wear a mask for the duration of the workshop**
If you've been wanting to learn to sew modern + fun patchwork quilts, this is the class for you! In this two-part workshop, you'll 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 work toward making a 40" x 40" Baby size quilt top. Those interested in making a larger quilt can use the blocks made and skills learned in class to complete a larger quilt top on their own. If you are unable to complete your baby size quilt top during the workshop hours and 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.
This is a two-part workshop taking place on the following dates:
Saturday 10/1 at 3pm-6pm and Sunday 10/2 at 12pm-5pm.
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 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 and thread are not included in the registration fee and will be available to purchase during class at a 10% discount to workshop attendees. A printed copy of the Looper pattern will be provided during class and is yours to keep!
Date & Time: Select start date above (this is a two-part workshop)
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company (here's where we're located)
Cost: $145 includes sewing pattern, 8 hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines + tools. Does NOT include fabric or notions-- 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