Teaching a Fabric Basket class and More

Baskets using Batting!

So, last week, after having a root canal, I taught a Basket class at Essem. There was only one participant in the class, Wendy. She was super speedy and was able to finish up her basket very quickly! She’s used a variety and Kafe fabrics and her basket is stunning! Don’t you agree?

Here is my basket. I used fabric from my stash. I used 2 fabrics and like the effect! If you’d like to learn how to make this basket – let Simina or Rajan at Essem know and they’ll start a wait list.

Machine Binding Class

On March 10, I will be teaching a binding class at Essem. You will learn how to attach binding totally by machine! There will be lots of time-saving tricks and the results will be amazing! I’ll be demonstrating regular binding, scrappy binding, and flange binding. Bring projects ready for binding and you will leave with the binding completed! Contact Essem Textiles to sign up for the class. There are only a few spots left!

Did you see my Row by Row Quilt?

This week, it was my day to share my February Row by Row quilt on Island Batik’s Blog Hop! It was such a fun quilt to make, with beautiful fabrics from a collection called “Vintage Lace” by Kathy Engle. You can read more about it HERE.

This quilt is 50″ x 60″. I used Accuquilt dies to cut the whole quilt. It’s quilted with a Schmetz needle, Aurifil thread, using Silly Moon’s “Beanie” rulers, and has Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Same Quilt, Different Fabric

Last week I showed my finish “In the Woods” featuring Evergreen and Pine by Kathy Engle that is in the Island Batik Catalogue. You can read about it HERE.

This week, my pattern tester, Carol, posted a picture of her quilt … it has a totally different look using different fabrics! I love it. You can read what Carol has to say about the quilt pattern HERE. Thank you for testing the pattern, Carol!

I am always fascinated by how different quilts look when you use different fabrics!

Let me know if you would like to purchase the “In the Woods” pattern!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

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  2. Amazing how different the two versions of Into the Woods look! Great pattern. Love your fabric basket. I bet it was a great class. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  4. Hi Gail! After a root canal . . . you just casually tossed that out like everyone has a root canal and then teaches a class! I hope it went well (the rc). I have one in my very near future, I suspect. The basket class went well as we can easily see. I would have loved to take the class with you or the upcoming binding one. Isn’t it fab that you can get back to teaching in-person classes? {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Well, the class was scheduled before the root canal, so I just went with it! Tylenol and Ibuprofen are nice when you need them! Hmmm, you’re making me wonder if I should teach the classes (Baskets & Binding) on line? Maybe … We’ll see. In the meantime, it’s great to be teaching in person! Happy Quilting! 🙂

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  5. Whoa — kudos for teaching after a root canal…. Nifty baskets. And, I really like your In the Woods pattern. Did you use your AccuQuilt dies for it like the row by row? Lots on nice eye candy this week.

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