KQ Quilt School

Laying out fabrics

On a recent afternoon, beginners, longtime quilters, and those who haven’t sewn for years gathered together in the Keepsake Quilting break room for “quilt school.” The first order of business was making sure we all knew how to achieve exact ¼” seam allowances on our machines. We were told that this would make our lives (quilting lives, anyway) so much easier. Next up was rotary-cutter safety and technique. Of course the girls who have worked in the cutting room needed no instruction in this regard and eagerly helped those who were new to the rotary cutter.

Stepping Stones in soft blues and pinks

At the end of the first class, just about everyone had a finished Stepping Stones block, and many were ready to work on Bow Tie, Snowball and Flying Geese blocks at home. It was such fun to see the blocks done in so many different fabrics, from sweet pastels to baby prints to batiks to reproduction prints. We can’t wait to see the different samplers that will be taking shape over the next few months.

Here are more images from our class. Click an image to view larger, and enjoy scrolling through the photos.

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