Yesterday I did a class at Sew This and That. Each month they do a Ruler club but I had never been, it is tough doing classes with little kids so I don’t do many. But this was Hexagons…..so I had to go!
We used Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates – Set G. For small hexagons plus….hummm sounded interesting to me!
I was blown away by what can be achieved with the right templates, careful cutting and marking, using a scant 1/4” seam and careful pressing!
Imagine sewing a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt on the machine in only a fraction of the time it takes to paper piece it all!
Baby Blocks – I have always wanted to do one of these quilts but was put of by having to paper piece it or the other method I have seen where you cut the top of the block in two parts so that it can be pieced in rows.
These are called Inner City. It would be interesting to see a whole quilt like this.
In all honesty, I wouldn’t have bought the templates without having the class. The price of the set is prohibitive in Australia but when they are included in the cost of the class it was quite reasonable. Since using them I think they are well worth the money, but doing a class to learn how to use the templates properly is a good idea too.
To say I am impressed by the possibilities is an understatement!
Have you learnt any new techniques lately?