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Plaid and Stripes Salad or Other





Plaid and Stripes Salad quilts combine plaid and striped fabrics with your own “focus” personalize blocks (i.e. Orphan blocks from other classes, antique blocks, pieced blocks, preprinted squares, painted fabrics, embroidered squares, needlework,  theme prints/fabrics, appliqué designs, pictures printed on fabrics, etc.) to make a unique quilt.  You may also choose to use fabrics other than plaids and stripes.  This Quilt makes a wonderful school or holiday theme quilt. If you choose to use no plaids or stripes, you are making a Tossed Salad Quilt.  This name will be more meaningful to you after the class.  It is a great class for beginners.

This is an easy quilt to learn to use plaids and striped fabrics.  Students will make multiples of 15 different 6" finished blocks which are completed utilizing easy rotary cut shapes.  The shapes are cut from 12 or more fabrics to yield a variety of pieced blocks

About 3’ – 4’ wall space per student is good to have so that students can arrange sewn blocks and "focus" blocks for their own unique quilt.  Students often finish a small wall size quilt top in the class.  Numerous border options are provided with the class instructions.

This is my most popular workshop – and I will be forever excited about making these quilts.  Many people tell me that I could call this class "It doesn't matter"  It is a great class for beginners because they can have a successful result, even if everything is not done perfectly.  I do introduce and teach correct piecing techniques for completing the quilt.




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