Class Description: Using one Jelly Roll package with 40 fabrics, or cutting 2 1/2” strips from fabrics can make a large variety of lap quilts. There are many ways to lay out the blocks, combine the colors and change the borders to create a one of a kind Dresden Design. We’ll be using Anelie’s piecing method of Stitch-n-Flip. This technique gives quilters a choice to applique or not and removes the difficulty of getting the Dresden to lay down flat. You will be surprised as to how easy the cutting and piecing technique is. Class Supply List: 20 - 2 1/2” strips of Light colored fabric or fabric contrasting the other 20 strips being used. 20 – 2 1/2” strips of Dark fabric or fabric contrasting the other 20 strips being used. 1 1/2 yards Background Fabric. The Background Fabric can be one fabric or multiple fabrics. 1/4 yard fabric for Inner Border. 1 1/4 yard fabric for Outer Border. 1/2 yard fabric for Binding. 3 1/4 yards for Backing. Batting approximately 57” X 69”. Jelly Roll Split-Blade Pattern. Thread to match fabric. Rotary cutting tools – board, cutter, and rulers. Fast-2-Cut Dresden Ruler (I will have these available for purchase in class) or Template plastic. BSK. Seam ripper. Water soluble fabric glue. Freezer Paper. Starch. Turning tool such as the “Purple Thang”. Fabric marking tool, i.e. blue water soluble pen. Sewing machine in good working order.
Pre Class Preparation: Cut background blocks. 48 – 6 1/2 X 6 1/2 squares. Pair strips together in a color combination that works for your fabrics. Sew them together and press seams open. Cut the strips into 5 1/4” lengths. You should get 7-8 sections cut per strip. Anelie will provide additional pre-class preparation and cutting instructions to students once registration is complete. Contact Anelie at the above email if you have questions. Be sure to check out her website at www.dresdenquilt.net.